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43 Gorgeous DIY Pallet Garden Ideas to Upcycle Your Wooden Pallets

43 Gorgeous DIY Upcycled Pallet Garden Ideas

Did you know that pallets could be your next gardening option? You may not see a garden every time you look at one, but there is real possibility there. So the next time you come across a pallet, realize that it can be reconfigured and turned into a wonderful growing space.

Plus, pallet gardens are also very eye-catching. Which means, if you need additional (or simply pretty) growing space, then one of these pallet garden options we are bringing you could very easily work for your home.

With that in mind, here are pallet garden ideas for vegetables, herb, or flower that will hopefully inspire you to upcycle a pallet into your next garden idea:

1. The Pallet Living Wall


Do you like to decorate your garden naturally? I’m talking about using plants to draw attention to it instead of placing handmade items in your garden to catch the eyes of passerbyers.

Well, if this is you, then you’ll love this living wall. It is constructed from pallets and seems very easy to put together. Then you just place your gorgeous plants inside of this wall and let the plants do their job to decorate.

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2. The Pallet Herb Garden


I love having fresh herbs around our house. I love it even more when they don’t take up precious growing space. If you feel the same way, then you are going to love this idea.

So basically, you hang a pallet on the side of your house though you do a little reconfiguring so the pots of herbs have a place to sit inside the pallet. Then you add a little finesse with some hand art. Finally, you have your very own hanging herb garden that is a space saver plus it looks gorgeous to boot.

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3. Pallet Grow Space


Would you like to add a little splash of life or color to your back porch or deck? Well, you don’t have to buy something expensive to do the trick.

Instead, simply lean a pallet up against your railing and place beautiful plants inside of the pallet. Again, you may have to do some reconfiguring so the plants don’t fall through. But you could still have a beautiful grow space that takes up minimal space and can be done on a minimal budget.

4. The Vertical Pallet Garden


I love to grow upwards. I think it looks neat and it also saves a lot of room. If you feel the same, then you’ll probably love this vertical pallet garden. You can grow a lot of different items in one small vertical rectangle.

Plus, this would be a great way to grow food or flowers even if you live in an area with no yard or a small yard. You could easily place this pallet design anywhere and produce a lot of vegetation.

5.  The Pallet Garden


If you are working on a tight budget, you may not have the funds to build above ground beds. Well, don’t let that stop you from gardening.

Instead, place pallets on the ground and fill them with dirt. Then plant your seeds and watch as your vegetation grows through the slats. We did this for a small garden for our chickens, and they loved it.

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6. The Vertical Garden


This is another vertical pallet garden. If you look closely you’ll see that they basically just stacked pallets on top of one another.

Then they painted them and added grow baskets in the open slats so they could grow herbs and plants. This is a simple DIY project that could add some character to your property without a lot of investment.

7. DIY Herb Garden


Pallets are popular choices for petite herb gardens. The reason is that they are easy to construct and also easy to place anywhere out of the way.

Plus, they add a lot of life and beauty anywhere they are placed. So if you’d like to have a smaller herb garden without a ton of investment then give this idea a shot.

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8. The 2 For 1 Pallet Garden


This pallet garden has a 2 for 1 option with it. It starts as a horizontal above ground bed that you simply fill with dirt and then plant in it.

Second, it has a vertical pallet attached. This pallet can be used as vertical growing space or as a trellis. It would take up more space but also be very functional.

9. The Vertical Flower Garden


If you’d like to plant flowers along your porch wall or maybe even next to a back or side door, then this would be a good option for that.

I say that because this pallet garden could very easily be trimmed down to fit just about anywhere and hung up just about anywhere. Then you could have beautiful flowers wherever you desired.

10. The Small Vertical Garden


Some of the other vertical pallet gardens we’ve looked at have been pretty big. They are beautiful, but if you live in a smaller home with a smaller yard then you may not have the room for one that big.

That is where this smaller vertical garden comes into play. It is one pallet in height. You simply place your plants inside the pallet, care for them, and watch them grow. That simple.

11. The Rustic Vertical Pallet Garden


I really like this vertical pallet garden. They added a few extra touches that really gives it a more rustic appearance, which I’m a huge fan of.

So if you’d like a more rustic vertical pallet garden then you might want to consider this one. It is gorgeous and would certainly give you additional growing space.

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12. The Labeled Herb Garden


This herb garden is beautiful. With the size of it, you have plenty of grow space for just about any herb you would want to grow.

However, they took it the extra mile and used chalkboard paint so the herb garden could be easily labeled in order for you to keep track of what you’re growing.

