Wall gardens for small spaces

Wall gardens for small spaces

Private Property South Africa
Property Professional

Many people are trading their expansive homes for smaller spaces as a way to downsize their lifestyles. Living in a tiny space often means having to use limited space in an efficient way. Perhaps you’ve got a small room, garden, patio, or balcony that you’d like to add some plants to, but are unsure of where to start. Wall gardens are an excellent choice for adding plants to your small space to spruce it up, without making it feel cramped.

Here are the top 5 wall gardens you should consider adding to your small space:

1. Floating shelf vertical garden

Floating shelves, just as the name suggests, are shelves that appear to be ‘floating’ on the wall. They are hung up by screws or double-sided adhesive tape. They’re great for small spaces because they won’t take up any floor space but instead take up wall space. This helps with decorating your tiny space while ensuring that you have enough room to move around.

You can choose to keep your wall garden inside your home or outside on a patio, balcony or terrace. The best plants to grow on your floating shelves are succulents, herbs and any other small plants.

2. Slanted ladder shelf vertical garden

Ladder shelves work well with small spaces because they lean on a section of the wall and don’t take up too much floor space. They’re also quite aesthetically pleasing. You can add various types of plants to your ladder shelf and you can also add other decor items to take it up a notch, especially if your wall garden is indoors.

3. Landscape fabric herb garden

Looking for space to grow your herbs? Consider getting a landscape fabric herb garden. This garden is hung on an outdoor wall using a landscape piece of fabric with various slits in it that house the herb plants. It’s very tiny and portable, making this choice of wall garden very minimalist.

4. Hanging planter wall garden

Your planters don’t have to sit on the floor and take up space that you don’t have. You can use a rope to hang your planters on wall hooks, elevating them from the ground to the wall. It looks stylish and is useful for using your space efficiently.

5. Tin can vertical fence garden

What if you could re-use those tin cans you usually throw away? Instead of chucking them in a bin where they’ll eventually be thrown in a wasteland, repurpose them. All you have to do is paint your tin cans in your desired colour and then hang them up on your fence. Place plants of your choice in the tin cans and voila, you have a vertical fence garden that is space-efficient!

You can still grow your favourite plants in a tiny space if you use any one of the 5 above wall garden ideas.


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