Whether you’re an apartment dweller with urban garden needs, a cook who likes to have fresh herbs right at your fingertips, or you’re simply looking for an easy way to begin growing your own herbs, indoor gardening is a great solution! Greenery is important to your home for decor and air quality, plus herbs have the added benefit of being edible. Herbs are great for beginner gardeners since they are easily managed and require little space, but even an old pro will love the fantastic indoor herb garden ideas we’ve rounded up. No matter what your experience level or needs are, this is your go-to list for growing herb gardens inside.
1. Reclaimed Wood Mason Jar Garden – Not Just a Housewife
This is an easy and quick project that makes use of old wood and mason jars. All you need is a bit of wall space to hang these on!
2. Over-the-Sink Hanging Pots – Coordinately Yours
Nothing could be easier than simply placing some well-positioned pots! Use inexpensive pots, paint them up, and drill a hole for hanging on a hook! No extra wood needed, no wall space used. Perfect space-saver!
3. Upside-Down Herb Garden in Bottles – Behance.net
It’s hard to believe that these chic, modern bottles are actually painted water bottles! Strung upside down and hanging from copper pipe, this is the perfect balance between form and function.
4. Countertop Tin Can Herb Garden – HGTV
If you’ve got a vacant spot on your counter, you can make this adorable tin can garden! Keep your cans together and allow for drainage in a circular pan or tray. It’s easy and enviro-friendly!
5. Upcycled Canister Window Herb Garden – Crafty Kitchen Witchery
Use your recyclables to create this upside down herb garden! These simple throw-away canisters are transformed with pretty paper. With some easy to follow tricks, you can create dangling planters to place right in front of your kitchen window.
6. Hanging Basket Herb Garden – The Telegraph
Those tiered hanging baskets aren’t just for fruit! You can create a whole garden in one three-basket unit. Just hang within easy reach from the ceiling by any window in the house and you’re golden.
7. Hanging Bottle Top Herb Garden – Home DZine
Here’s another idea for using recyclables. If you’ve got lots of plastic bottles around, all you need are the tops and you can create this fun hanging herb garden.
8. Wood and Chalkboard Herb Garden Jars - Camille Styles
With some reclaimed wood, some mason jars and a little chalkboard paint, this small, wall-mounted garden is a clever mix of trendy, shabby and useful! It’s a fast project that requires little space and looks great.
9. Vintage Tea Caddy Herb Garden – Apartment Therapy
Go treasure hunting at your local thrift shop for some vintage tins. These tea caddies make an awesome display for herbs when set in the window sill.
10. Tabletop Herb Garden – Bell and Star
It’s not difficult to fit all the herbs you regularly use in one bowl or basket. Then just place it on your counter, or even better, on your table as a clever centerpiece. It’s convenient and efficient!
11. Pallet Frame Herb Garden – The Kitchen
This pallet frame is the perfect spot to plant some herbs right on the kitchen wall. An added bonus? The extra ledge space in the frames is perfect for some eye-catching bottles, jars, canisters or other kitchen paraphernalia that can double as decor.
12. Vintage Box Herb Planter – Design Sponge
If you notice any interesting wooden boxes, with or without lids at flea markets and thrift stores, scoop them up because we’ve found a use for them! With some minor tweaks you can turn them into herb planters in no time at all.
13. Window Ledge Herb Box – A Beat That My Heart Skipped
If there aren’t any vintage boxes to be found, never fear. Any plain wood framed box can be transformed with a bit of paint and creativity. Just place your new box on the window ledge for a very pretty and useful planter.
14. Herb Mason Jar Shelf - Food, Family and Finds
A wooden shelf with holes for mason jars can easily become an herb shelf. Can’t find a specific shelf dedicated to housing jars? Use any normal wooden shelf and drill large holes yourself.
15. IKEA Wine Rack Herb Garden Hack - Curbly
This hanging herb garden was once a wine rack! It’s incredible what you can make with a few simple and quick adjustments. With large glasses, some paint and some herbs, your wall will look very stylish and delicious.
16. Window Bucket Herb Garden – 3 Peppers
Some curtain rods and a few paint buckets with handles can easily house your herbs in front of a sunny window. This idea is simple and versatile as you could have any number of variations with styling and colors.
17. Shoe Caddy Turned Herb Garden – Birds and Blooms
A cloth shoe caddy is a perfect space-saving solution, and not just for shoes! Hung near natural light, all you need is a bit of soil and some herbs to turn an organizer into a garden.
18. Herb Tower - DIY Enthusiasts
This whimsical pot tower is a mini version of the outdoor variety. It tucks perfectly into a window sill and can hold several different herbs within the tiers.
19. IKEA Pots Window Herb Garden – Urban Gardens
IKEA hanging pots are probably the most used home decor/DIY item there is. You can use them for nearly everything, from holding craft supplies, to organizing small toys, and now for herbs!
20. Modern Hanging Herb Garden – Tried and True
No need to buy a special rack or frame to house your herb garden pots – just use what you have on hand! These modern and simple wooden frames were once a room divider that was never used.
21. Chalkboard Pot Herb Garden – Robin’s Nest
An indoor garden can be as easy as adding chalkboard paint to your clay pots! Just write the name of the herb and place on the window sill or counter and you’ve got instant decor and edible greens. Add some twine or ribbon for some more detail.
22. Herb Garden Drawers – The Garden Glove
Another reason to scout out your flea markets and thrift stores! Score an old shelving unit like this one and you’ve got an interesting, clever and beautiful herb garden display. Depending on the condition of the piece, you can simply add your herbs while still in pots, or go all out and make them into planter boxes like the ones mentioned earlier. Either way, it’s perfect for any table, counter or shelf!
23. Woodland Herb Garden - Garden Therapy
These homey and natural plaques are a perfect backdrop for herb jars. Add hooks to sections of log, then hang your jars. Mount them on the wall or even on the side of the cupboard over your sink!
24. Mini Hanging Herb Garden – Better Homes & Gardens
Take that normal, boring hanging basket and make something fun, unique and yummy! Grow your herbs in a basket hung sideways from the wall. It’s not difficult to create, and takes up just a bit of wall space.
25. Hanging Herb Garden Jars – bugaboo, mini, mr & me
With metal chains and hooks, you can hang your herb mason jar garden from nearly any wooden backdrop. The ombre chevron is painted on a simple raw wood board, and the whole garden is then hung from the same type of chain. You can hang the jars sideways or straight on.
If you liked these, you’ll love the edible garden ideas from this post at Remodelaholic! If you’re looking for more container ideas, check out these indoor and outdoor planters. And don’t miss the creative genius behind these creative container gardens!
featured image via Better Homes and Gardens
Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com