Living in an urban space can drain the life out of people. It’s no wonder that vertical gardens are becoming more popular among urban dwellers that want to get away from the hustle of the city. Gardens can serve many purposes. You can cultivate a vegetable garden inside your home so you can have a sustainable source of food, or you can just create a green patch inside your dwelling for artistic purposes. Whatever your reasons, adopting a vertical garden can surely make your living space feel more effervescent. Here are some garden design ideas that can hopefully inspire you to turn your home into a botanical paradise.
Walls Covered in Green Masterworks
Wall plants are among the best types of greeneries. They’re like a breath of fresh air that adds colour and life to vertical spaces. Use them to your advantage.
- A building wall brimming with plant life
A mural is not a bad idea for a building wall design but if you want something that really makes a statement, go for a wall- garden instead. This attractive outdoor garden design is one to turn heads and paint a subtle smile on people’s faces. It’s just so beautiful and refreshing to look at that you’ll wonder why not all urban buildings are covered with it.
2. A wall full of prickly cacti
If there’s one thing modern urban space lacks, it’s more greenery. So take every chance you can get to add a plant or two inside your home. Here’s an idea—why not line your walls with potted cactuses? Their spiky appearance makes them an edgy design element. If you already have a garden in your home, you can make it look more exciting by adding this prickly plant family into the picture.
3. A green hedge of wall climbers
Do you know an easy way to make your entire neighbourhood green? That’s right—through creepers and wall climbers. All your city garden ideas can be made possible by these fast-spreading plant types. They grow fast so make sure to watch them closely and trim them regularly.
4. A built-in cemented plant holder
If you want your garden to express the beauty of both the urban landscape and the rustic countryside, then you should include at least one cemented plant holder in your vertical garden. Just imagine a tiled wall with a built-in pot in the centre. Imagine small flowering plants spilling from the brim of the pot. It’s a magical picture that can come to life within your own dwelling place.
5. A picture frame of succulent plants
The “living succulent picture” is a concept that appeals to many people because of its uniqueness. The idea is simple—you place plant cuttings on a picture frame and hang it on a wall like you would an ordinary frame. The only difference is that the living picture contains real soil inside.
Layers of Green Beauty and Delight
If you have plants sprawled on the ground, hanging on a vertical structure or standing in a mid-sized plant holder, then you got yourself a multi-layer garden that guides the eyes upward. Leverage these plant layers so you’ll have a garden with multiple hues and texture.
6. Varied types of plant holders that create dimension
If you don’t want your garden to be limited to the wall, you can always opt for layered gardening. It’s a good design for your city garden, especially since it showcases different plant types in different kinds of plant holders. Potted plants, hanging plants, and wall plants—they all have a place in a multi-layer garden. The idea here is to add as much dimension as possible in your vertical garden.
7. Earthen pots that show depth
If you want your garden to have a certain look—a flowery one, for instance—you can go for a layered garden using potted flowers. Flowers in pots are a classic garden design. There are many flowering plants in the Philippines so you really shouldn’t have any problem planting a few blossoms in some earthenware.
8. Pots and plant-stands for the middle section
The top and bottom layers of a garden are easy to fill. You will most likely encounter your biggest problem with the middle section because the choices for this layer are not as abundant as in the other two. You can use plant stands to elevate potted plants and draw interest into that crucial section between the vines and the shrubs in your garden.
9. Colorful cacti for all levels
Who doesn’t love cactuses? They’re tiny, pointy, and they can even come in many different colours! Cactuses are the perfect way to add pigment to your whitewashed urban space. If you place these small plants in tiny pots, they’ll look engaging in the middle layer of your vertical garden.
Hanging Pieces of Green Artistry
What could possibly be better than aerial plants in an urban space? These types of plants are definitely eye candies that no one can resist. Display these works of art in a way that will showcase their full beauty.
10. A plant hanger in the windowsill
Is there a better place to hang a potful of flowers than a windowsill? You can smell the flowers in the morning and you’ll be able to share your appreciation of nature with your neighbours. There are many hanging plants in the Philippines so you can undoubtedly arrange a lovely bouquet with minimal effort.
11. A centerpiece arrangement in a coconut husk
If you want something that immediately catches attention, you should have a striking flower arrangement in your vertical garden. Plant flowers in a coconut husk and hang it on the wall. You have to agree: this is one of the exceptionally creative ideas for keeping a garden in the city. It’s simple and resourceful but it also makes a strong statement about the splendour of plants, especially in a less green environment like the city.
12. A vertical grid of wicker basket plants
Your vertical garden will not be complete without herbs. Among the most important herbs that should be in your wall garden are basil, chives, coriander, dill, fennel, mint, parsley, sage, tarragon, and thyme. With a herb garden at arm’s length, you can easily make your dishes more savoury and palatable.
13. A plant hanger adorning doors
If you can place a plant hanger full of flowers on the windows, you can also place one on the doors. Choose among the different Philippine garden plants and arrange them beautifully on the hanger. Nothing says “Welcome” more that this mini garden on your front door.
14. A hollow pot spilling with flowers
Got a broken flowerpot at home? Perhaps you can still use it as a decoration in your vertical garden. If you look at it creatively, you may actually transform a broken piece of earthenware into something useful, resourceful, and creative. Pro tip: if you are planning to break a pot to re-create this decoration, make sure that only one side is cracked open, just like in the image above.
15. A glass globe full of green succulents
If you want a modern take on your indoor garden design, fill a glass globe with small succulents. The combination will make your home interior look more vibrant and appealing. This garden-in-a-glass concept is enticing in every way. Cultivate one to see exactly how it can affect your living space.
16. A metallic basket with greens and glassware
If you’re going to hang a plant in your vertical garden, you should at least do it in a fashionable way. Find a plant with a firm body, and then put it in a short glass container. Do the same with two or more plants, then put them all together in a metal basket. Hang the basket on your vertical garden, and you’ll have a majestic-looking plant that will re-energize your entire dwelling place.
Just because you’re living in the city doesn’t mean you can’t have a decent garden. Without a doubt, you can make your own vertical garden if you just let your creativity break free. Hopefully, these garden ideas have somehow helped you cook up a plan in setting up your own vertical garden. Remember, when it comes to art, the sky’s the limit.
Guest Post By
Jeanette Anzon, Blogger