How to Create a Living Plant Wall

Green wall ideas for backyards, courtyards and balconies

Vertical plant walls are great space savers when you have limited space in your yard.

You can grow many different types of plants on a plant wall – herbs, flowering plants, ornamental grasses and salad greens work well.

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Creating a living green wall is a great way to add greenery to your yard.

You can build a plant wall on a fence or attach it to the side of your house or garage.

Green walls not only look great, they also help to improve air quality and attract butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects to your garden.

Here are 8 vertical wall planter ideas to create your own living plant wall.

Meiwo Hanging Garden Wall Planter

This vertical hanging planter can be easily attached to an outdoor wall to create a living plant wall.

The leak-proof design prevents water dripping on the ground underneath and the waterproof material protects the wall from water stains.

This is an ideal planter for flowering plants, strawberries, herbs and salad vegetables.

Bloem Hanging Garden Planters

This hanging garden planter system can be hung horizontally or vertically to create an outdoor plant wall.

It’s ideal for growing vegetables, herbs and flowers in limited spaces.

The self-watering grid in each planter reduces the need for frequent watering.

Algreen Vertical Living Wall Planter

This living wall planter is ideal for mounting on fence or wall.

It comes with 3 planters that can be positioned at different heights.

Vertical Wall Garden Planter Kit

This planter kit comes with a frame and 12 pots, so you can easily customize your vertical plant wall.

It’s easy to assemble and it can also be used to store your garden tools and accessories.

Portrait Gardens Wall Planter

This planter makes it easy to create a small, indoor living garden wall.

It’s perfect for displaying your succulents while also saving on space.

It features a water collection reservoir, built-in watering tray and pins to secure the roots to the planter.

36 Pocket Vertical Wall Planter

This vertical garden wall planter can be used indoors or outdoors to grow herbs, succulents, houseplants or vegetables. 

The self-watering planter pots have an automatic dripping system that moves the water down to each successive row to ensure all plants are well watered.

Delectable Garden Vertical Wall Planter

This planter is perfect for creating a plant wall in a backyard, patio or balcony.

It’s made from eco-friendly, non-toxic, recycled material so it’s perfect for growing vegetables and herbs.

e-Joy Artificial Plant Wall Panels

If you’d prefer a plant wall that doesn’t need any maintenance or watering, these artificial plant wall panels look like the real thing.

They come in a pack of 12, so you can easily cover an unsightly wall or fence.

Each panel measures 20 x 20 inches and they’ll cover an area of 32 sq. feet.

Tips for a planting a vertical green wall

  • Choose a sturdy wall or structure to attach your planter pots to
  • Ensure the spot you choose receives enough natural light throughout the day
  • Check that the planter has a waterproof backing
  • Water the pots from the top so that the drips will water the plants below

I hope you’ve found these tips for creating a living plant wall helpful.


Have you tried growing a green wall at home? Let me know in the comments below.

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How to create a living plant wall

How to create a vertical plant wall at home

Kelly Martin

Hi, I'm Kelly Martin, a landscape gardener and designer with over 10 years experience. I have a passion for small space gardening and I love designing and creating beautiful outdoor spaces that maximize the potential of small urban gardens. Read more

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Brianna S

    How fun is this! My cousin wants something similar for her wedding backdrop.

  2. Colleen

    I have a bricked wall area that would be so perfect for that hanging planter! I love the idea of a wall of greenery.

  3. Nicole

    I love the idea of a plant wall! It’s creative and beautiful.

  4. Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    Nnniiicceeeee….I will go with the “Vertical Wall Garden Planter Kit”. It looks so much easier to assemble!

  5. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I have a vertical garden on one side of our patio. It is very relaxing to sit there and just stare at the healthy blooms. I would want to have a wall planter too. That looks so pretty!

  6. Joanna Clute

    This is so pretty! I have been looking for new landscaping ideas. i need this one!

  7. WanderlustBeautyDreams

    These are such great tips! I love plant walls and I’m considering putting one in my backyard.

  8. Carolyn

    I would LOVE to do something like this because I love greenery and plants so much. It just makes everything feel alive!

  9. Urika

    This is so awesome! Would definitely want to try this at home 😀

  10. Desiree

    Great list! I love the self-watering and artificial options the best. Low maintenance is always key for me:).

  11. joy

    I love your posts. Always so many clever ideas. A plant wall is a fabulous idea. Always seems so romantic to me.

  12. Rosey

    I think the vertical wall planters are great. They seem to hold less interest to critters too, which is great!

  13. Lyanna Soria

    Those are some amazing ideas! I’d love to make this in my garden, definitely need to look out for those planters.

  14. Emman Damian

    Bloem Hanging Garden Planters seems like a great choice for me. I can’t wait to plant again with my mom. We love planting!

  15. littlemisadvencha

    If i own my future house soon, I’d love to have a garden like this. Thanks for sharing this idea. It’s beautiful.

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