Vertical gardening adds another dimension to your indoor or outdoor growing spaces. Whether you’re concocting a vertical herb garden or a trellis, save space in your garden with a garden that grows up. Vertical gardens—think vertical plant wall—are one of the hottest new garden trends and yet it’s one of the oldest (have you ever grown a vine on a fence or trellis?). Vertical garden elements can draw attention to an area or disguise an unattractive view.
In vertical gardening, use structures or columnar trees to create garden rooms or define hidden spaces ready for discovery. Trellises, attached to the ground or to large containers, allow you to grow vines, flowers, and even vegetables in a vertical garden using much less space than traditional gardening requires. Vertical gardening with upright structures can be a boon for apartment dwellers, small-space urban gardeners, and disabled gardeners as well as for gardeners with large, traditional spaces.
Here are 70 simple vertical garden ideas that demonstrate just how effective, and inexpensive, vertical gardening can be.