If you want to grow flowers, herbs or vegetables but don’t have enough space, a garden wall planter could be your next best friend. They don’t take up too much space and can be used to show off your plants without crowding your garden or balcony.
They include decorative planters, which will frame and add interest to your plants, as well as pouches and hanging pieces which let the plants do the talking. Whatever space you have available, a garden wall planter can help maximise it.
Below, we've curated a list of some of the best wall planters to help you choose the perfect option for your garden. We've included a range of designs to suit all tastes so you can customise your wall space according to your own preferences.
If you're looking for other ways to display your plants, we've also listed a selection of indoor plant pots as well as some of the best self-watering planters, which will help do the hard work for you.
If you need tools to help put up your garden wall planters, consider our guides to the best electric screwdrivers and best cordless drills. And if you need help watering your wall planters, check out our guide to the best plant misters.
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Esschert Cast-Iron Flower Pot Holder
This triple flower pot holder by Esschert is one of the more traditional wall mounted garden planters available. The decorate metal frame subtly showcases a mix of three plants and is made from cast iron, so it's a durable choice.
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Dimensions: 18 x 52 x 16cm
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Esschert Design Ceramic Wall Flower Pot
This ceramic garden wall planter is perfect for displaying your favourite plants. In a simple semi-circular shape and with a crackled design it makes a great vintage-inspired choice.
Dimensions: 18 x 28 x 12cm
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Hanging Planting Grow Bags
This grow bag planter is ideal for those looking to create DIY living walls at home. Consisting of individual planting pouches made from breathable felt to allow free drainage it allows you to create your own designs from a range of herbs, flowers and foliage plants. You could even hang multiple grow bags alongside each other to extend your living wall display.
Dimensions: 100 x 50 x 8 cm
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Vertical Scottish Larch Garden Ladder Planter
This ladder planter is made by an independent seller in Scotland using local larch wood and comes in three options with either two, three or four boxes for planting. The ladder simply rests on the ground so it can be leaned against a wall rather than needing to be permanently mounted.
Dimensions: 120cm Height x 60cm Wide (four box planter), 95cm Height x 60cm Wide (three box planter), 68cm Height x 60cm Wide (two box planter)
Price: from £70
Buy Vertical Scottish Larch Garden Ladder Planter at Etsy
Kazai Wall Planters
This set of three wall planters comes in six different colourways and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The set includes three glazed ceramic vases and three different sets of hangers to pick from. You can choose either hemp, cotton or brown faux leather. All are easy to install and hanging lengths can be adapted to suit different wall sizes.
Dimensions: 10 x 12.6 x 13cm
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Manor Garden Planter
This large planter is perfect for vibrant displays and adding some colour to the garden. It comes pre-lined for easy planting and is crafted from solid steel rods held together with strong welded joints. The durable epoxy coating ensures longevity, too.
Dimensions: 20 x 75 x 20cm
Buy the Manor Garden Planter at B&Q
Homebase Wooden Planter
This two-tier plant stand from Homebase is suitable for both wall hanging or free-standing use. It is crafted from sustainably sourced 100 per cent FSC wood and can accommodate various plant sizes or even a mini herb garden, with a maximum weight capacity of 5kg per tier.
Dimensions: 80 x 50 x 22cm
Buy the Homebase Wooden Planter at Homebase
Galvanised wall planters – set of three
This set of three planters is perfect for showcasing trailing plants, vibrant flowers or fragrant herbs by mounting them on a fence or wall. Crafted from sturdy galvanised steel with a protective clear lacquer finish, each planter has pre-drilled keyholes for convenient wall mounting and built-in drainage holes.
Dimensions: 21 × 25 × 21cm
Buy the Galvanised Wall Planters at Crocus
Nkuku Matamba Hanging Planter
Nkuku Matamba ceramic hanging planters have a stylish design with black etching and an off-white glaze, and include adjustable cotton ties for easy hanging. They are hand-made by skilled artisans in Vietnam using traditional methods and tools, and come in both small and large sizes.
Dimensions: large, 12 x 14cm; small, 10 x 11cm
Price: £30 (large)
Buy the Nkuku Hanging Wall Planter at John Lewis
What to put in wall planters
Some great options for garden wall planters are trailing plants like ivy or petunias as these can add volume to the display. They spill over the side of planters, creating a big impact in a small space. Another good option is herbs such as basil and thyme.
Succulents and cacti are also excellent choices in drier conditions with plenty of sun and out of the rain. When designing your wall planter, mix and match plants to create an eye-catching display with varying textures, colours and heights. You should also think about rotating seasonal flowers to maintain year-round vibrancy.
How to plant up wall planters
Planting up wall planters doesn’t differ much from planting in any other type of small container. Once you’ve set up your wall planter simply part-fill it with a potting mix suitable for your chosen plants (usually regular peat-free multi-purpose compost), add the plants and fill with compost around the edges. It’s best to leave a little bit of space between the top of the compost and the rim of the planter, so that water doesn’t immediately run down the sides when you’re watering. Maintain regular watering as per the specific needs of your plants.
If you’re growing from seeds or bulbs, just follow the process you would for any other container. If this is new to you, check out our guides on how to sow seeds in pots and how to plant bulbs.
This Product Guide was last updated in October 2023. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.