This post shares a roundup of 18 DIY garden ideas for small spaces, including ideas for convenient vertical and container gardens. Because you can have a garden in a small space—you just might have to get creative!
DIY Garden Ideas for Small Spaces: 18 Vertical & Container Gardening Ideas
Hey guys, today I’m sharing a roundup of DIY gardens for small spaces—because you can still garden even if you live in a small space! I’m splitting them into two sections: vertical gardening and container gardening. So let’s jump in.
HOW TO GROW A GARDEN IN A SMALL SPACE: VERTICAL GARDENING IDEAS
First let’s talk about vertical gardens. The best way to maximize a small space is usually always to go vertical, and that’s so easy to do when gardening! Here are a few examples from some of my small-space gardening friends.
To say I fell in love with this accent wall is an understatement. It’s so incredibly chic and makes such great use of vertical space all along an area that previous had no plants. And it’s just gorgeous.
This is a great tutorial for growing fruit trees in small spaces. Isn’t this image beautiful, too? The post covers pruning and some other tips, too.
CONTAINER GARDENING IDEAS FOR SMALL SPACES
It’d be impossible to cover DIY gardens for small spaces without talking about container gardens. This can mean anything from a small pot to a raised bed (some would disagree with me on that, but I totally consider a raised bed a container!)
If you live in an apartment with a balcony and decent light, you can grow! Here are some more photos of the vertical apartment balcony garden I had a few years ago.
We had a small half table and two chairs and a few table-top plants. I was also able to fit a few pots for tomatoes and jalapeños in addition to the vertical herbs and base bed full of lettuce. If I could go back and use the knowledge I have now, I’d probably plant something beautiful and vining on that far railing!
This one is a combination of going vertical and container gardening. Because why not do both? We use our second-story deck posts for pot clips to hang pots. I had herbs planted here last year, but this year I have mostly flowers.
Brittany is a seasoned DIY home and garden expert, running a creative brand since 2014 that inspires others with approachable plant care guides, woodworking tutorials, and decor projects. Her work has been recognized by major publications, and she routinely collaborates with fellow DIY industry leaders—but her favorite thing to do is inspire you!
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