Indoor Gardens That You'll Want in Your Home

No longer confined to the corner of your backyard, gardens are coming inside. Find inspiration for your own interior with these vertical garden walls, beds of herbs and unexpected plant displays.

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March 04, 2020

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Sink With a View

Take your kitchen windowsill to the next level with a hydroponic planter for growing fresh vegetables and herbs. Instead of soil, hydroponic gardens use nutrient-rich solutions in a water solvent, making them a smart choice for indoor plantings. The hexagon-tiled garden allows the homeowners to grow leafy greens, such as bibb lettuce and red-leaf lettuce, and herbs, like basil, mint and tarragon, right in their kitchen.

Smart Gardening

A custom-built indoor garden is not feasible for everyone; however, this clever garden works in any home, no matter the size. You simply pop the biodegradable plant capsules into the base and with practically zero effort, you have fresh veggies and fruits grown in your kitchen.

Buy It: Click and Grow, $199.95

Accessible Seasoning

Having fresh herbs growing next to your prep space means you're more likely to use them; there's nothing better than having rich flavor right at hand. Designer Joanna Gaines incorporates a triple-leveled planter in this charming country kitchen. It's like having a fresh spice cabinet right on your wall.

All Year-Round Herbs

Even if Joanna Gaines isn't knocking on your door to redo your kitchen, you can copy her look with this mounted planter. A lovely addition to your kitchen or mudroom, grow basil, oregano, thyme and more in the nine whitewashed clay pots.

Buy It: All Modern, $88.99

Groundcover to Wallcover

Statement-making and full of texture, this vertical moss garden delivers brilliant color to the timelessly modern bathroom. Moss loves moisture, making a bathroom the perfect spot to keep it happy and green.

Balancing Act

Look for unexpected places to create indoor gardens, such as planters built into room dividers or stair railings. Opt for plants that don't require a lot of tender love and care in hard-to-reach areas to keep your to-do list manageable. Since plants release a lot of the water they take in, they add humidity back into your home so that they air doesn't get too dry.

Natural Sculpture

Sparse, mod furnishings and a blank white wall counter the intensity of this lush wall garden. A collection of ferns and leafy plants fill the wall with more dimension than a flat piece of art and ushers in organic texture.

Going Up

Easily take your own garden vertical with these hanging pocket planters. Made from felt to allow plants to breath and lined with upcycled tarp to prevent dripping and moisture getting on your walls, the planters don't rot or mold and are machine washable.

Buy It: FloridejaGreenUp at Etsy, $32.11-$36.70

Bringers of Happiness

Walls of mounted planters transform this back sunporch from a pass-through to a flourishing welcome. Studies have shown that houseplants improve your mental health, so we suggest you start at your entryways so you can be greeted by the mood-boosting sprouts.

Grow Your Own

Speed up the growing process with a hydroponic garden. This compact design grows herbs, veggies and flowers five times faster than traditional soil. Plus, it removes the guesswork of growing with a control panel that reminds you when it's time to add food or water.

Buy It: AeroGarden, $149.95

Clean Design, Clean Air

Geometric and contemporary, these hexagon-shaped planters combine art and nature in one chic display. One of the major benefits of houseplants is their ability to help rid the air of pollutants and common toxins. Incorporating them throughout your home improves the air quality and allows you to breathe easier.

Straight Out of the Pages

Oh, succulents, how we love your adaptability. Since the easy-to-care-for plants acclimate to almost any planter, you can get creative with your displays. Here, an old book is upcycled into a one-of-a-kind planter to house the low-maintenance plants.

Create Your Own: DIY Succulent Book Planter