10 Best Vertical Garden Planters
Need your plants to grow up instead of out? Create a lush herb, veggie, or flower garden with our favorite outdoor vertical garden planters.
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Best Budget Vertical Garden Planter
For less than $40, Mr. Stacky, which is just one foot wide, provides 20 planting locations for veggies, flowers or herbs. Combine strawberries and succulents or basil and begonias.
The self-watering design features a drip tray to contain messes, and it also comes apart and re-stacks for easy planting. The Home Depot website reviewers report that they have successfully grown strawberries, peppers, lettuces and herbs in Mr. Stacky.
Best Living Wall Vertical Garden Planter — Pocket Style
The original inspiration for a vertical garden came with the concept of the “living wall.” This felt planter by Style Selections from Lowe’s embodies the spirit of that idea. Thirty-six pockets made from reinforced felt allow the soil to breathe and the plants to retain moisture. Hung from steel grommets, it’s strong enough to handle all your favorite plants.
Best Socially Responsible Vertical Garden Planter
Look no further than the Lettuce Grow FarmStand, made in the U.S. from upcycled FDA food grade and BPA-free plastic. This self-watering, self-fertilizing system uses 95 percent less water than traditional gardens, according to the manufacturer.
Customize your size from 12 to 36 plants; you can add on later if you want. Know that for every 10 sold, one is donated. LettuceGrow website reviewer Courtney L. gives it five stars:
“The farmstand is an absolute game changer!! We don’t have a yard at our townhome so I never thought I’d be able to have my own farm … I was wrong! The best part of my day is coming downstairs and seeing how much my plants have grown.”
Best Splurge Vertical Garden Planter
If you’re looking for form and function and prefer modern or contemporary style, it will cost you. But it’s worth it for this U.S.-made natural red cedar Vertical Gro Wall System from West Elm.
The piece acts as a privacy barrier and a beautiful vertical garden, with nine pots in various sizes that can be moved around based on aesthetics and what you’re planting.
Best All Around Vertical Garden Planter
The space-saving design of the YardCraft vertical planter maximizes plantings by offering full sun and shaded sides. Made of natural cedar by Amish furniture makers, its sturdy construction will stand up to weather and the hard work of gardening, too.
Best Mobile Vertical Garden Planter
When you need a garden on the go, pick up the Symple Stuff mobile double-frame plastic vertical garden. Four casters and lightweight construction (15.4 pounds without the plants) make it easy to wheel around your yard.
It also features 18 hanging pots to accommodate various plant dimensions. The pots are made from BPA-free, recycled food-grade plastic, so it’s safe to eat the vegetables and herbs grown in them.
Best Pot-Style Living Wall
If you want a lot of plants without a lot of fuss, check out this 36-pot, self-watering vertical wall planter. Simply hang the 9-1/2-pound planter on the wall and you’re ready to go.
The pots feature glossy and matte finishes for visual interest, and the olive-green color offers the perfect background for your prettiest veggies, flowers, and herbs to shine. Hang multiple layers horizontally for a stunning effect when everything is in full flower.
Best Vertical Garden Planter for Flowers
Creating a wall of lush flowers is a snap with the tiered garden planter from FXW on Amazon. Four 19-inch-long planter boxes accommodate uninterrupted cascades of blooms, four feet high.
The powder-coated metal frame stands up to weather and resists rust. The safely bolstered triangular frame won’t tip from the weight of your flowers.
Best Farmhouse Vertical Garden Planter
Decorate your own modern farmhouse with the Chira Tiered Vertical Garden. Its distressed, perforated metal offers that perfect balance between industrial and cozy.
While it appears bulky, it weighs only six pounds and measures 10-inches deep, making it suitable for any small patio or tight outdoor space.
Best Raised Bed With Trellis
For a more traditional vertical trellis, go with the Dev Elevated Planter with Trellis. Made from weather-resistant fir, the design is timeless. Check out those finials! Plant flowers or food crops in the raised bed. Train green beans or beautiful clematis or other climbing flowers and watch your classically beautiful garden grow skyward.