How to Make a Hanging Garden With Gutters

Looking for a quick and easy project to get some hanging planters up? Here’s your answer. Make a hanging garden with gutters, and it can be as many tiers high as you’d like. It makes a great space divider and can even be used as a privacy screen.

You can plant edible vegetables or flowering plants. One word of caution if you go the vegetable route – be sure the PVC gutters do not have BPA or it will leach into the plants. It’s always a good idea to check with the manufacturer to be safe.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • 1 – 8′ PVC white rain gutter cut into 3 32″ sections
  • 6 – PVC white gutter end caps
  • 2 – 1/8″diameter steel cables cut to desired length
  • 6 – Feeney Cross Clamps (see image below)
  • 6 – 1/8″ diameter Feeney steel rods
  • 2 – Galvanized eye hooks

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The original source of this project was Jayme Jenkins on Aha Home and Garden. It looks like their site is no longer live but you can find all the directions posted here on Goods Home Design.

Images: Jayme Jenkins

Here’s a video tutorial showing a slightly different way to make a gutter garden that you may find helpful. This one doesn’t hang but is mounted on a fence or a wall.

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