How to create a balcony garden

There’s nothing like relaxing on your balcony and enjoying a morning coffee or entertaining your friends and family with an evening BBQ. If you want to transform your balcony, check out this balcony garden guide.

Close up of a lettuce plant on a vertical garden setting

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.

Assortment of plants hung on a vertical garden setting on a balcony wall.

The best plants for your vertical

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.

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.

Balcony setting including arm chair, side table and plants in the background

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.

 

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

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Geraniums

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Vegetable garden

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Worm farm

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Six plants that repel mosquitoes and flies

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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