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Best Ideas for Herb Gardens

It’s springtime, and we’re starting to plan our vegetable garden. Actually, getting ready to plant our vegetable garden!

I ran across some great herb garden ideas that I want to share with all of you.

Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs are great to have available for all your cooking endeavors. Herbs are easy to grow. They add beauty to the garden space.

You can plant them anywhere including pots on the windowsill, containers, raised beds, or tucked next to the gate. Fresh herbs add flavor to recipes that you can’t get from a jar of dried leaves.

These herb garden ideas will also have tutorials so you can learn how to make your own.

Hanging Pallet Herb Garden

This herb garden from 99Pallets hangs vertically, taking very little space.

It’s perfect for those of us who live in small apartments or who have no patio or garden.

Very economical to make, use discarded pallets to make your own chic, compact garden space!

Wine Box Herb Garden

wine box herb garden
Wine Box Herb Garden @gardentherapy

Another cute idea for your DIY herb garden is to use wooden wine boxes.

The boxes are the perfect shape and size to grow a culinary herb garden on your balcony, deck, or patio.

Stephanie Rose over at Garden Therapy has the full tutorial here so you can build your own.

Tiered Herb Garden

tiered herb garden
Tiered Herb Garden @thevintagewren

Carrie Ann at The Vintage Wren made a tiered herb garden using different sizes of galvanized tubs and buckets.

She’s got a full DIY tutorial for this cutie here.

Leaning Ladder

leaning ladder herb garden
Leaning Ladder Herb Garden @gingersnapcrafts.com

How cute is this? Ginger and her family spent a weekend making this leaning ladder herb garden.

I think it would look nice filled with petunias for a nice change.

There’s a list of what you’ll need to build it and the full tutorial here for your own.

Mason Jars

mason jar DIY hanging herb garden
Mason Jar Herb Garden @camillestyles

Claire at Camillestyles.com shared her week-end herb garden project.

She used an old board, chalkboard paint, mason jars, and pipe clamps. The full instructions and what you’ll need list are here.

Free-Standing Pallet Herb Garden

Vertical pallet
Vertical Pallet Herb Garden @DIYshowoff

The DIY Showoff has a pallet herb garden that is free-standing. It is moveable and could be placed anywhere you have the room for it.

Roeshel has full instructions on her website.

Ladder Garden

diy ladder planter
Ladder Herb Garden @goodhousekeeping

Turn a wooden ladder into a space-saving stand for your herbs that can be moved where you want it.

Good Housekeeping has the DIY instructions. All you need is a wooden ladder, a few boards, and some paint!

Privacy Screen

I think this is an ingenious way to build an herb garden that also serves as a privacy screen from the neighbor’s house.

Deborah Silver is a landscape designer whose friend made this screen/herb garden for his yard.

All you need to build yours is some cedar posts, galvanized steel plates and rod, and terra cotta pots.

Garden Herbs in Concrete Blocks

concrete block herb garden
Concrete Block Her Garden @modernlywed

This would be a fun project for a small corner area.

Kate of Modernly Wed set out to make a super easy and inexpensive planter for her apartment balcony. This is what she came up with.

Fun, color, and inexpensive. She has the supplies list and instructions on her site here.

Herb Garden Wagon

herb wagon
Herb Wagon @precioussister

This would be an easy raised herb garden to copy.

If you have an old wagon, fill it with dirt, plant the herbs you want, arrange terracotta pots and branches around, and voila! You’ve got a cute herb garden that is also moveable.

Precious Sister has more pictures here.

Herb Garden Ideas

So, there are ten of the herb garden ideas I’ve found so far. I’m still looking out for more and will share them with you If I find some really great ideas.

Which ones did you like the best? Are you going to make it for your herbs or flowers?

And if you want to grow your herbs indoors, here is a good place to start.

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