Strawberry Wall Garden

A simple wall garden is the perfect way to grow lots of strawberries, even better if it’s close to the main entertaining space so you can watch the sweet fruit grow and ripen. Follow our step by step guide to create your own wall garden full of delicious strawberries.


Choose a sunny spot on a deck or fence that is close to the main entertaining space so you can watch the sweet fruit grow and ripen. Hang planter pockets on your chosen wall, using nail and hammer to secure to the wall.

The better the soil, the better your plants will grow. Prepare a mix of Tui Strawberry Mix and Tui Sheep Pellets (a couple of handfuls per bag should do the trick!) in a bucket or a wheelbarrow. Tui Strawberry Mix is specifically formulated with extra potassium, just what your strawberry plants need to encourage a plentiful harvest of big juicy fruit.

Wall pocket planters make a great feature in your entertaining space and allow you to plant plenty of strawberries for a continuous supply over the warmer months. On HOMEmade they used wall planters with nine pockets in each planter.


The best times to plant are early in the morning or late in the day, so the plants aren’t exposed to the hot sun straight away.

A good rule of thumb is to plant five strawberry plants for each member of the household. Research shows that planting strawberries in New Zealand's winter temperatures will produce a larger crop over the season, so don't be afraid to plant early.


To make sure you have continuous supply of healthy and delicious strawberries for snacking and cooking over the summer months feed your strawberries in the wall planter with Tui NovaTec Premium fertiliser.

Keep your strawberries well watered. Well watered, well nourished strawberries will have a better chance of keeping insect pests and diseases at bay.

Follow our Strawberry Growing Guide here >

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Strawberry Wall Garden Comments

  • Hi, how can I protect my wall planters from bird as I hang it against a garage sunny wall? Thanks.

    Ngaire Lorna Smith

    • Hi Lorna, there are several ways to protect your plants, one is using bird netting over the baskets when the fruit ripens, the other is using shiny objects such as trips of foil or bird scaring tape, or tin foil containers that flutter in the wind, scaring the birds away.

      Lianne, Tui Team

  • Hi, what material is used to hold the plants for the strawberry wall garden, and do they need much care? Thanks.

    Alley Thompson

    • Hi Alley, the fabric used can vary, it could be wool felt, or horticultural fabric that is porous such as a weed mat type fabric. Straw mulch can be added around the plants to help conserve soil moisture and prevent drying out so quickly, the plants still need regular watering and feeding just as they would if planted in the garden. But the added bonus of having the plants hanging like that is that it keeps them up off the soil and the fruit doesn't get dirty.