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Cane chairs and potted plants in a balcony garden.
Want to create a garden, herb garden or vegie garden on your balcony? Follow our steps to choose the best plants for your balcony and add some greenery to your home.

Add a vertical garden

Take a look at our range of vertical gardens and you'll see just how easy it is to create one for yourself. All you need is some free space, the interlocking frames click together easily, making a fantastic wall of living colour and a great addition to your balcony garden.

Vertical garden with lots of herbs and flower plants growing in the pots.

The best plants for your vertical garden

Vertical gardens are made up of individual pots, so it's really up to you what type of plants you choose. Herbs work great, as do potted annuals, if your balcony gets a lot of shade, ferns could work here too. Visit the nursery at your local Bunnings if you'd like some advice on which plants will work best on your balcony.

Close up vertical garden with a person putting another pot plant on it.

Create your own oasis with pots and plants

Another way to turn your balcony into a welcoming space is with potted plants of various sizes, colours and styles, providing your balcony has somewhere for the water to drain. Another added benefit of potting your plants is that you can take them with you wherever you go.

Numerous pot plants on a bench.

Take a seat

Last but not least, add some outdoor furniture to complete your look. A comfy chair and a small table can help create the ideal urban balcony garden.

Outdoor lounge with vertical garden on white wall in the background.

More ideas and inspiration

Check out some more great garden ideas or visit your local Bunnings.

 

More D.I.Y. Advice

Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.