Grow Up with Our Best Vertical Planters
With the cost of food (and just about everything else!) rising, growing your own veggies, herbs and flowers has rarely been so appealing. But what if you aren’t blessed with the space your precious plant babies will need to thrive?
Never fear, would-be plant parent! Vertical planters are here to help you realise your wildest green-fingered dreams. With these clever designs, you can grow as many as 10 times the plants, in the same floor space as a standard planter. Plus, no more bending down and putting your back out while gardening!
Without further ado, here are our best vertical planters to help you become the next Monty Don.
1. PlantBox Set of 3 Living Wall Stacking Planters
The PlantBox Living Wall Stacking Planters are our absolute favourite vertical planters – they’re simply dill-iant! Each planter is made from recycled plastic and comes with a built-in water reservoir and indicator, which tells you when to top them up with water. This is ideal for beginner gardeners who may be prone to drowning or dehydrating their plants.
Available in sets of 3, 5 or 10, these modular planters have clips to hold them together, so you can build a living wall that suits your space. They’re suitable for indoor or outdoor use, so you can use them even if you don’t have a garden (just make sure to add the plug to avoid a soggy bottom if using indoors!)
Each planter has space for 3 – 6 plants, and you can purchase carefully-curated sets of plants and compost to go with them if you want to kick off your green exploits on the right foot (or root!)
2. Rowlinson Tier Planter & Horizontal Slat Garden Screen
Want to fill your garden with greenery, whilst shielding yourself from those nosy neighbours at number 9? Then you might prefer the Rowlinson Tier Planter, paired with the Rowlinson Horizontal Slat Screen.
Made from FSC-certified timber, these two planters are detachable, so you can position them separately or stacked, for greater flexibility. Use them alone or purchase the matching screening to create this statement look.
Then, if you really want to master growing up, you could pot some climbing plants and encourage them to cling to the slats, creating a beautifully botanical privacy screen!
3. Garden Trading Aldsworth Narrow Wooden Ladder Shelf
This Aldsworth Narrow Wooden Ladder Shelf by Garden Trading is a great alternative to a vertical planter for those who prefer to keep their plants in pots.
The rustic ladder shelf is made from FSC-certified spruce wood and is suitable for indoor or outdoor use – although you’ll want to apply a wood treatment if it’s staying outside. You could also choose to paint it, for a more personalised look.
Display your potted herbs and flowers in style and move them around easily. This set-up is ideal if you need to bring sensitive plants inside to protect them from harsh weather – or if you don’t know how much mint you’ll need for the Pimms and want to bring it all in, just in case!
4. Zest 4 Leisure Vertical Herb Stand
Another vertical planter that will add a rustic feel to your patio or balcony is the Zest 4 Leisure Vertical Herb Stand.
Perfect for narrow pathways and country cottages, this slim vertical planter is made from FSC-certified mixed softwood and pressure-treated for outdoor use.
It has three plant beds in which hopeful horticulturalists can prod their seedlings into compost, water, and watch as their herbs flourish. You’ll be enjoying fresh basil on your pasta in no ‘thyme’!
5. Grigio Square Plant Stand
The Grigio Square Plant Stand is a modern masterpiece for anyone looking to grow their own in the vertical space.
Made from 100% FSC Eucalyptus and finished in a dark grey, this contemporary plant stand will keep your garden looking ‘mint’ – and it ‘parsleys’ the practical test too.
The slatted shelves allow water to pass through, whilst the waist-height and easy-access design make it ideal for those who don’t want to be bending down to do their botany work!
6. Rowlinson Marberry Cascade Planter
Flourishing flower growers can don their gloves and put their blooms to bed in this incredible Marberry Cascade Planter by Rowlinson.
Made from FSC® certified timber and pressure treated to protect against rot, this unique vertical planter will slot into any 90-degree space and transform a tired or unused corner of your garden with its attractive, waterfall-like appearance. If you prefer, you can also take them apart and use them as three separate planters.
The Marberry Planter comes with a liner, so it’s ready to receive all your favourite plants, herbs and flowers. To this incredible planter, how could you say orega-no?
7. Galaxy Folding Pot Stand
Last, but by no means least, the Galaxy Pot Stand by Norfolk Leisure will bring cool Scandi style to your garden.
Being a plant stand rather than a planter, you can fill it with the prettiest plant pots you can find – anything from wooden crates to monochrome marble options will work well with the Nordic theme.
One of the best things about this vertical pot stand is that it folds, so you can pack it away over winter or when it’s not in use. Portable plants on demand? Yes p-leaves!
Is it Time You Grew Up?
You might have heard the saying, ‘Don’t grow up, it’s a trap’ – but in this case, growing up is highly recommended! Choose one of these pretty vertical planters and grow your own in almost any space. Whether you’re knocking up a salad or crushing mint into your mojito, there’s nothing more satisfying than using herbs fresh from your garden!