10 Innovative Hanging Garden Ideas to Spruce up Your Indoors

Plants add to any home’s aesthetics, but what’s more important is that they add to the freshness and purify the indoor air. Incorporating plants into your home is also a way of creating self-awareness of the degrading green cover of our planet.

The majority of the global urban population lives at several levels above ground in high-rise residential apartments. With no access to planting soil, keeping indoor plants and other outdoor varieties indoors, specifically in the balcony spaces, becomes the only solution. Gharpedia shares the top ten innovative and resourceful hanging garden ideas in this blog.

Keeping plants in the available space means you need to plan their placement so that the people living there also have space. Making this task easy involves incorporating plants vertically, by hanging them.

We have discussed the benefits of the hanging gardens in the section below:

Hanging Gardens And How They Benefit Us?

Hanging gardens are a vertical gardening system of housing plants, hung from a point. It is a method of incorporating plants into your living space through which you receive several benefits as well.

  1. Unlike potted plants, hanging gardens take up less space. They occupy the vertical space, freeing up the floor. That reduces the dirt you might have to clean up for planters or even the hassle of moving it around to clean up the area.
  2. Potting plants face constraints due to a lack of space on the floor. Hanging gardens, however, have more scope. You can hang them from any ceiling or wall, saving space. That provides you the option of keeping as many plants as you want.
  3. You can tailor it according to any aesthetic.
  4. It is also a good method to keep nature close to you, especially in apartments.
  5. Incorporating plants into the space provides fresh and clean air.
  6. They help reduce sound pollution and manage the indoor temperature.
  7. With the plants being high up, there are fewer chances of them getting ruined by pets or children. The height keeps them very well cared for, and it becomes easier for you to maintain them as well.
  8. You can also grow a small vegetable patch in your kitchen.
  9. The hanging plants add to the space’s aesthetic value, making it livelier.

Next, below are some eclectic ideas to create hanging gardens inside your homes.

10 Eclectic Hanging Garden Ideas

01. Whimsical Glass Mason Jars

These are versatile containers. You can fill the soil and plant small herbs and plants according to their nature of growth. Hang these jars using rope or fix them to a board on the wall. It is possible to reuse these or other types of jars for this purpose, which would reduce the waste generated. It is an easy and affordable option when it comes to a hanging garden.

02. Ornate and Organic Soil Filled Mesh Frame

Using wooden boxes to grow plants that don’t have long and deep roots, such as succulents, is another creative way to do vertical gardening. These frames are like picture frames. These pots have depth instead of a flat backside to hold the plants.

First, one must fit a mesh material covering one surface and the depth of the wooden box as a liner for the space.  After that, you must seal off the opposite side by pouring in and filling the earth. Then, go ahead and plant succulents and other plants on the mesh-faced side in preparation for hanging them on the wall.

03. Go Earthy with Hanging Clay Pots

Clay planters, like mason jars, can hold plants vertically by stringing them separately with ropes or linking them to form a vertical strip.

Pass the rod through the bottom of the pot, through a small opening. The rod has a screw at one end and a hook on the other. Pass the screw end through the hole and fix it with a nut. You can hang them one below the other in a series or separately after planting varieties of plants in them.

04. Vined up Trellis Adding a Country Vibe

A trellis supports climbers and creepers in the hanging garden. Climbers can be coiled and grown on the frame, which can be hung horizontally at a desired height. Once the creepers cover the frame, it serves as natural roofing.

You can either build a trellis from scratch or repurpose a discarded one. You can mount it vertically for the hanging garden. Pots and jars attached to the connection points of the trellis can hold plants.

05. Creating the Best Out Of Waste: Hanging Bottle Garden

Plastic bottles can be recycled into plant holders. Cut off the middle portion of the bottle to form an opening through which it can be filled and planted. Close the mouth of the bottle to prevent soil leakage. You can hang these bottles using ropes by attaching them in an end-to-end fashion.

