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10 Herb Garden Ideas

The list of plants you can have in your garden is longer than you can imagine. What is best, each plant can be grown for different purposes. Take herbs, for example; they smell amazing, are commonly used in various dishes, attract butterflies, and can make your garden look even more beautiful.

However, some don’t often grow herbs for aesthetic purposes.  Check out some herb garden ideas and make yours into something gorgeous that will catch the eye of everybody visiting you!

Herbal Spiral

Growing herbs can be super exciting. With a bit of work, you can create a herbal spiral that will not only provide you with fresh herbs but also turn your garden into something interesting. Most spiral designs are made with bricks, but you don’t have to limit yourself only to that option. You can also use stones or any other materials you have at hand. After all, remember that every design has to match your and your yard style. 

Pallet Garden

A herb garden doesn’t have to be expensive or take up a lot of space. If you don’t want to extend your budget and locate your garden in a small area, the best option is to have a pallet herb garden. Depending on the size of your pallet, you can accommodate at least eight different herbs. You also don’t have to be a DIY master to make this project since it is really easy. We also recommend signing each herb, especially if you have never grown them before. 

Herb Stairs 

If you want to combine aesthetics with utility and creativity, this idea is your best choice. These herb stairs are truly gorgeous, and no one will pass by them indifferently. Each stair should contain only one type of herb for the best results. You can build them as high as you want, but keep in mind that everybody should be able to access them easily. You can lean them against the wall as shown in the picture or support them at the end with props so that they can stay in place.

Raised Herb Boxes

This is another brilliant idea that will allow you to grow multiple herbs in your garden. From basil to anis, if you build it long enough, you will be able to accommodate plenty of different herbs to always have them at hand in your kitchen. You also do not have to limit yourself to only two levels. If you feel like you don’t want to build it longer but still want to have more herbs, then build it higher. It is basically up to you how it will look, so paint the boxes with the color that will match the landscape of your yard.

Concrete Blocks

Most of us think about wood as a building material when we talk about raised beds. However, another thing you can use to build them is concrete blocks. Concrete is becoming more and more popular in decorating the landscape, so go ahead and use it for this project. It looks original and is highly durable, meaning your raised beds will last long. What’s best about this idea is that you can also plant herbs inside the holes of the blocks.

Herb Pathway

Imagine walking along the pathway in your garden and harvesting fresh herbs on your way. This dream can come true easier than you think. Just plant as many herbs as you want along the pathway and pick them up whenever you desire. They also produce this beautiful fragrance which will make your walks even more pleasant. For this reason, we recommend growing herbs with the most beautiful aroma, such as mint, rosemary, or lemon balm.

Checkered garden

As long as you are not afraid of thinking outside of the box, you can create something amazing without spending a lot of money. This checkerd garden is a perfect example. All you need is a couple of stone tiles and a few different herbs, and you are ready to go. First, place the tiles in the way you can see in the picture, and then start planting. As easy as it is, it can completely change the whole appearance of your yard, making it look more interesting.

Vertical Pockets

It is understandable that not everybody has unlimited space in their garden. But don’t worry. Even if your garden is too tiny to plant various herbs in the ground, you can still grow plenty of them just by doing it vertically. To contain as many herbs as possible, we recommend creating these leather pockets that you later fill with the soil. This solution will help you accommodate a lot of herbs on the wall with ease. Just make sure you plant them in a nice pattern to make the whole project look elegant.

Herb Tower

The perfect way to go vertical and create something appealing is by building a herb tower. This idea will allow you to have fresh herbs and a beautiful decoration at the same time. Just get three planters so that one is smaller than the other, and simply place them on the top of each other. Plant your favorite herbs, and that’s it. You can put it in the garden, deck, or balcony. Wherever you decide to place it, it will look cute!

Garden Tower Project’s Garden Tower 2 is the perfect tower for herbs, vegetables, and other plants. Its rotating tower and composting system hold 50 plants in 4 square feet.

Herb Island 

For anybody with enough space, this herb island is a great option to consider. It doesn’t have to be as big as in the picture. Adjust it to the size of your garden and choose the shape that will fit its appearance the most. To make it as unique as possible, plant some herbs at the edges. Inside create smaller islands made of other herbs. For the best outcome, make sure these islands are made of varied herbs, so your project can be truly colorful.

To Sum Up

As you can see, having a herb garden doesn’t mean it has to be boring. There are tons of ways to make it look fun and interesting. You never have to limit yourself only to one idea. Plant them however you want, just try to make them match the appearance of your landscape. And what is also very important, have fun doing it!

Let us know which herb garden you like the most, and as always, please share!