Why Are Wallgarden Products Better?

Better Wallgarden products and green walls.

As we know, most plants started life in pots. So, when we designed and applied for a patent in early 2011, we researched pot plant technology, so the gardener can reap maximum results, seems simple, but there are iron clad basic guidelines that we need to follow.

1/ Large amount of potting mix per plant, important for root ball growth and water retention.
Wallgarden 16.2 Litres, with 3 plants = 5.4 Litres.
Multi-Hang 4.7 Litres per plant.
Plants thrive, you can grow a larger variety of plants and maintenance is reduced. Check out the Bunnings offer, around one litre per plant.

2/ Potting mix; There are a number of quality potting mix’s suitable for vertical gardens available, here is what to look out for; Contains well composted Organic substrates as Bark, sawdust and CoCo Peat, Particle sizes from 0-12mm. A mixture of mature compost/Humus (composted thermophilically for 12-20weeks), these can be sourced fully composted -Cow, Chicken manures, Worm castings, compost bins, etc for nutrients. NB. Coir peat will help with water retention and aeration. Vermiculite or perlite can be added for water retention and aeration also.

3/ Free draining, any reservoir at the bottom of the pot will cause root rot. Waterlogging interferes with aeration of the roots, leading to low oxygenation and decay. Wallgarden products are totally and absolutely free draining. No water reservoir, no mosquitoes. Patent applied for flow through of water in the Wallgarden design, assures you can’t overwater and gives even moisture content from top to bottom.

4/ Aeration; Roots need access to air to remain healthy, this can be achieved with the correct potting mix and with aeration at the bottom of the pot. Observe Wallgarden has the maximum amount of aeration for healthy plants.

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We have drought conditions throughout parts of Australia, water restrictions are in place and more are predicted.

Wallgarden has advantages to save water, the largest amount of potting mix per plant, therefore holding more moisture in the root system.

When watering a plant in the ground, water runs past the roots requiring a lot of water for the plant to grow. The large amount of potting mix in Wallgarden pots captures this water.

Water draining from one vertical gardening pot to another.Further saving water, our system directs this run past water to the next pot etc, etc.

For eight years we have been running a system seven high, 10 litres into the top pot, half a litre exits the bottom.

Doing a moisture reading when it settles down, say 4Hrs, each pot will have the same top to bottom moisture reading.

The maths, 3 x plants/pot, 7 x pots/10 litres of water = 0.48 litres/plant. The same ratio applies to Multi-Hang modules.

Our estimate, 60% to 80% water savings compared to a plant in the ground!

Wallgarden module 16.2 litres 3 x plants = 5.4 litres/plant. Multi-Hang 4.7 litres/plant.

Potting mix quality contributes highly to water saving, visit plant species guide.

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Vertical Garden Excess Water Management

Water escaping from the bottom of vertical gardens can be a problem when over decking, paths, balconies, or inside. Here is how Wallgarden customers have overcome this problem.

Wide flower pot with a base to catch water.A wide plastic pot for plants with holes.

Planter box with a drip tray; adjust flow rate to water the planter box adequately. Plant out to form a seamless vertical garden.


Custom made drainage system with a pipe and guttering.

Mount a household gutter, paint matt black and you will never see it again. Silicone in irrigation tube and run to another garden, or to storm water if you have to.


Managing excess water with a container and a pump.

Trough to capture excess water, treat to stop mosquitoes breeding. Add a pond pump with timer to recycle to the top of the Wallgarden. Check pump head height to flow rate to ensure enough water flow. Optionally, have a licensed plumber fit town/tank supply and ball cock.


A garden beneath a wall mounted garden for water drainage.

The best solution, plant a garden at the base of Wallgarden.

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Vertical Garden Aquaponics

In his retirement Peter Pannys has turbo charged his small back yard into a high yield organic sustainable vegetable farm.

Peter Pannys with his vertical garden aquaponics system.

By “word of mouth” Peter has foodies visiting daily from locally and interstate, where he has pleasure in explaining how they too can eat out of a small area, using Wallgarden to grow vertically.

Farming fish with aquaponics in a small garden. Fish farmed using aquaponics in a DIY home garden.

Peter grows fish and pumps the nutrient produced all around the Wallgarden modules, and gets to eat the fish, probably with a home grown salad.

Vegetables grown at home using water pump systems. Tomatoes grown with a high water rentention potting mix.

Staggering results using this one way aquaponics system and high water retention potting mix.

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Grow Your Garden Up With Wallgarden

  • Would you like to create an impressive, lush garden feature – but without the expensive price tag?
  • Are you looking for a green solution for a small garden, apartment or courtyard?
  • Would you love having a display of healthy, thriving plants?
  • Need garden pots that are made from recycled plastic and BPA free?

Click here to find out more about growing your garden up with Wallgarden

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Vertical Garden, Installation & Operation

Wallgarden has recently completed a 2.5 minute video to clarify installation and operation.

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Wall Gardening Brings “Happiness and Joy”

A garden on a wall with grasses, lavender and flowers.Recently at a home show in Melb. I had a queue of people wanting a vertical garden explanation.
Jenny came to me in her turn and said,
“I know all about Wallgarden, my husband and I have fitted out a large wall for my mother.
I just wanted to tell you, you have bought much, “happiness and joy”.
My mother has a small unit in a care home, with her own little garden,
one day a big bad developer erected a 4m high wall 3m from her door.
Mum now has flowers and herbs and veggies growing that she tends every day.
I said, “developing and bringing to market Wallgarden, I too am pleased to hear stories like yours,
would you please send me a photo of your mum with Wallgarden ?”

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