06. Add a Few Wooden Planters to Create an Earthy Effect

Making or buying wooden planter boxes is a standard way to go when setting up a garden space. But saving up on the space factor, you can build it up and have a wall-like structure filled with plants.

Long wooden panels can serve as a shelf-like planter system where the soil part of it is covered, leaving gaps for the plants to grow out. A long planter box, stacked one after the other, creates a wall.

07. Rethinking the PVC Pipes for Hanging Garden with a Twist

PVC pipes can also be repurposed as planters for a hanging garden. Cut the pipes in half and fill them with soil to hold the plants. Make holes at the ends of the pipe and hang them using ropes.

As PVC pipes are not aesthetically pleasing, you can creatively repaint them. It will elevate the aesthetics of the hanging garden further.

08. Shoe Bags That Welcome Plant Life

House your plants in the storage pockets sewn together to provide hanging room for your shoes. Plant smaller plants in the bags after filling them with soil. You can suspend the pocket set on the wall. Fastening the bag to a strong backing board will help maintain its shape.

09. For the Space Savers! Planters Hung on Rods

Have a curtain rod? Well, why not use it to hang some planters? If your house is under construction, then you can plan and have the planter holding space built. If not, use wooden frames creatively. You can join a few of them to desired sizes and extend rods on the ends. The set up could go on curtain rod holders for display.

10. Planting Upside Down

This concept may sound unusual, but it is just one of the many unique ways to grow hanging gardens. You can test the aesthetics with one sample before moving on to get more of it. These can go indoors as replacements for certain hanging interior decor items.

The first thing to make sure of is to have a secure spot where you can hang it. The assembly of the planter is simple. Make sure that its slow-flow reservoir is in place by pressing it a bit. Next, place the soil and the plant in it.

Cut out a mesh that can hold the soil and has space for the plant’s stem to come out. Fix the locking disc and lock it in. Now you can go ahead and invert it and hang it onto the hook in place.

Besides these resourceful ideas for hanging gardens, we have also added a complete guide on design ideas for balcony garden.

Below are some tips for you to set up your home’s hanging garden like a pro.

5 Pro-Tips for Setting Up a Hanging Garden

  1. Hanging gardens can be a part of the indoors as well as the outdoors. In the case of open outdoor spaces, a frame is enough to hold the plants. Other support systems can be set up for the same purpose as well.
  2. Depending on the size of the space you are inhabiting or the space you want to keep the plants in, you can choose to go for smaller or larger plants. With summer space, you can create density with several smaller plants rather than one or two bigger ones. However, you have the choice to curate plants in larger spaces.
  3. The location of the plant will depend on how much sunlight it needs, along with the additional factors of season, direction, etc.
  4. Selecting the right plant accordingly is important.
  5. This planting system is perfect for apartments and other high-rise buildings since it takes up less space.

In a nutshell, considering all the benefits of having a hanging garden, it is one of the easiest ways to include nature in our lives. The planet is struggling to keep its ground for the plant while men take it away.

It becomes our responsibility to choose a path that promotes the growth of more plants. Taking these steps in our creative way through a hanging garden is the best way there is. It is easy to do, hassle-free to maintain, and has positive impacts that last.

Before you leave, we have also shared detailed blogs on indoor plant care tips and gardening hacks to maintain your home garden, which might surely help you:

Indoor Plant Care: Things You Must Know!

10 Amazing Gardening Hacks to Maintain Your Home Garden

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Author Bio

Saili Sawantt – She is an Architect and Interior Designer by profession. Writing is what she treats as her passion. She has worked as an Architectural Writer, Editor, and Journalist for various design as well as digital portals, both national and international. Formerly she has also worked with Godrej Properties Limited (GPL) Design Studio, Mumbai, due to her keen interested in learning about Sustainability and Green buildings. Apart from this, she runs her blog ‘The Reader’s Express’ and is a practicing Architect & Interior Designer.

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