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How to create a vertical herb garden like Alexandra Gater

Herbs are among the most popular plants to grow. Most varieties are relatively easy compared to fruits and vegetables, and many herbs are perennial and continue to grow all year. This means that you can reap the rewards of your herb plants all year round.

But one problem, if you are going to be growing 'erbs outside, is that they can be quite low to the ground, making it more difficult to take cuttings and pick individual leaves. You may also be limited by the outdoor space you have available. Especially if you have a balcony or primarily concrete or paved garden.

In her recent redesign of one of a subscriber’s small gardens, Alexandra Gater a major influencer in the home and garden design community, used one of our wire wall frames to create a vertical herb garden. An ingenious idea we just had to share with you.

Alexandra is a trendy Canada-based YouTuber and influencer, whose interior and exterior designs entertain an audience of over 600,000 subscribers on YouTube and a further 170,000 followers on Instagram. She recently contacted us about collaborating in a design project where she renovated the outdoor space of one of her subscribers. We were delighted to help, and eager to see what she made of the wire wall frame she needed. In the video above, you can see how she made use of it by creating a fabulous vertical hanging garden.

In the redesign, which you can watch in full, the main focus was on maximising the space of the limited patio area and bring out the comfort of an indoor living room, with a big soft sofa, coffee table and lounge chair. Although we personally would suggest alternative outdoor furniture, it is clear that Alexandra has done an incredible job revitalising the empty, unloved space into a gorgeous space for casual entertaining.

Installing a vertical herb garden is an innovative solution that also looks gorgeous. No longer do you have to look at a dull, bare wall. Instead you have a bright green addition to your outdoor space that actually enhances your life by providing you fresh ingredients for your cooking.

To install your wire wall frame, you will need to use a masonry drill bit to easily attach it to your brick wall. Our wall frame comes with 7 terracotta plant pots, so there is no need to worry about finding pots that fit.

If you are growing your herbs from seeds, then when to sow your seeds will depend on your chosen plant, but typically will be around May.

If you are planting established herbs, then this can be done for most of the year, but September is a kind month as the soil is warm and wet, helping plants get their roots down before the weather turns cold.


    • What a tremendous idea – thanks

      Sandria Lewindon on

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