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Unique Ideas for
Creating a Tiny Garden

Small space gardening is big right now.  

Maybe you want to cultivate a few tomato plants, like having fresh herbs on hand or have a flair for sprucing up your space with flowers. It can be traditional, locally inspired or just plain wacky—your garden is all about you. So, wherever your green thumb points you, here is a bushel of visual inspiration to get your wheels turning.

The classic. Upcycle jars into windowsill herb containers.


Found objects like old mailboxes make great planters.


Aquarium ornaments make for a whimsical planting.


Anything can be a planter with a little imagination.


Vertical gardens are space-savers. Pallets lend a fun loft look.


Reimagining shapes is always clever—like this reuse of an old barrel.


Found objects can accessorize your perfect patio escape.


Planters can be funky AND functional. These tires are used to divide a space.


Rocks make great plant tags. Try having the kids pick out the rocks and hand paint them.


Backyard gardens look great and can provide a haven for our feathered friends.


Have a unique tiny garden of your own to share?
Post it on Instagram and tag it with "#bigy", we can’t wait to see your creations!