How to Build a Plant Wall – Tips from the Pros

Building a plant wall may seem difficult and overwhelming, but when you break it down into simple steps, you find that it doesn’t have to be that hard.

DIY Plant Wall Made Easier…

lightweight vertical gardenFirst of all, if you want to turn an entire wall or fence into a living structure, don’t think that you have to build it all at once. In fact, there are many vertical garden kits and plant wall systems like this kit or this one that enable gardeners to start in small segments and increase their plant structure as they have the money, time and desire to do so.

By taking on your project in this way, not only does it instantly become less monstrous, it transforms into a more enjoyable task. Spread out your construction project over a period of weeks or months, and you can look forward to adding to it every time you go out work on it.

Planting flowers and other foliage at different times also lets you vary up the plant sizes and bloom time. This can make for a more interesting flower wall for no extra work.

When you take the “rush” out of home landscaping, it becomes more relaxing. Go ahead – turn up the tunes or bring out a glass of wine. It’s play time!

An Indoor Plant Wall?

And take this concept indoors too! Start with a small area and add to it as time or money allows. You could even do this with an artificial plant wall.

“Styling” Your Garden:

Do the sections need to be the same? No! Make them all different if you want for a patchwork feel with various colors, shapes and sizes. However, if you are looking for more of a uniform look, use similar colors, shapes or sizes throughout.

Start with a basic idea of what you want the end result to be – size, plant types, etc.. Many times you can change your mind mid-build. However, it’s a good idea to start with a plan and timeline so you know what to expect (somewhat =)) and you don’t get frustrated.

The videos below explain more:


A demonstration of an easy installation process using a pocket-style planter: