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10 Greenhouse Shelving Ideas for Displaying Plants

Give your plant babies room to grow with these cute and functional greenhouse shelving ideas.

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Vintage Greenhouse Shelving Cubbies Courtesy @thehouseonlilac Via InstagramCourtesy @thehouseonlilac/Instagram

Vintage Greenhouse Shelving Cubbies

These cubby shelves add storage and vintage style to this beautiful greenhouse from @thehouseonlilac. She scored the find at a local flea market!

The small cubbies can hold plants, potting tools, extra pots and more. Of course, not everyone is lucky enough to find vintage cubbies, but this similar shelf unit can help you achieve the same look.

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Heavy Duty Diy Greenhouse Shelving Courtesy @familymeetsfarm Via InstagramCourtesy @familymeetsfarm/Instagram

Heavy-Duty DIY Greenhouse Shelving

When @familymeetsfarm was planning her greenhouse shelves, she knew she wanted something heavy-duty that could hold a lot of weight. “While seedlings will be small, they will be heavy with soil and water; so we added in supports to keep [the shelves] nice and strong,” she says.

The shelves were built with durable pressure-treated wood. The two shelving units combined can hold 74 growing trays! And don’t you love the chandelier?

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Greenhouse Window Shelving Courtesy @nansenmalin Via InstagramCourtesy @nansenmalin/Instagram

Greenhouse Window Shelving

Shelves are mounted directly onto the recycled windows in this charming greenhouse from @nansenmalin. Window shelves make great use of the small space and give the plants plenty of direct sunlight, keeping them warm and happy!

These shelves were a DIY project. But we also love this window shelf from Etsy that comes with a special clamp that secures the shelf to a window sill.

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Wire Mesh Greenhouse Shelving Courtesy @modernminihomestead Via InstagramCourtesy @modernminihomestead/Instagram

Wire Mesh Greenhouse Shelving

These greenhouse shelves by @modernminihomestead are framed with wood, and each tier is topped with hardware cloth (aka galvanized steel wire mesh). The wire mesh allows sun to shine through and reach all the plants, and keeps soil and water from puddling on the shelves.

Heavy-duty staples secure the mesh to the wood, and the multiple wood supports on each shelf prevent sagging. And there’s another chandelier!

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Cut Out Greenhouse Shelving Courtesy @jesskkramer Via InstagramCourtesy @jesskkramer/Instagram

Cut-Out Greenhouse Shelving

This succulent shelf by @jesskkramer provides a functional and super-stylish statement piece for her greenhouse. The cute little plant pots fit snugly in the aesthetically pleasing circular cut-outs, keeping them from falling and breaking.

Here’s an easy way to build your own: Use a hole saw blade and a drill to cut holes sized to fit your pots into wood shelves.

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Collapsible Greenhouse Shelving On Wheels Courtesy @jagcagdesign Via InstagramCourtesy @jagcagdesign/Instagram

Collapsible Greenhouse Shelving on Wheels

Although we love a good DIY project, sometimes it’s nice to add storage with a quick and easy store-bought solution.

For her tunnel tent greenhouse, @jagcagdesign chose this metal shelf on wheels that conveniently folds flat for easy storage. It can easily be moved around when the greenhouse needs to be rearranged. She placed a large basket on the bottom shelf to hold gardening tools.

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Organic Live Edge Greenhouse Shelving Courtesy @msmitch08 Via InstagramCourtesy @msmitch08/Instagram

Organic Live-Edge Greenhouse Shelving

This greenhouse/shop captured by @msmitch08 is admittedly more retail space and less functional greenhouse. But we can’t help but be inspired by the beautiful live-edge wood storage benches and shelves.

The natural look pairs well with the plant life and lends itself perfectly for a greenhouse setting. Check out these live edge shelves, available in three sizes.

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Greenhouses For Outdoors Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Affordable Greenhouse With Shelving Included

If you haven’t chosen a greenhouse yet, why not buy one that includes shelves?

This walk-in polyethylene greenhouse comes with two metal shelf units that fit perfectly and require no measuring or time and money spent searching for the right shelves. One five-star Amazon reviewer writes: “I love, love, love that it came with shelves and they are also surprisingly sturdy!”

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Stair Style Greenhouse Shelving Courtesy @greenlandgarden Via InstagramCourtesy @greenlandgarden/Instagram

Stair-Style Greenhouse Shelving

In their large commercial greenhouse, @greenlandgarden uses these metal stair-style shelves to store and display their plants. The tiered design allows access to the plants for easy watering.

These particular shelves have lasted for many years and recently received a new coat of paint. Here’s a similar but smaller scale stair style shelf that would fit nicely in a personal greenhouse.

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Simple Greenhouse Shelving Solution Courtesy @farmgirlshenanigans Via InstagramCourtesy @farmgirlshenanigans/Instagram

Simple Greenhouse Shelving Solution

This gorgeous greenhouse from @farmgirlshenanigans includes plenty of clever storage while offering a nice, airy space to tend to her plants. The two simple wall-mounted shelves use the limited wall space perfectly. The built-in shelves underneath the potting benches hold extra pots and other gardening supplies.

And there’s chandelier number three!

Erica Young
Erica Young is a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in home and lifestyle pieces. She loves writing about home decor, organization, relationships, and pop culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.