Outdoor Herb Garden Design Ideas

A close up of a flower garden

Outdoor herb gardens are my favorite type of garden. There is something really satisfying about plants that do it all –  they are pretty, fragrant, tasty and even medicinal! They can be grown in a formal style, or rock an old boot! Herb gardens are practical and full of nostalgia and charm, and herbs can grace the finest table while tantalizing virtually all the senses. And they have a quality about them they makes you want to bake from scratch, buy organic and pour good wine. But rather than just bring you pretty photos of great English herb gardens (ok, there are a few of those here, I confess…) we have some creative outdoor herb gardens and herb garden planter projects to make you an herb convert!

Outdoor Herb Planters

A group of people in a garden

Our first project is from ‘Ginger Snap Crafts‘. This DIY herb garden project takes a little bit of handy work with tools but we just love it! Keep in mind, these types of herb garden containers are also easy to move.

‘Brooklyn Limestone‘ created this vertical DIY herb garden, and she shows you how step by step… Perfect if you just want some kitchen herbs right off the back door! I love how she did this, and labeled with a paint pen. But if, and this is a big if, your herb garden will be under cover, what about using chalkboard paint?

Want a neat outdoor herb garden? Plant herbs in pots in the ground, like they did in this garden in France, courtesy of ‘Townmouse‘.

This DIY herb planter was create by ‘Dremel Weekends’ for ‘Curbly‘, and this is clearly the way to grow outdoor herb gardens. Plenty of light gets in, easy to water, no weeding, good air circulation… win, win!

Lina at ‘Fancy Frugal Life‘ made these DIY stacked outdoor herb gardens, complete with chalkboard markers! Great for small gardens that need a space saving solution, or just because you want something with more interest. Cute! Complete tutorial with photos.

Hanging Herb Garden For Outdoors

A close up of a flower garden

Need a DIY herb garden project, and not looking for cute, but just cool? Try this DIY hanging herb garden by ‘Homemade Modern‘, made from pine boards, rope and zip ties!

This is a really creative idea… DIY herb garden in bottles! ‘11 Eureka‘ created this from mercury bottles meant to be candleholders… this is far and away a better use for them! I’d love these herb garden containers hung on porches, decks and even in trees!


Ok, now that we have you inspired that you too, can have an outdoor herb garden… It’s time to really get inspired! Photo from ‘del Buono Gazerwirz‘.

Hopefully you loved learning about growing herbs outdoors in our post “Outdoor Herb Garden Ideas’! Now jump on over to our posts on How to Grow Lavender and 14 Indoor Herb Gardens!

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