Top Ideas for a Balcony Garden

Turning a small outdoor balcony space into a haven for wildlife or simply adding a splash of colour to brighten your days can be easily achieved. Regardless of the size of your balcony, there are a variety of options to choose from when designing your outdoor space.

  • Vertical Garden - A vertical garden is a great way to maximise space on your balcony. You can either create your own with a wooden frame and some planters or purchase a pre-made vertical garden. A vertical garden can be used to grow herbs, flowers, vegetables or even succulents.

  • Hanging Baskets - Hanging baskets are an easy and effective way to add colour and greenery to your balcony. You can fill them with flowers, herbs or trailing plants such as ivy or ferns. Hanging baskets can be hung from the balcony railing or from hooks attached to the ceiling.

  • Window Boxes - Window boxes are another great way to add colour and life to your balcony. They are perfect for growing herbs or small flowers. They can be attached to the balcony railing or to the wall of the balcony. By selecting which herbs you grow you could create a kitchen garden or one that simply smells amazing.

  • Raised Garden Bed - A raised garden bed can be placed on the floor of the balcony and used to grow vegetables, herbs or flowers. You can either create your own raised garden bed with some wood and screws or purchase a pre-made one.Tomato plants, cucumbers, peppers, and lettuce, can all be grown in growbags, or pots. Creating a little veg garden within easy reach. By adding a few great smelling herbs, you could add another feature of fragrance to your garden, as well as great tasting salads. If some extra help in growing is needed, you could always use a balcony greenhouse to get the veg off to a great start.

  • Succulent Garden - Succulents are a great choice for a balcony garden because they require little water and can withstand the heat and sun. You can create a succulent garden by planting different types of succulents in pots or by creating a vertical succulent garden.

  • Hanging Terrariums - Hanging terrariums are a great way to add a unique touch to your balcony garden. You can create your own terrarium by filling a glass container with soil, rocks, and small plants or purchase a pre-made terrarium.

  • Butterfly and Bee Garden - By planting flowers that attract butterflies and bees, you can create a beautiful and vibrant garden that also helps support the local ecosystem. Some great options for a butterfly and bee garden include lavender, butterfly bush, and black-eyed Susan.

  • Zen Garden - A balcony can be a great place to unwind and relax after a long day. Creating a zen garden with rocks, sand, a buddha statue and small plants is a great way to create a peaceful and calming atmosphere on your balcony.

  • Miniature Fairy Garden - A miniature fairy garden is a fun and whimsical way to add some magic to your balcony. You can create your own fairy garden by planting small plants in a pot or by using a pre-made fairy garden kit.

  • Miniature Vegetable Garden - Even if you have a small balcony, you can still grow your own vegetables. By using small containers and growing plants such as cherry tomatoes or mini bell peppers, you can create a miniature vegetable garden on your balcony.

  • Shade Garden - If your balcony doesn't get much sun, you can still create a beautiful garden by planting shade-loving plants such as ferns, hostas, and impatiens.

  • Water Feature - A small water feature such as a fountain or a bird bath can add a relaxing element to your balcony garden. It can also attract birds and other wildlife to your balcony.

  • Breakfast Area - If your balcony is big enough you could add a chair or 2 with a little table, allowing you to sit outside enjoying the sounds and smells, whilst eating your breakfast. A great way to start the day. Also suitable for working from home, or writing your next novel.

In conclusion, a balcony garden can be a great way to add colour, life and wildlife to your outdoor space. With so many options to choose from, there is no limit to what you can create. We hope you like our ideas. Why not get busy!