DIY Tiered Garden – Create a garden in a small space

We have a small porch at the entrance of our house where I plan to turn into a small garden. The space is small so I have been thinking of functional ways to optimize it with beautiful garden features. I just don’t want some flower pots arranged in a row by the railings. I need something rich, lively, personal and eclectic. Something memorable. Our little girls love flowers and are interested in gardening, so I was looking at something we could create together; you know, like our own personal project. I saw this Tiered garden below, and fell in love, and it sort of gave me some ideas I could start with. Our space is too small for this (though, I plan to create a mini-version for the porch), but this would work well for you if you have a sizeable yard. The other DIY planters will work very well in a smaller space like mine.

1. Layered wood box garden

This DIY tiered garden from Decor and the Dog will be perfect if you have a sizable yard. For a garden in small terrace or porch, you will have to scale it down to suit the size of your space. I especially love the idea of using wooden boxes as planters, I love the texture and feel it brings, and for a tree-less space like mine, a mini of this will be a welcomed consolation.

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2. Tiered Ladder Garden

This ladder garden from Good Housekeeping would be perfect for a small space and as a feature in a large garden. I love the character and style a ladder planter brings. The structure of a ladder affords you the opportunity to arrange different sizes of flower pots on it, giving you a more diverse and varied look. Its a good way to create diversity in small garden.

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Another ladder planter from Ana White.

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3. Tiered flower pots

Okay, so this tiered flower pots from Good house Keeping is pretty much the easiest. No need for some carpentry work. All you need to get is a big flower pot and a small flower pot, then have the smaller one placed atop the bigger one, and you are ready for planting.

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Another tiered flower pot from P & G Everyday,

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Will keep you updated on the porch garden, here is hoping it will be fantastic.