Hanging Herb Garden

Do you love growing and using fresh herbs in your home? Create a simple and inexpensive hanging herb garden!

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I am one of those people that when I have a problem, I have to find a solution.  I love gardening and using fresh herbs in my cooking, but year after year, animals in our area get into some of the herbs in my garden.  My thyme and chive plants seem to thrive, but my rosemary, basil, and lavender have attracted animals and end up being dug up or eaten.  To prevent this, I created a little hanging herb garden.  I’ve had it now for a couple of years and it has worked well.  I love how easy it was to put together and that it requires very little space.  Plus, having the herbs hanging near the kitchen window brings in fresh, beautiful scents that I just love.  https://myfamilythyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/hanging-herb-garden-1.jpg

To make your own hanging herb garden, you need just a few simple materials,


  • hooks (I found these coat hooks on clearance at Marshalls, but I’ve linked some similar ones here.  You could also use hooks like these if you are hanging it on a fence, instead of your home.
  • galvanized metal buckets with handles.  These buckets are buckets I used.
  • drill
  • fresh herbs of your choice
  • chalkboard pot stakes to mark your plants
  • chalkboard pen

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  1. Drill a hole into the bottom of each bucket for drainage.
  2. Using a level, measure and hang your hooks.  I have wood clapboard on my home, so I chose to use a drill to anchor screws into the clapboard to hold it securely.  It would also work well hung on a fence.
  3. Add a little potting mix and your herbs.
  4. Label your herbs.  I had also picked up these cute chalkboard pot stakes.  Just write on the stakes using a thin chalk pen.
  5. Hang and enjoy your new hanging herb garden!







My problem was solved and I just love the results.  It took only about 15 minutes to put this together…so simple.

If you love using fresh herbs and are thinking of creating your own herb garden, consider making a hanging herb garden.

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  1. Lynne – the genius is in the simplicity! What a great solution for saving your herbs, and keeping them close! The final look is very charming! I keep thinking about potting some herbs, but I don’t seem to get around to it! You have inspired me !

    1. Thank you so much, Kristine! You always make me smile with your kind words. I hope you enjoy some fresh herbs! Best wishes for a wonderful week ahead!

  2. I love your cute hanging garden! I started patio gardens (in tall containers) this summer, and have found that height is key to keeping the critters out!

    1. Thanks so much, Lauren! I will definitely try some tall containers next year too! Wishing you a great week ahead!

  3. Lynne, what a great idea. I love growing herbs and use them in cooking. Rosemary is my favorite one to use. Thanks for sharing your hanging herb garden!

  4. I love this! I am all about herbs and you also solved the difference of watering needed by keeping them separated. Genius! I think I may need to add a hanging herb garden, here, now. Thanks for sharing! Happy Gardening and Happy Easter!

  5. Lynne I love this cute idea. Keeps the animals away while keeping them contained at the same time. I also love that this can be done in minutes. Great idea, pinning for later. Happy Easter

  6. Such a cute idea! And a great way to get mobile with herbs. But where’s the thyme?! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh my goodness! That is such a wonderful idea! Blessings to you.

  8. Oh my goodness, Lynne, this is sooooo cute! I literally have a rack with some hooks on it that I have hesitated to get rid of, but didn’t have a purpose for it! Now I do! I want to try this! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

    PS. I’d love to invite you to share this on my Sundays on Silverado link party, which is open now!

    So fun hopping with you….

  9. This is an absolute genius idea! I love to grow herbs for culinary use! I am definitely going to try this! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. I love the hanging herb garden idea. Great idea to drill holes for drainage in those cute buckets.
    Have a wonderful week,

  11. Brilliant! I love a quick and easy solution! Our kitchen here doesn’t have a windowsill and it is making me CRAZY. I’ll have to solve that by creating one of these just outside the window . Thanks for the idea!

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