24 Herb Garden Ideas (Outdoor & Indoor)

Planters, bins or pots... No matter what container you choose, as long as it is large enough to allow your plants to develop optimally. If some species require only a shallow pot depth (such as parsley or thyme), it is preferable to avoid flat surfaces. A depth of 15cm will be ideal for crops that are not too greedy. Enemy n°1 of condiments, excess humidity must be avoided as much as possible.

So rely on terracotta, which thanks to these micropores, will allow better evaporation of water than plastic. With several holes drilled, your container will finally optimize the drainage of the water used for watering. Finally, be aware that good exposure remains the key to success for well-functioning herb gardens. So count on your best ally in the garden: the sun!

In the garden or on the balcony, aromatic planters will be able to blend in discreetly. They will accommodate even the smallest spaces. For a beautiful visual effect, group pots and planters in a specific corner of the garden or balcony. Arranged in steps or gathered in large, highly-designed bins, they will contribute brilliantly to the overall aesthetics. When choosing plants, trust your taste buds. Thyme, a bay leaf or rosemary, all tastes are in nature...

But if you are a beginner, avoid falling into the madness of greatness. A few sachets of seeds sown in the first year will allow you to observe the behavior of your plants (pruning, growth, etc.) according to their environment and the exposure you have defined. If the expected result is achieved, do not hesitate to expand your production in the following years.

Tin Cans Into Kitchen Countertop Herb Garden

A simple idea to recycle old aluminum cans that normally end up in your recycling bin and turn them instead into a nice looking herb garden in your kitchen!

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

This compact kitchen herb garden ensures all the fresh seasonings you need for a savory dinner. Six hours of sunlight a day and minimal care are all these hardy plants require to provide tasty herbs year round.

Great Indoor Gutter Garden Idea

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

The simple planter of aromatic plants is outdated? The current trend is the"kitchen garden" or "herb garden": when technology and interior design meet the food garden, the result is a hi-tech kitchen garden.

Outdoor Spiral Herb Garden

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

What a great useful and decorative idea.

A Hanging Basket Can Harbour a Productive Garden

A Hanging Basket Can Harbour a Productive Herb Garden

Suspended Bottles Herb Garden

If you don't have enough place to have a big herb garden, you should inspire you of this smart idea, a suspended herb garden made with reused plastic bottles!

Suspended Bottles Herb Garden

Rolling Garden

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

Nothing more to say, all is in the title and in the pic! love the idea of this mobile indoor herb garden!

Herb Garden in Wine Boxes

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

Hanging gutter planter

20 Easy DIY Gutter Garden Ideas

Spice up your dinners with fresh herbs! Build a simple stand to make a hanging gutter planter and fresh herb.

Old soda cans as herb garden

Use old soda cans as plant holders

After washing out an empty can, use a can opener to remove the lid…Then, using your favorite color, spray paint the can until the entire can is covered.

Vertical herb garden

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

Here is an easy DIY Gutter Garden tutorial we found for you to recycle a gutter into a vertical garden.

Upcycled Basket Into Hanging Herb Garden

Diy: Upcycled Basket Into Hanging Garden

This hanging garden will be perfect in your backyard for having a suspended vertical garden.

Recycled Teacup Herb Garden

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

Upcycled Garden Dresser

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

Pvc Gutters Recycled into Garden Planters

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

You can grow plenty of food and plants in PVC gutter gardens! You can attach them to the side of a building or fence or hang them one above the other on chains or rope which makes a nice "green screen" gutter garden like a vertical garden. Make sure you drill some holes into the bottom of each section for adequate drainage.

Designing the Ultimate Eco-friendly Garden

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

The modern idea is to create a garden that grows fruit and vegetables while also being ornamental, a place that is harmonious for plants, wildlife, and people. The good news is that, with a little planning and care, this is increasingly possible, even for amateur gardeners.

Recycled Garden Dresser

Diy: Recycled Garden Dresser

This project is pretty easy, the most difficult part of the job is to find an old dresser! After finding it, you will only have to pull the drawers out in tiers and then plant your favorite plants or herbs inside the drawers...

Pallet Herbs Planters

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

Wooden Vertical Herb Planter

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

Vertical planter tutorial

Garden Wagon

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

A little herb garden made from an upcycled old broken wagon!

Upcycled Pallet as a Vertical Garden

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

Here is a perfect example of how to use small spaces to grow your herbs in a vertical garden. There are many ways to use pallets!

Hanging Coffee Cup Garden

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

A nice DIY idea to make this little hanging garden with reused coffee cups!

Mosaic Cinder Block Planter

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

Amazing recycled cinder block planter made from mosaic with olive branch pattern. Concrete footing blocks are perfect to make a great little garden. The white glass was repurposed from a broken "Tiffany" style glass lamp shade. The olive branch pattern was created from vitreous glass tile, stained glass, and marble gems.

Old Window Repurposed Into

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

Repurposed Window Planters - These rescued window panes have been repainted and restored as feature planters and hung on the side of a garage to dress it up above a herb garden.

Teacups and Coffee Mugs Upcycled Into Mosaic Board

Best Herb Garden Ideas Outdoor and Indoor

A mosaic board done with half-teacups and coffee mugs to plant succulents and/or herbs! A nice and unique garden!

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Jimena Saravia

Sorry there’s more, growing food in plastic bottles is toxic and all herbs need ample sun to create leaves. Make sure the pallet that you get has boards larger than 6″ and that the wood isn’t pressure treated as that’s highly toxic to the soil. In My opinion, if you want to set yourself up for success try the spiral garden, herb wagon if it’s deep enough, the wheel thingy, and maybe the gutter one if the gutters are deep enough.

Jimena Saravia

Hi I’m a certified Master Gardener for Alameda County in California. Unfortunately you’re setting people up to fail on some of these ideas. Most plants need a minimum of 6″ of soil to thrive. All plants need proper drainage and will drown and get root rot if the roots are left sitting in water. Some of these ideas will only last one or two seasons like the wine boxes. Also reader beware, I work on commercial photoshoots and I can tell you that they buy big healthy plants at a nursery, put them into the planters to make it seem… Read more »

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