75 Pallet Garden DIY Ideas

If you spend a lot of time in your garden then you may have thought of building some garden structures to improve the growth of your plants. Structures like planters, trellises, raised beds and potting sheds can help you manage your garden plants better. These can also make your garden more organized as well.

And when it comes to constructing these structures the ideal material should be durable, easy to use and should be readily available. One such material is pallet wood. Pallets make excellent garden structures because these are very strong.

Pallet frames are used to hold different materials for transport and shipping so there is no question these are very durable. You can also count on pallet wood to be easy to use. You can use pallet frames as they are or dismantle the frames to use pallets individually.

And of course, there is no doubt that pallet wood is readily available anywhere and more so, these could be very cheap, even free. Therefore, making garden structures is an easy and cheap undertaking.


This is a list of 75 pallet garden project ideas that you can make now. You don’t need to be an expert to make any of these projects because these are very easy to make. Most of these are project plans to make planters but before you start building, you have to understand the type of plant or tree you are cultivating.

Can you grow this type of plant on a planter or a raised bed? Every plant is different as every person is different. You need to carefully understand your plants’ needs in order to provide the best growing environment.

1) Pallet Garden Frame

While the color green in the leaves of trees and plants can help your eyes relax, it’s sometimes better to add some more color to your garden. This multi-colored pallet frame is made of a number of pallet wood which has been assembled to create some kind of screen or frame at the back of plants.

You can use this colorful frame to separate sensitive plants too or to shield light-sensitive plants. This is very easy to make and will take only a few minutes to make.

2) The Pallet Herb Garden

Growing herbs is a fantastic idea. Herbs can be used in cooking and have medicinal properties as well. You can also use herbs to detoxify and cleanse the body. Now planting herbs is very easy too and in fact, some of these are very hardy and can grow even in futile conditions.

This pallet garden will hold pots of your favorite herbs. It is made of lightweight pallets which you can easily take anywhere, indoors or out. You can also build this quickly so you can sow your seeds just in time for growing season.


3) Pallet Grow Space

Plants need space, sunshine, and water to grow healthy and strong. Some plants need more space than others while some can thrive even in compact spaces like these lovely plants here which have been grown in between the spaces of pallet frames.

Pallet frames offer a great planting container from its many spaces. You can plant vegetables, flowers or herbs, whatever you want to grow. And you don’t need to do work too hard to make these planters because these are made from simple pallet wood.

4) Vertical Pallet Garden

Have you seen outdoor living garden installations which were grown vertically? This is a new concept that is very popular in places where there is not enough space for a regular garden to grow. This garden right here is a vertical garden made of recycled pallets.

The pallet frames were assembled to create a large tall structure where plants can be grown. You can plant almost anything this way, except for trees. And what makes this unique is that you can use the drip method to water your plants. Water simply trickles down from the top to the bottom part; nothing is wasted or thrown away.

5) The Pallet Garden

Planting vegetables is a great way to augment food supply but not all soil can grow them. Growers usually plant veggies in raised beds and while this can be a good method, you need to regularly keep your bed neat and perfect which is why you need pallet frames.

In this photo, pallet frames were used as frames to hold a raised vegetable bed. Good planting soil suitable for raising vegetables was placed carefully in between the pallet sections to create this work of art. Now your lovely vegetables can have a neat and clean bed to grow and thrive.

6) Vertical Pallet Garden Ideas

This is a vertical planter  but with a different style. The pallet frames were simply stacked together to form a tower. Next, every section, every nook, and cranny was made useful. Plants in planters, pots, crates and all kinds of containers were hung on the sides.

This is a good set up so you can save water and cultivate plants better. You see, plants that need more sunlight can be placed on the top tier while those that prefer the shade can be placed below. Once these plants grow, this will be a green and lively vertical garden project you will be proud of.

7) DIY Herb Garden

Growing herbs is a fun and interesting experience. The fact that herbs can grow even in small containers make them perfect for tiny apartment living. This DIY herb garden shelf made from wood pallets can hold your herb plants so you can grow these indoors or outdoors.

What’s great about this is that because pallets are very light, you can easily pick this up and take it anywhere. Be sure to bring this outdoors at least twice or thrice a week so your plants can get enough sunlight.

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8) The 2 for 1 Pallet Garden

This pallet garden design will let you tend two garden beds and a vertical garden as well. This is a suitable design for people living in small homes with small gardens. Now, this is not too complicated to make. You only need a few pallet frames to construct this 2 for 1 garden pallet design. And because this is an easy project even someone new to woodworking will find this easy to make.

9) Vertical Flower Garden

Have you always wanted a flower wall? This simple plan will help you make this flower wall a reality. This is a vertical flower garden made of pallet wood. Pallets were simply used as a ledge to hold different pots and containers where flowering plants are grown.

But be very careful because not all flowering plants prefer to grow this way. You must choose plants which can adapt to growing in a vertical manner like bougainvillea, yellow bells and more. 

10) The Small Vertical Garden

This is a lush vertical garden made of a few pallet frames. This is a good setting if you want to build a living wall in your garden or yard. A living wall is basically a wooden or metal wall covered with healthy growing plants.

Different kinds of plants can be grown this way but you must double check if the plant you wish to grow can survive and thrive in a vertical garden design. Sunlight and water can be very easily provided in a vertical setting and you don’t even have to work too hard to construct this pallet garden wall. 

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