Vertical gardening can be used to:
Protection from neighbours’ eyes can be achieved with the help of trellis and the result will be a lot nicer then tall boundaries.
Create a shade zone
With the help of structures like pergolas in wood or metal, you can have a nice place to enjoy the outdoors while protected from strong sun.
Cover or disguise a wall or fence
A wall covered with Hedera is a lot more appealing to the eyes then the grey of concrete. And the green of the leafs, will be a great background for the plants and flowers on the beds and borders. If necessary, use supports to help the plants grow vertically.
Decorate a front entrance
Add an arch over the front door and with the help of climbers, there will be a nice sight welcoming people.
Decorate a wall
Create support points on the wall, with wires, to help plants as they climb your vertical garden.
Integrate visually a small building, like a shed or garage.
Add vertical elements to your decoration or planting
Vertical gardening with plants will bring more interest to any place, like sweet peas climbing over woven willow wigwams or bamboo canes.
Get to know some of the climbers (link soon) you can use on vertical gardening
The only problem with vertical gardens is that once you make your first, you will start seeing possible places for others everywhere!