Creative Outdoor Herb Gardens


Herb gardens are my favorite type of garden. There is something really satisfying about plants that do it all –  they are pretty, fragrant, tasty and even medicinal! They can be grown in a formal style, or rock an old boot! They are practical plants full of nostalgia and charm, and can grace the finest table while tantalizing virtually all the senses. And they have a quality about them they makes you want to bake from scratch, buy organic and pour good wine. But rather than bring you pretty photos of great English herb gardens (ok, there are a few of those here, I confess…) we have some creative outdoor herb gardens and projects to make you an herb convert! Our feature photo above is from ‘Ginger Snap Crafts’. This DIY herb garden project takes a little bit of handy work with tools but we just love it! See how they did it here.

‘Brooklyn Limestone’ created this DIY vertical herb garden, and she shows you how step by step… Perfect if you just want some kitchen herbs right off the back door! I love how she did this, and labeled with a paint pen. But if, and this is a big if, your garden will be under cover, what about using chalkboard paint?




Want a neat herb garden? Plant in pots in the ground, like they did in this garden in France, courtesy of ‘Townmouse‘.



Easy idea for a quick herb garden, that doesn’t lack any charm… from ‘Precious Sister’, this herb wagon garden is just what we all need… seriously, does it get better than this? Also, it is up higher to make sure someone who has knee issues (me) can take care of it. Would this be a great gift for an elderly friend? An herb wagon??? Amazing!



Laura from ‘Finding Home’ is my new hero. This kitchen herb garden is the perfect back porch decor, and yet, it makes sure the parsley is right their when you are cooking Sunday night soup this fall! I love the dishes as accents, and the door? Total charmalicious…



Need a DIY project, and not looking for cute, but just cool? Try this DIY hanging herb garden by ‘Homemade Modern’, made from pine boards, rope and zip ties!



This DIY outdoor living wall was create by ‘Dremel Weekends’ for ‘Curbly’, and this is clearly the way to grow herbs. Plenty of light gets in, easy to water, no weeding, good air circulation… win, win!

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Lina at ‘Fancy Frugal Life’ made these DIY stacked herb gardens, complete with chalkboard markers! Great for small gardens that need a space saving solution, or just because you want something with more interest. Cute! Complete tutorial with photos.



This is a really creative idea… DIY herb garden in bottles! 11 Eureka created this from mercury bottles meant to be candleholders… this is far and away a better use for them! I’d love these hung on porches, decks and even in trees!



Ok, now that we have you inspired that you too, can have an herb garden… It’s time to really get inspired!





Last we have the herb garden at Sissinghurst Castle, Just in case you want to dream.


Image Credits: Ginger Snap Crafts, Brooklyn Limestone, Townmouse, Precious Sister, Homemade Modern, Curbly, Fancy Frugal Life, 11 Eureka, del Buono Gazerwitz, Anna in Germany, Marian St Clair, All About my Garden


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  1. Zaryab Danish says:

    Dear. It’s very good garden design.

  2. ange zaldaña says:

    Bellas ideas, encantadoras para mi jardin.

  3. Lynn Anne Miller says:

    I absolutely love the herb garden in the wicker baskets; but, my concern is will those baskets hold up through the summer season – heavy rains, or hail?

    • Kathy Woodard says:

      I would guess baskets would only stand the weather for so long… You can probably extend their life by spraying then with a sealer before using them,and don’t plant directly in them, use pots!

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