Short of space? Renting or on the move and need a mobile garden solution? Or perhaps a health issue means you need a little more flexibility … Get some inspiration from these ‘pick up and grow’ creative ideas for micro gardens.
Wheelbarrows are ready-made gardens on wheels – if yours has seen better days, rusted out or you want to make the most of the sunny spots you have, they are a great idea!
If you are looking for a unique garden feature you can change with seasonal colour; add a little ‘Wow!’ factor; or move around as a display, here’s a great example.
Inspired to make your own wheelbarrow garden planter? Watch this video to find out how to do it!
What if you need something a little more permanent, but still manageable to move with you? Here’s a great idea with a recycled pallet.
Micro container gardens are an easily portable solution – here are a few ideas …
Lightweight greenhouses in all sizes are a good option for renters or if you only have a few plants to grow.
Planters on brackets like window boxes and topsy-turvy tomato planters are some nifty solutions too.
Any item with a handle means it’s easy to move … just pick up and go. Think jugs, bags, baskets …
Think about anything you’ve got with wheels that you can repurpose as a portable garden: washing basket trolleys (perfect with drainage holes); children’s wagons or even their large toy trucks or ride-on plastic cars! Kids can have fun moving their garden too. If you have an old BBQ why not convert it into a herb garden?
If you’ve got a leftover CD case and are looking for an indoor planter that you can take with you, try making a mini terrarium.
As you can see, portable gardens are only limited by your imagination! Found an inspiring idea here or got one of your own? Please share your comment or creative solution.
For more inspiration on creative planters, visit the Container Ideas category.
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