13. The Square Pallet Garden


This pallet garden is very easy to construct and it also gives you a lot of easy to access grow space. All you’ll need to do is stack multiple levels of pallets and fill them with dirt.

Then you can grow from all sides of the pallet garden. This makes harvesting easier, and you get additional layers of growing room

14. Free Standing Vertical Pallet Garden



Maybe you  like the idea of vertical gardening because it is so much easier on your back. Maybe you also like the idea of using pallets because you like the look and the cost.

However, maybe you don’t like the idea of leaning or hanging pallets up in order to get the other two benefits. Well, thanks to this freestanding vertical pallet garden, you won’t have to. So give it a glance if this sounds like what you’ve been looking for.

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15. The Strawberry Pallet Planter


I’m considering changing the layout for my strawberries this upcoming spring. This looks similar to what I’ve been looking for to give my strawberries more grow room.

So if you love to grow strawberries but have been looking for a good way to do so, then check out this planter. It is not only functional but pretty too.

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16. The Whole Pallet Shabang


Would you like to design your whole garden based around pallets? Well, then this is a great layout option. It shows you how to have pallet garden beds brought to your level so there is no bending when harvesting or planting.

Also, it has a large vertical pallet garden in the center that is great as far as function goes. Plus, it is also appealing visually.

17. Pallet Table with Herb Garden in Center


I love unique finds. I think it adds something special to your home because no one else has anything like it.

Well, that is how this pallet table is. It isn’t just a table constructed from pallets, but it also has an herb garden growing in the middle. How neat is that?

18. The Simple Pallet Planter


This pallet planter is another basic design. It is only one pallet high, but they painted it which makes it stand out.

Also, they added nice little hooks at the top to hold any small gardening tools that you might need in order to take care of or plant this planter.

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19. The Supported Pallet Garden


I love this pallet garden. I love how they created a ‘kick stand’ to hold it up and in place. I also love how they painted it a beautiful color and placed it as a centerpiece in their front yard.

So if you’ve been looking for something unique yet inexpensive to bring a little extra life to your yard, then consider this pallet garden project.

20. Pallet Butterfly Planter


This tiny planter is great to place at your entry way. It doesn’t take up much space while still adding some rustic country charm.

Also, if you plant the right flowers it is meant to attract butterflies which would be a beautiful sight as you enter your home.

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21. The Indoor Pallet Garden


If you want to make your whole garden a pallet garden, this is another great layout. The great thing is this one is shown being grown indoors.

However, it could easily be duplicated outside too. So if you like these gorgeous pallet garden beds and the gorgeous vertical gardens as well, then this could be the pallet layout you’ve been waiting for.

22. The Cedar Pallet Planter



If you’ve come across a beautiful cedar pallet, then you might be wondering how in the world to use this gorgeous item.

Well, this could be it! You could easily turn it into a vertical planter that could hold anything from flower to herbs to vegetables, if desired.

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23. The Self-Supported Pallet Herb Garden



I love this herb garden. It is beautiful to look at. It also has been painted so it stands out as something fresh which is what an herb garden should do.

But what I really love about this herb garden is the fact that it is growing herbs (that are labeled, by the way) in an organized and compact way. If this is something you’d love to then you should check this design out.

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24. The Stand Alone Pallet Garden


This pallet garden is very unique. It has different levels of growing space and also is designed to display, in a different fashion, whatever is planted within the pallet garden.

So if you are looking for something a little different in design, then you should consider this pallet garden.

25. Pallet Planter Hanger


Do you like the idea of displaying your planter boxes on the wall outside of your home? Are you not quite sure how to accomplish that idea?

Well, look no further because this unique pallet idea will have you displaying those planters in no time. All you’ll need to do is secure to pieces of pallet to the wall, and then secure your planter boxes to the pallets.

26. The Bottle and Pallet Herb Garden


If you’d like to grow an herb garden that doesn’t take up much space, then a pallet garden could be your solution.

However, if you’d like to upcycle as much as possible to have this herb garden, then consider this idea of planting your herbs in bottles then placing them within the pallet and hanging your herbs on the wall.

27. The Vertical Pallet Herb Garden


Herbs are something so simple to grow. They take up very little space. They can be dried and used later on, or you can use them fresh. Plus, they are very good for you too.

So when you have the option of growing them in an organized way that won’t take up much space, then you almost have to go for it. If you are deciding to go for it, then consider this design to get you started.

28. The Pallet Planter Wall


Do you have a bare fence in your backyard? Well, don’t let it stay that way. Instead pull together a few pallets and a few planter boxes and create a wall garden.

