The 9 Best Outdoor Vertical Planters
Outdoor vertical planters are the ultimate space-saving gardening tool. Particularly for those of us living in urban areas.
This is a mix of our favourite stackable planters, tiered systems and hydroponic planters that are designed for the great outdoors. Each one is:
- Can produce a strong yield
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Savvy Grow’s Bloomwall Garden Planter is a cracking little self-watering system that comes complete with:
- 4 pots
- A hanging bracket
- Water level indicator
- Portable stand
You can connect multiple planters to create a standalone vertical garden. As opposed to single units. Whisper it quietly, but you can also plant a horizontal garden. But we don’t discuss that kind of nonsense here.
Lettuce Grow’s The Farmstand is a self-watering, self-fertilising vertical planter that makes growing food at home simple and cost efficient. The product uses 95% less water than traditional growing methods and – in a lovely touch – for every 10 bought one is donated.
Ideally suited to an outdoor spot with 6+ hours of direct sunlight, or an indoor spot with our Glow Rings.
- Farmstand, water pump, power cord, grow cups and timer
- Nutrients: Plant food for 130+ plants
- Supplies: pH Testing Kit, pH Down for water health, seedling grow cups, stir stick, scoops, and a cute sticker
City Jungle is the best looking vertical planter. The self-watering, sturdy base and vertical pole setup makes growing climbing plants and vegetables / fruits easy – tomatoes, strawberries… even larger produce like melons can work.
City Jungle has:
- A 34 litre soil capacity
- 17 litre water capacity with a self-watering system
- An optional cover and stand, so you don’t need to worry about harsher weather conditions
The fact it’s flatpack and easy to assemble just pushes it up close to the top of the list.
Mind Reader’s Vertical 4 Tier Planter is a simple to put together terracotta-styled stackable planter we love.
The modular design means you can clip multiple planters together to build the ultimate vertical garden. One that’s specifically designed for small, urban spaces.
The side planters are a lovely touch and really help creating a textured, uniquely styled vertical garden.
Steady Home’s 4 Tier Planter is a space-saving outdoor vertical planter whose best feature – in our opinion – is the fact it can be hung from a wall secured on the floor. So it can act as a living wall planter or a ground-based vertical garden.
- 3 x Triangle Planters
- 1 x Bottom Square Planter
- Hardware and Assembly instructions
And the in-built drainage holes allow for cascading irrigation. So when you water the top layer the layers below receive the same sustenance.
AmazonTaleco's Elevated Planter
Anti-rust sprayed metal planter
134cm x 60cm x 65cm
5 tiered vertical garden planter
Outdoor use only
Suitable for plants and vegetables
Taleco Gear’s Raised Garden Bed is more of your classic vertical planter. Perfect for balconies and urban gardening, Taleco’s tiered planter is superb quality.
The wheels make for perfect all weather gardening. If you want to plant annuals rather than perennials – or plants that are susceptible to harsher weather – just wheel them inside when the going gets tough. Think of them as your elderly relatives.
Paul’s Potato Starter Kit is without doubt the best named vertical planter. But that’s not all we love about it. If you’re looking to break your vegetable growing virginity – and aren’t blessed with a huge amount of space – this potato planter is perfect.
It’s sturdy, grows a huge yield per square metre and is perfect for both root vegetables – potatoes and carrots – and fruits like strawberries.
Deaices Plastic Vertical Planters is a self-watering, stackable planter that’s surprisingly sturdy for plastic. Its fade and frost resistant nature makes it suitable for all seasons.
And the self-watering system isn’t just a tray of water at the bottom of the planter. The smart system can be set to water daily or weekly whilst the rest of the water is stored. The drainage holes also prevent over-watering and minimise water usage.
And each tier has pre-drilled centre holes which can be used to link up a hydroponic system. So it is a really simple, multi-functional piece of kit.
- Deaices also feature in our favourite indoor vertical planters
Wayfair’s Zipcode Wooden Wall Planter – like everything Wayfair related – is excellent quality. And aesthetically my personal favourite vertical planter.
The wood is both sustainably sourced and weather and rust resistant. Of which we’d expect nothing less. And each one has natural variation that comes in the form of grain and colour variations.
You could use this planter indoor if you’re a huge fan of the wooden look. But as it’s weather and rust resistant, it’s a balcony classic.
WayfairJessica Wood Vertical Garden
Wooden, well-drained material
60cm x 90cm x 45cm
Outdoor use only
Suitable for plants and vegetables
Wayfair’s Jessica Wood Vertical Garden is a beautiful two-part wooden planter that has a lovely trellis-like effect.
The wood has been treated against rot and whilst the screens in the picture aren’t included – mores the pity – the planters are lovely. And you can always add a screen another time.