Vertical Pallet Garden

Impress your neighbors with one of our favorite DIY garden ideas!

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Vertical Pallet Garden
Vertical Pallet Garden
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Enhance your outdoor entertainment space with this Vertical Pallet Garden! Give your backyard a pop of color with one of our most popular DIY garden ideas. There are so many ways to upgrade your yard with wooden pallets, but this is by far our favorite!

One of the things we love most about this project is that you can find some of the materials for free. Ask your local garden center to see if they have any wooden pallets they're not using! 

Because this DIY planter is vertical, it’s great for growing trailing flowers or vines that cascade down from level to level. Herbs would also work well in a vertical pallet garden. Impress your guests with your green thumb this summer by making this eye-catching DIY for your backyard!

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueGardening


HolidaySpring, Summer

What plants grow well in vertical pallet gardens?

Once you've built your pretty new pallet garden, you'll want to fill it with plants! Growing succulents is, of course, a great choice. Their shallow roots are ideal for the compact space in a pallet garden. Trailing flowers like petunias, alyssum, million bells, or lobelia all look fantastic as well. You actually have lots of options when it comes to flowers. Just be sure to check that your garden gets the right amount of sun for the plants you choose!

If you want to plant vegetables, avoid things like potatoes, carrots, or onions. Root vegetables (as their name suggests!) need deep soil in order to fully develop, and that just isn't possible with this type of garden. However, vining vegetables like cucumbers, peas, or green beans can all do well. Lettuce, kale, and scallions are also great choices.

Of course, herbs also do very well in gardens like these! Plant rosemary, thyme, sage, and anything else your kitchen is missing.

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I have a corner on my patio that will be the perfect home for one of these vertical planters and my herbs did not do well last year in the ground so this is a great idea to try and so super easy that anyone can do and it gives some umph to your patio for smell and sight. You can even mix it up and put flowers and herbs in it. Great idea.

Such a clever idea and perfect it one is still fairly news to DIY. It uses only basic tools, the tutorial is detailed and easy to follow so nothing to break a sweat over. The result is a really good looking vertical planter that everyone will be admiring and wondering where you bought it!

Ive asked my husband to make some pallet furniture to go with the sons pool the whole summer last year and nothing happened. Ive found at least hundred photos to encourage him to do it, it didnt help. So, thanks for this wonderful idea. I hope it will be easy enough for him to start and see how great pallets can be, because we need a place to put the herbs in. It will not be so colorful, but still useful and effective, dont you think?

This is such a cool way to create a garden in a different kind of space!

This is a wonderful idea, been looking for a way to make my shade area more beautiful, had thought of having hanging flower pots with falling flowers, but will try this out looks beautiful and simple. Thank you for the idea!!

I love this pretty vertical garden. I thought it would be a good idea against a wall on my balcony. I don't have a garden. This is a very nifty idea and is going to look awesome to brighten up outside. I can't wait to go and chose some pretty flowers to put in it.

This is so beautiful! I will show it to my partner and see if he thinks we can make one as well, would be stunning against a shed to have something to look at instead of a blank boring wall, I really do love this idea fingers crossed my partner thinks we can make one up as well)

How simple yet cute is this idea! I can see making a whole fence row of these to show off all the different types of flowers I love. I could work on them easier when I need to transplant or water them since I have back issues. I love the walls of color.

I just love vertical gardens and for ages have been meaning to make one and this idea using a pallet is just the prod I need to get going and finally do something about my dream of a vertical herb garden. A call to our local hardware store has secured me a pallet at no cost (yay!), there are various herbs growing all around our garden, we have a bag of good potting soil so Im all set to go.

How pretty! I love this idea for saving space and also decorating vertically outside.

I adore all the pallet projects I see and this one is no different. Great idea if you want a lot of flowers but don't have a planting space.

It's almost that time! Since I don't have a yard, this is a great solution for the small outdoor deck that I DO have. Space saving gardening is the best kind of gardening.


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