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How To Create A Three-Tier Herb Garden Centerpiece

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Recycle your trays and learn how to create a three-tier herb garden centerpiece that is perfect for a barbecue party.

3 Tier Herb Garden: How To Create A Three-Tier Herb Garden Centerpiece

How To Create A Three-Tier Herb Garden Centerpiece

If you’ve been fortunate enough to have great weather so far this spring then you know that this is the key to creating fun garden ideas outside. Much of my attention this spring has been exactly that outside entertaining and gardening. So I was super excited to be part of the Wayfair Plant Outside the Box campaign.

The purpose of this project is to create something unusual that you would not normally see in your outdoor space. After some exploring, I found a 3 tier tin metal tray that typically is used for desserts or china.

With the 3 tier tray, assorted herb, and barbecue herb recipe I am ready to create my project that can easily be used as a centerpiece for my outdoor dining table and as well as a portable garden next to my barbecue.

How To Create A Three-Tier Herb Garden Centerpiece

Now that it’s officially barbecue weather, let this cute herb project make it easy for you to entertain and decorate.

You’ll Need:

3 Tier tin tray

Assorted herbs

Garden soil

supplies How To Create A Three-Tier Herb Garden Centerpiece

 Adding the soil and herb plants to the tray!

herbs for How To Create A Three-Tier Herb Garden Centerpiece

Plant- Cook -Eat

You want to add a little soil to each tier. So that the plants can grow nicely. The plants already have soil attach to them so adding more soil around keeps them secure and happy. Once all the assorted herbs are planted give them some water to drink. I am sure they are very thirsty. Now you are ready to decorate the table and cook!


After creating the barbecue recipe (recipe below) I carried the tray over to the dining table and used it as our centerpiece. It looked really lovely.

Barbecue Rosemary Marinade

3 lemons

1 rosemary stem

1 glove of garlic

Salt to taste

Squeeze all the lemon juice into a bowl, chop the garlic, fresh rosemary and add to lemon juice mix well. Add salt to taste.


I lathered the chicken with the marinade. I threw it on the barbecued along with sliced potatoes for a yummy dinner. Are you planning a herb garden for your next project? Have a wonderful Summer!

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  1. I love it, beautiful! I applied for that plant outside the box opportunity and had one heck of a time finding anything to use as a planter that wasn’t already a planter!! You did great!


    1. Thanks Tania, this has been a fun project and made me think! Hope you have a great weekend, Maria

  2. Such a brilliant idea! I love this, it’s beautiful to look at, makes an instant centerpiece, AND is an herb garden all in one. Love it!

    1. Lidy, Thanks for the nice comment, makes me feel loved! Have a wonderful week.

    1. Thanks Lisa, its an honor having all you ladies stopping by to visit my blog post each week. Hope you had a great weekend!

  3. This is genius. I love the herb planted on the three tier stand. Very appealing and useful. Thankle you for sharing thank you

  4. That’s such a great idea for the stand Maria!

    1. Yep, I thought it was different! Love looking out of the box for ideas. Thanks

  5. What a fun garden, and such easy access for a little snippet to add to your dish or as a garnish. Great idea!

    1. This was a super fun project! I enjoyed being outside making this, fresh air does wonders.

    1. Is ben very helpful for cooking and an added treat for centerpiece. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. This is such a beautiful outdoor dining set up. The furniture is lovely and looks very relaxing. And of course the marinade with the herbs and olive oil is perfection.

    1. Thanks so much Mary! I really liked how this turned out! I went on vacation and my son forgot to water the herbs and now they are all dry. I guess i can make dry leaves herbs and use that for cooking. Maria

  7. Oooh! I really like your repurposed server as a planter! I can see this with many different ideas. Pinned to my Garden Projects and At Table boards on Pinterest for later and for sharing. You’ll have to post again as it fills in!

    Barb 🙂

  8. It is an amazing idea. This 3-tier-herb-garden is unique as well as beautiful. I loved the way how you used 3 tier tray for making this. It is really a very good post.

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