10 Statement-Making Vertical Garden Ideas

Where to go in the garden when the only answer is up? These chic vertical garden planters and obelisks take your plants to new heights

Johanna Silver
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Tipi Tower

Like no tipi we’ve seen before, this made-in-the-U.S., weather-resistant, powder-coated steel frame comes in seven colors. It’s beautiful planted with edible or ornamental vines. Frankly, you can leave it bare and it’s still a statement piece.
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Rounded Out

An extra-deep planting area ensures that your hanging plants won’t dry out quickly. These solid steel hanging baskets will last you a lifetime.
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Hanging On

Made from galvanized iron with an aged zinc finish, these planters are perfect wall (or fence) decor to get more greenery in your life. Pack them full of succulents for instant masterpieces.
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Off the Wall

From our favorite pot maker in Vancouver comes this sleek solution to living walls. Fabricated from thick Corten steel, these babies will handle anything you throw at (or plant in) them.
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Easy Does It

Available in nine brilliant colors, Wally Eco might be the simplest vertical garden planter out there. It’s easy as pie to mount, and the self-watering chamber makes irrigation a breeze.
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Foliage Framer

A 24” by 18” frame is big enough to really pack a punch with tillandsia. The powder-coated aluminum frame is rust-proof, making watering a cinch.
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Woven Wonder

Rustic yet elegant, this natural willow obelisk looks perfectly at home in the garden with vines weaving through it.
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Living Column

A custom-made succulent tower adds planting power to this bite-sized San Francisco backyard. Bonus: The metal basin on top catches rainwater for built-in irrigation. Design: Arterra Landscape Architects.
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Up and Over

Toss that run-of-the-mill tomato cage out and use something far more exciting, like the Gracie Modern Arbor. You’ll be walking through a tomato tunnel in no time.
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Succulent Statement

This framed assortment of succulents might need a touch more maintenance than a stagnant piece of art—but just a touch. Learn how to make your own.