We’re always looking for great ideas for our Wellington renters, and this month we’ve got some creative gardening ideas you might want to try. Whether you’re in one of our gorgeous CBD apartments or a house in the suburbs, we’re certain at least one of these gardening ideas perfect for renters will tickle your fancy.

Mini Gardening Ideas for Wellington Renters

Apartments by their very nature either don’t have gardens or have shared facilities for all residents. There’s no way to dig your own vegetable garden or plant your favourite annuals. If you’re staying in a townhouse or stand along house, there is likely established gardens already which your rental agreement will list what you can and can’t do. If your apartment has a balcony area, you may also be restricted to what you can and can’t have on it, so best to check this out before starting.

The easiest gardening ideas for Wellington renters are ones that are self-contained and portable, so you can take it with you once your tenancy expires. So, we’ve put together some great creative ideas you may want to try:


Inside gardening – transform the inside of your rental into a green oasis by adding lots of potted plants, or even grow your own vegetables and herbs on the windowsills or kitchen bench using a prefabricated growing kit.

Faux plants – not green fingered? No worries because there are many wonderful realistic faux plants available. No mess, no watering, just a bit of dusting required, making them the ultimate low maintenance gardening idea for renters!

Plant hire – there are several companies within the Capital that offer a live plant hire service, where they will deliver and care for your plants, replacing them regularly which helps change up your décor.

Raised garden beds – if you’re handy with a hammer, you may wish to build a raised garden bed from scratch, but if not, don’t worry because there are a lot of DIY kits available. A raised garden bed is best suited for patios, decks and balconies.

Container gardening – there are all sorts of wonderful containers available to grow whatever your heart desires. From small plastic pots to large concrete planters, there’s no limits and they can be used both in and outdoors. Why not plant a fruit tree in a pot outdoors, or place a small fern in the bathroom?

Vertical gardening – vertical gardening is great for areas outside where you don’t have a lot of space. They range from budget pallet gardens to professionally designed living walls.

As Wellington’s expert property managers of furnished apartments and luxury suburban homes, we welcome enquiries from both Wellington renters and property owners. Please contact us directly to discuss your rental requirements today.