PLANT WALL - the wall that grows

Oregano, salvia and other aromatic plants are often found in the herb garden or in pots on the window sill. Julia thought of height instead, and chose a different solution. A simple wooden board has been transformed into a fine herb wall with zinc boxes and matt paint.
Most herbs and spices are easy to manage, but they need to be in a warm and sunny place. In this particular case, Julia has chosen lemon balm, chives, rosemary, oregano, salvia, and lavender.


Tasty, useful and aromatic. If the garden is small, or if you would like to have something different, a wall with herbs on several levels is a practical and attractive solution. The plants catch the eye and create an element of green on a board or trellis. It is also easy to pick a few leaves or sprigs when preparing food. All you need is some paint, zinc boxes, a wooden board, double-sided adhesive tape and painting tools.

1. Preparation

After having wiped the untreated wooden board with a dry micro-fibre cloth, Julia rolls out white primer. A brush is used to cover slits and cracks. If the herb wall is made from scratch, the wood must be painted once before it is assembled so as to avoid untreated cracks when the wood dries.

2. painting

When the surface has dried, the process must be repeated with two coats of black paint. This will give the wood a matt, slate-looking appearance.


Julia uses Tesa Powerbond Outdoor to fasten the zinc boxes – a strong and double-sided adhesive tape for outdoor use. Two long strips are placed horizontally on the back of the boxes. They are then arranged and pressed onto the wooden board when it is lying flat. The wall is now ready to hang up and for the boxes to be filled with earth and plants.