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The Garden Wall: A step-by-step for how to make this vertical planting structure

Build a garden wall while you wait for prime gardening time.

Get your fingers in the dirt while you wait for the flower beds to dry out. Today you can try your hand at making a simple vertical garden wall. It’s a concept once reserved for small patios and balconies, but now it enjoys broad appeal as a useful accent to many outdoor living spaces.

Michelle Bauer has been at work with the tutorial for a vertical garden wall.

Michelle Bauer is a DIYer and home décor enthusiast. Find her on Instagram at @_thepinklemon, and on Etsy at


How to Make a Vertical Garden Wall


  • Tongue and groove wood boards (Lowe’s)
  • Wood glue (Lowe’s)
  • 1″x2″ boards (Lowe’s)
  • Construction adhesive (Michael’s)
  • Screws (Lowe’s)
  • D-ring hangers (Lowe’s)
  • Primer (Lowe’s)
  • Exterior paint (Lowe’s)
  • Wall mount flower pot ring holders (Amazon)
  • Flower pots (Michael’s)
  • Drill, drill bits
  • Driver or screwdriver


  1. Cut tongue and groove boards to desired length.
  2. Apply wood glue in the groove of the wood board and attach two boards together by inserting the tongue of one board into the groove of the other board.
  3. Repeat step #2 until you achieve the desired height.
  4. Cut 1″x2″ boards slightly shorter than the height of the glued boards above.
  5. Attach the 1″x2″ boards vertically by placing construction adhesive on them. Then, use screws to attach. (This is for extra strength) Tip: Pre-drill holes that screws will be inserted into. This will prevent the wood from splitting.
  6. Attach D-rings (these are rings on the back side of the project so it can easily be hung on a vertical surface). (pre-drill these holes too)
  7. Prime wood
  8. Paint wood
  9. Attach wall mount flower pot ring holders with screws
  10. Insert flower pot into the ring

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