Great Garden Walls

Add intrigue and dimension to your landscape design with a wall or screen.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Leaves of Steel

A steel wall as art also serves as a screen for this contemporary garden. Cut out leaves give a glimpse of the space beyond the wall. Colorful perennials complement the steel gray color.

Copper and Glass Garden Design

A mix of unique objects lend personality to a garden. Three copper panels create a focal point and add light to a contemporary garden. Three circular pools provide even more interest, as guests enter garden through a glass block passageway.

Curved Concrete Wall Adds Privacy

Curved concrete walls were used to create privacy in a landscaping design. It blends in beautifully with its hillside setting, demonstrating how concrete can actually soften the landscape.

Archway Is Abbey Inspired

Dress up a garden with a powerful design structure by adding an archway into the landscape. The rounded form of a curved archway can soften the harder, more angular edges of house and garden structures.

Textured Effect on Low Retaining Wall

A concrete retaining wall works to level a steep slope or enclose an area for a decorative garden that is easy to maintain. Here a low textured wall is used to form a raised bed for mature trees.

Natural Branch Fencing

Adding a fence to landscaping increases the beauty of the area, plus it visually defines the perimeter of a property. A rustic design complements and becomes part of the overall look, as in this fence made from natural branches.

Mesh Divisions

Mesh screen is used for light shade and helps with air flow in a garden setting. The openness of the weave determines how much light is filtered, plus the texture can even add an artistic element to the garden design.

Bamboo Tunnel

Naturally versatile and strong, bamboo has many uses in the garden. Here, large canes set in rows create a frame that guides the eye through to a large pot of living bamboo.

Acrylic Perspectives

At England's 2003 Westonbirt Festival, this garden space uses sliding screens made from acrylic laminated with radiant films. The screens reflect different colors, and “project” them onto gravel and plantings behind.

Constant Color

Adding color to a landscape design makes a plan come alive. This contemporary design features colorful cubes that divide the garden into a variety of spaces for family living.