How to Grow a Beer Garden

Grow your own ingredients inspired by a love of the frothy beverage.

I recently decided to put a twist on a traditional container garden. The kids and I transformed the galvanized tub that we typically use to hold drinks at our barbecues into a beer garden! Popular plants used in beer making include hops, lavender, cilantro, mint, sweet woodruff, cardamom, ginger and berries. We took a trip to our local garden center and selected a few of our favorites. This garden not only serves as a great centerpiece for an outdoor party, it is practical too. All of the herbs can be harvested for future use in cooking and beer making. The perennial herbs, such as the hops, can also be transplanted into the ground during the early fall to provide a new crop next spring.

Supplies:

  • A planting container with drainage holes
  • Potting soil
  • Three 24-inch branches—I clipped them from the woods.
  • Three empty beer bottles with the labels removed
  • Beer garden plants—hops, lavender, mint, cardamom, sweet woodruff, ginger, lemongrass, cilantro
  • Moss
  • Garden twine
  • Hand-held garden pruners

See the gallery below for all the how-to instructions. Happy planting!

Beer Garden How-To

See All Photos

Shop This Look

Next Up

Low-Maintenance Plants for Dorm Rooms

These succulents aren't just beautiful, they're super low-maintenance, too. Plant them in bright, hand-painted pots and they instantly become the perfect addition to an apartment or dorm room.

How to Plant a Cactus Container Garden

Look sharp. You can make a cactus container garden in about an hour.

How to Grow Patio Roses in Containers

Plant in containers so you can stop and smell the roses on your patio, deck or balcony.

How to Grow Cucumbers in a Pot

Growing cool, crunchy cucumbers in a container is easy if you know the steps. These basics will make them a success.

How to Grow Hydrangeas in Pots

Learn how to grow these ever-popular flowering shrubs in containers for mobile garden color.

How to Create a Butterfly Garden

Learn how to add a butterfly garden to your yard and make it a destination for these beauties.

How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

Irish potatoes are easy to grow in containers on a sunny porch or patio.

How to Hang Plants from the Ceiling

Learn the correct steps to securely and safely hang plants from the ceiling.

How to Grow and Care for Orchids

Find out how to care for orchids with these tips from HGTV gardening experts.

How to Plant and Grow Marigold Flowers

Easy-to-grow marigolds add bright yellow, gold, orange and creamy-white color to gardens and containers from spring into fall.

Go Shopping

Spruce up your outdoor space with products handpicked by HGTV editors.

On TV

Luxe for Less

12pm | 11c

Home Town

1pm | 12c

Home Town

2pm | 1c

Home Town

3pm | 2c

Home Town

4pm | 3c

Home Town

5pm | 4c

Home Town

6pm | 5c

Home Town

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Home Town

8pm | 7c

Home Town

10pm | 9c

Home Town

11pm | 10c

Home Town

12am | 11c

Home Town

2am | 1c

Home Town

3am | 2c

Home Town

4am | 3c

Home Town

5am | 4c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.