Need ideas on how to accomplish this? Well, look no further than this gorgeous design. It has looks and functionality. It doesn’t get much better than that, in my opinion.

29. The Pallet Garden Paradise


If you don’t have a lot of money to sink into a gorgeous outdoor grow/sitting space, then you need to check out this design.

So the designer of this totally rocks because they created their own little haven with very little. They did this by basically putting multiple pallets together, painting them, planting in them, and adding a neat little chair. You could have your own little place of peace with hardly any money involved.

30. The Shipping Pallet Raised Bed


This design is gorgeous for a raised garden bed. The tutorial that accompanies it is also very thorough which is always helpful when building anything for the first time.

So if you are in need of a raised garden bed without a huge price tag, then consider this option. It is quite beautiful to look at as well.

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31. The Multi-Colored Pallet Gardens


Do you like things that are bright, colorful, and a little different? Well, if so, then you will probably like these hanging pallet gardens.

These pallet gardens are functional while also not taking up much space besides hanging space. So if you need something decorative and functional with a low price tag, then you might want to consider this pallet garden idea.

32. Pallet Herb Planter


This pallet planter is very simple in appearance. They didn’t do anything to really clean up the pallet as they left an old ring still visible on it.

However, I like the more rustic look. So if you need something simple to plant your herbs in while also sticking with a rustic décor theme, then you might want to consider this option.

33. The Large Vertical Planter


This vertical planter is quite large. The picture actually shows it being used indoors, but you could use it outdoors as well.

So if you are looking for a way to grow a lot of plants in an organized way, then this might be a good fit for you.

34.  Pallet Garden Bed


If you are needing an inexpensive way to plant above ground, then look no further than the average pallet.

So this design is basically just showing you how functional and easily a pallet can be used for this. All you have to do is lay it on the ground, fill it with dirt, and plant.

35. Above Ground Pallet Garden Bed


This pallet garden bed is shown being used on a patio which is a unique idea. All you have to do is lay the pallet out horizontally, fill it with dirt, and plant.

So if you like the idea of having an above ground garden bed right outside on your patio, then this could be a budget-friendly option for that.

36. Flower Pallet Garden


Do you love to grow flowers? Would you love to have a neat way to display those flowers that won’t cost you a fortune?

Well, then consider this DIY pallet flower garden. It takes up very little room, is made from pallets so it doesn’t cost much, and does a great job at displaying those beautiful flowers that you enjoy so much.

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37. The Pallet Garden


I really like this pallet garden. It is simple yet beautiful simultaneously. It has a few neat features added to it as well to make it stand out.

So if you have a spare pallet, then turn it into this beautiful masterpiece in order to display your flowers and give your yard a splash of character.

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38. The Stair-Stepped Pallet Garden


This pallet garden is different from a lot of others we’ve listed here. This one does a great job at displaying all of your flowers.

It works so well because it is set-up in a tier or stair-step design. That way all of the flowers can equally be seen and enjoyed.

39. The Lattice Pallet Garden


This is another vertical garden design that is constructed from a pallet. It does a great job at adding a splash of color and natural design to your yard.

However, this one is a little different because instead of sticking with the pallet design, the front of the pallet is covered with lattice. This gives it a totally different look than most.

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40. The Latch-On Pallet Planter


Most of the pallet planters we have looked at are the pallets that have been transformed to set the plants inside the pallet.

Well, this one is different because the plants are meant to be attached to the plant and hang. So if you think this is more your design then give this idea a try.

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41. The U-Shaped Pallet Raised Bed


I like the design of this pallet raised bed planter. It is obviously constructed by deconstructing pallets for their wood.

Then you built it in this nice u-shape that makes planting and harvesting much easier. The added door is great because it keeps pets out of your garden bed as well.

42. Pallet Planters

Do you like the look of pallets so much that you’d like to enjoy them inside? Well, look no further than this design idea.

So you can deconstruct pallets for the wood to build these great rustic planters. Then display them indoors or outdoors. They would also be great for growing fresh herbs.

43. Vertical Pallet Planter


This pallet planter is only one pallet high so it would fit in most any size space. It is great for planting the plants directly into the pallet as well.

However, they take the middle section and fill it with straw which is actually a great idea. The straw will help to hold in moisture. So consider that when planting in a pallet.

Well, now you have over 40 ideas for unique pallet garden ideas and designs. Hopefully this will inspire you to tap into an inexpensive resource and upcycle them into some amazing and decorative creations.

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