8 Ideas to Inspire Your First Living Wall

living wall garden

With space to create a garden in our homes or workplaces becoming harder and harder to find, it is no wonder that living wall gardens are becoming more and more popular. If designed correctly, they can require very little maintenance, and not only liven up a room or area, but they also filter the air and help provide a healthier environment.

Our Favorite Wall Garden Ideas

We have put together 7 different ideas in this article for you to take some inspiration from and help create your own living wall garden. Enjoy!

Bigger Is Not Always Better

living wall ideas
Source: http://www.sortra.com/inspiring-garden-decoration-ideas/

As you can see from this living wall from Sortra, bigger is not necessarily better. Even smaller spaces can house a living wall that can look beautiful and provide a relaxing area for snacks and drinks, or just to kick back with a good book.

Ok, Big Can Be Good!

national gallery london living wall
Source: https://thepotholegardener.com/2011/06/09/living-wall/

This huge living wall is designed to be a recreation of Van Gough’s  A Wheatfield, with Cypresses and is situated outside the London National Gallery. We know it is not likely you can reproduce this garden as it has over 8,000 plants in it – but it might inspire you to try to recreate some of your other favorite artworks!

Edible Wall Garden

vertical herb garden
Source: http://achefinthegarden.blogspot.com.au/

Living wall gardens are not just for looks, they can be also used to grow useful plants. This living wall is in the Atlanta Botanical Garden and is full of edible herbs – great idea hey! Why not plant a vertical herb garden on your patio so fresh ingredients are just a few steps away whenever you need them.

Not Always Complicated

pocket wall garden
Source: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/outdoors/gardening/container-and-small-space-gardening-pictures

Living Wall gardens don’t need to be a lot of work, in fact they can be quite easy if you use something like this pocket garden! They are easily attached to almost any wall and can grow many different types of plants. They are even able to be used indoors.

Make Your Own Indoor Wall Garden

indoor living wall garden

Are you a fan of indoor gardens? Well this minimalist design might be exactly what you are after. Succulents are great plants for indoors and they also require very little upkeep. You can find full instructions on how to make your own indoor wall garden just like this over at http://blog.minwax.com.

Want to grow your own indoor garden? Try an Aerogarden!

Liven Up a Smaller Space

indoor rainforest garden
Source: Reddit

This wall garden reminds me a bit of walking through a rain forest on a misty day. What a great way to liven up an office space!

Breathtaking Indoor Wall Gardens

National theater taipei vertical garden
Source: https://www.murvegetalpatrickblanc.com/

This vertical garden in the Taipei National Theater is nothing short of breathtaking. It almost looks like it should be a huge painting, instead it is a living, breathing organism and it looks amazing! Although I do wonder who is going to mow the lawns 😉

Faux Is In 😉
faux living wall

So maybe low maintenance isn’t good enough….maybe you want NO maintenance? Well why not consider a Faux living wall garden? These faux gardens can look great and maintain a natural feel in your home or office without the actual need to look after any plants. You can find directions on how to make this lovely piece here.

About The Author

Aaron is the founder of and Essential Home and Garden. He likes to spend his spare time with his family, and doing DIY projects in the home and garden.

1 thought on “8 Ideas to Inspire Your First Living Wall”

  1. A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.
    To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. I truly love this post! Thanks for amazing ideas.


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