Whether you live in a big city or someplace that gets cold 9 months out of the year, indoor herb gardens provide so many benefits. They purify the air in your home. They give you fresh herbs all year round. They are convenient to care for. They add a little green life to your kitchen. In other words, you can’t go wrong putting an herb garden indoors. Even if you live in a tiny apartment, there are so many ways to grow those greens that space can’t be an excuse not to.

1. One Pot

Here is possibly the simplest herb garden ever. Find yourself a big pot and an empty corner and put your green thumb to work. You can even let the kids get creative with your herb labels.

2. Hanging Planters

If you really don’t have floor space, there is always ceiling space. Hang your herbs up high off your counters in these DIY macrame planters.

3. Bookshelf Garden

Most of us know that bookshelves are good for more than just books. One of our favorite uses for them is houseplant and herb storage. Find yourself a nice little bookcase for your potted herbs to grow and thrive.

4. Vertical Box Planter

You could buy or DIY this country modern herb planter that will become your favorite art piece in your kitchen. Plus it gives you more counter space so it’s definitely a win win.

5. Pegboard Herb Garden

The beauty of pegboard is it’s unlimited versatility. While the image above shows herbs in mugs, you could hang small pots or galvanized pails and your shears would always be nearby.

6. Windowsill Garden

Get the most out of whatever natural light you’ve got in your home and place a curtain rod across a window for the perfect place to hang those leafy greens.

7. Rolling Herbs

Perhaps the best light in your home isn’t in your kitchen. Put your potted herbs on a bar cart and suddenly indoor gardening is easier than it’s ever been before.

8. Vertical Hanging Planter


If you happen to only have a small empty corner in your kitchen, this vertical planter is just for you. It won’t take up much room and you can put the herbs that kitty eats on top.

9. Teacup Herb Garden

Maybe you think that the usual terracotta pots aren’t good enough for you. Go find a set of teacups at your local thrift store and give your herbs a pretty place to grow.

10. Sunken Counter Garden

It’s a major diy project or an expensive custom piece, but wouldn’t it be worth it to have your herbs instantly at your fingertips? You would look like a professional chef while you cook.

11. IKEA Storage Garden

With IKEA’s Fintorp system, customizing your own wall garden suddenly became simple and affordable. Now all you have to do is find the wall space.

12. Gutter Garden

Did you know that gutters were also multi-purpose products? It’s something you can find at any hardware store so you can have these up and growing in a Saturday afternoon!

13. Upside Down Planters

For those with high ceilings, hanging your herbs can be a huge hassle. However, with these planters that hang the leaves upside down, your herbs are easily accessible and brought to a new life.

14. Mason Jar Planters


Yes, I am aware that those are succulents in those mason jars. But this is such a neat project, you could easily put it together for your herb garden.

15. Washtub Garden

Just for the country in us all, planting your herbs in a vintage washtub will give you a twist on a classic. And it’s easy like the one pot garden above.