23 Gardens You Can Totally Grow In Your Tiny Flat

Go green.

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1. A simple shelf can free up room for rows of plants.

Buy a cheap shelf online or from a second-hand shop and get your garden going.

2. Stack apple crates for a flexible shelf garden.

You can easily rearrange and restack each unit to suit your space.

3. Grow succulents in a vertical frame planter.

Who needs a framed nature photo when you can frame the real thing?

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4. Repurpose old bottles.

These tiny, decorative planters will class up your wine rack or counter spectacularly.

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5. You don’t even have to melt them down.

If you don’t fancy buying or DIYing the dip-centre bottle planters, you can still use old bottles to create cute planters, simply by giving them a wash. Add a coat of paint if you’re feeling ~ambitious~.

6. Mount mason jars on the wall for a natural look.

Attach the jars to reclaimed wood and screw on the wall, you’ll lose no space and gain some quirky and classy accent decor.

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7. Or use jar gardens for paper weights.

A corner full of tiny mason jar plants is sure to bring some zen to your desk.

8. A cinderblock + soil and seeds = perfection.

Easy and practical, this simple trick is perfect to add some green stuff to a small balcony or outside the front door.

9. Use a vertical pallette for an easy and efficient planter.

Cheap, simple, and takes up very little space, aka perfect for your tiny flat.

10. You could even get a tiny pallette to hang.

In case you’re really low on floor space.

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11. Hang your plants in decorative macrame.

These adorable hanging planters will keep your floor space open and add something special to your decor.

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12. Save so much space with fabric planters.

If you’ve got a very tiny balcony or window rails, you can still grow herbs and flowers without losing any space.

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13. For an affordable vintage look, repurpose old containers.

Give old paint cans, fruit crates, and luxury cosmetic tins new life.

14. Used tea tins actually make the perfect tiny planters.

The fit easily on your window ledge, and don’t take up any more space then they did when they were full of tea bags.

15. Old water cans and pails offer a rustic look for cheap.

Match your garden to your decor to keep your space feeling cohesive and less crowded.

16. Reclaimed wood is truly the best friend of small flat gardens.

This clever planter offers loads of space for seedlings – plant them in the base and hang the from jars on the attached hooks to maximise your growing space.

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17. Get creative with repurposed plastic toys.

When you’ve got a small space, the best choice is to combine the personality of your space with your garden so there’s less clutter.

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18. Tier planters on your stairs.

It’s simple, takes up minimal space, and can be done inside and out!

19. If you’ve really got no space at all, try air plant magnets.

These living magnets add a pop of nature to your tiny home without requiring much space or upkeep.

Buy them here.

20. Or plant some succulents in seashells.

Add some soil and seeds to some shells and you’re good to go, or shop for a clever stand like this one.

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21. Turn plants into modern art work.

Classy and natural; there’s no better combo.

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22. Create a corner flower tower.

So lovely and takes up very little space. Follow the DIY instructions here.

23. Keep several pots on a tray to make a portable garden.

This will minimize mess, make it easy to move, and also creates a cute table centre piece.

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Chelsey Pippin is commissioning editor for features at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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