Create your own Vertical Garden

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Vertical gardening is a fun, creative way to grow plants in urban spaces! Below is just a sample of what you can create with ready-to-go planters and kits.

The first few images are of GroVert Vertical Gardening Systems  by Bright Green. There are two different sized panels (10 and 45), and each are planted, then hung on the wall using their included mounting bracket.

The last images are of living walls made from felt pockets. These ‘pockets’ are very easy to install and plant. The indoor pockets have a water tight reservoir that is 100% leak-proof.

If you’re looking to build one yourself, you can visit Urban Zeal Planters  ( to see all your options.


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  1. Lynn Lamb

    These are really awesome..does the watering forbid them from being inside?

    • admin

      The Woolly Pockets have waterproofing built right into them so they can be inside right away. The Grow Vert Panels and Florafelt Panels need to have a bit of waterproofing done before they can be used inside. However, you can get the Grow Vert panels with a frame and watering basin that can be used inside easily – no waterproofing required. Also, there is a Floraframe product that is also designed for indoor use and the bottom part of the frame collects the extra water and drains it away wherever you’d like.

  2. Josie Marsh

    Do you know of anyone who makes wool felt vertical planters?

    • admin

      The Woolly Pocket and Florafelt products are made from felt. You can see them at

  3. Bianca Gubalke

    Very interesting! Especially for small spaces – and decorative! Nice!

  4. Jane

    I love this and am really interested in the whole concept.

  5. Alicia Washington

    I love this idea! It is very creative to fill up a wall or if you live in a small space. Great stumble.

  6. virginia

    this is beautiful and i love it

  7. Laina

    What about for in a terrarium? This would really provide atmosphere and humidity

  8. Emily Baker

    Is it possible to make a vertical garden that is in the shape of an upside-down ‘L’ or would the water just drip off of the overhang part?

    • Gavin

      It depends on what system you use. The Woolly Pockets have a built in liner so would be able to make your L and you wouldn’t have to worry about leaks.

  9. bahia

    Hi! I was thinking of making my own but maybe a permanent vertical garden, but then I’m wondering about maintenance, do I have to fertilize the soil regularly, or resoil them once in a while?

    • Gavin

      Hi Bahia!
      You don’t really have to add soil to the planters. You will have to fertilize them every so often.. maybe a few times a year. Not much. You can fertilize easily using some water soluble fertilizer so that the plants are fertilized as you water them.

  10. christine stanley

    Interested in small vertical but don’t see measurements. (I’m not very good on the computer so maybe you could leave a phone #. Thanks!

  11. Vertical Garden Fan

    Great info and great pictures :) I’m just getting turned onto Living Walls and Vertical Gardens ad I’m loving what I am finding out.

    And Gavin nice sharing of info and knowledge

  12. Deb Reid

    Where can we purchase the plastic wall planters as seen in the first two photos please?

  13. Jennifer

    Hi, I’m very interested in creating a living wall for outdoors. I live in Denver, CO. I checked out the map to see where there might be living walls in the Denver area to get an idea of the kind of plant that would work for this climate. But I don’t see any living walls in this area. Is the map up to date?

  14. Mary

    I am looking for suppliers of materials on Australia. My preference is for felt with plants fed nutrients through the irrigation system. Any suggestions?

  15. Loretta

    What would you recommend for a screened area? I would like a vertical garden to block a view but am unsure how to attach to a screened lanai.

  16. Stella

    I just got the grovert. Not having a green thumb I’m struggling to know what’s the best kind of plants or this system. Or are there any plant suggestions?

  17. Yleana Ketchum

    Hi, I would like to do a vertical garden in my balcony in south florida, what do you think is better in my case, florafelt or wooly pocket? what are the differences between them?

  18. m

    So interested. Love the concept!!

  19. anton


    I’m from Kazakhstan, Anton!

    Can I place an order?

    1) Living Wall Planter (10 plant cells) – 2 units
    2) Irrigator-2 units
    3) Delivery

    Can you count how much will it cost?

    Sincerely, Anton!

  20. helen milligan

    Hi _ I am currently living in the middle east – Doha Qatar – and would like to use vertical gardens in my kids rooms and in the living room. We live with constant air-conditioning and limited circulation of air. Do you have a distributor or can I get the woolly pockets sent here. I have an Aramex account – which is an international freight company.
    Also i would need information on the plants for increasing air quality and purity ( one daughter loves strawberries – is ti possible to have edible plants in them).
    Any help is much appreciated
    Kind Regards
    helen milligan

  21. Kathleen

    I became intrigued with idea of planting a horizontal map of the US. Should the whole map be planted with one type of growth habit? We didn’t give consideration to growth habit and now it’s a jumble. Any advice?

  22. Julia Fleming

    I have a long brick wall (25′ or so) that forms the back wall of my garage and faces my patio. The brick wall is not solid (ie: every other brick is an open hole.) I am considering mounting a misting system along the eave above the wall (our house has siding on the eaves) and filling the holes with moss and soil and a felt lining of some kind and planting succulents in some design on the wall. I could make any design I like on the wall. Any ideas on why this would not work?

  23. Nancy Taylor

    I am interested in having an herb wall installed in a large kitchen area. Is it possible to install a plant light to increase light during winter months. Is there a framework for the cell grids? Is there a place to see how to mount the vertical wall garden? Where can I order the parts? Is there an irrigation system or do you water from the top and gravity takes care of it? Thanks.

    • Gavin

      You can definitely install a light to help grow your plants in the winter. Grow lights can work, but you need to do your research. For example, fluorescent lights can be used but they need to be a few inches a way from the plant leaves to be effective. Any further away and the plants don’t get the light they need.
      You can order the systems at among other places, but I’d recommend them for free shipping in the US.

  24. Erik

    My wife and I grow a few herbs for use in our kitchen and find the concept to be amzaing… where can we find distributors or instructions on how to build these in our home???

  25. compare the nation

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    excellent information you’ve got right here on this post. I will be returning to your blog for more soon.

  26. Dulanji

    Can we buy already complete vertical gardens?

  27. Lisa

    We have a small business in Taylor’s lakes Victoria. We are looking at getting some vertical gardens in stock to soften up the yard and to sell. Do you have some one that can give me some further information

    Regards lisa

  28. Danielle

    Hi just wondering if these are available in Australia and where? Very interested for a child care.

    Thank you


    Hey there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to look it
    over. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!

    Terrific blog and outstanding style and design.

  30. Kenton J. Seth

    Wow. Nice picture but

    this blog badly oversimplifies the complex and challenging world of green walls. They are not easy to build, and they are definitely not easy to maintain.
    Think: gardening hydroponically, (and all the complexities of that) and on a ladder.

    Some very difficult parts are:
    -Selecting the rights plants
    -maintaining nutrients/water regime
    -Pruning/cleaning dead leaves.

    Common problems are:
    -not enough light indoors
    -too cold/dry roots outdoors.

    Still, green walls and small in-home examples are novel and worth their emotional appeal and worth folks trying.

    Killing a plant is not a failure, but a success in learning the limits of a living thing.

    • Gavin

      Kenton, do you have any suggestions for good plants to use?

  31. Yianna

    How oftes they need watering and how ?

    • Gavin

      When building these kind of walls, I suggest using a watering system so the watering is automated but it will depend on the plant for sure.

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