22 Types of Garden Fences

Protect your garden and add a finishing touch with the right fencing for your style and space.
From: DK Books - Gardeners Guide

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©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: Image courtesy of Courtney Ortiz

Stockade-Style Fence

This stockade style fence is blue stained and features a diamond tipped design. It is the backdrop for a colorful perennial garden that blooms all summer.

Willow Screen Is a Natural Backdrop

Fencing options in a backyard cover a wide variety. A natural willow screen is a good backdrop for plantings in a garden design.

Recycled Plastic Split Rail Fence

There is no need for staining or painting since vinyl fencing comes in a wide range of colors and styles, and they don't include toxic chemicals that could leach into your yard.

Get Crafty With Fences

Designer Brian Patrick Flynn thinks fences can pull double duty as both a border and a spot for stylish storage. He shows you how in this DIY project.

Oak Fencing

A simple oak fence can add a country look to your garden. Oak is best left unpainted, but a clear oil will preserve this hardwood's color. If left untreated, oak seasons into a lovely silver hue.

Hand Woven

A hand woven panel is a good backdrop for plantings in an English garden design.

Trellis Panels

A trellis panel is a good backdrop for training climbers in garden design.

An Inexpensive Option

A shiplap panel is a good backdrop for plantings and is an inexpensive option for a garden design.

Hit and Miss Fencing

The alternating panels of hit and miss fencing are wind permeable, making them well-suited to exposed areas. You can buy this fencing ready-made.

Contemporary Slatted Wood Fence

A fence of slatted wood makes for a contemporary, durable screen. This type of fence can also function as a plant support for climbers.

A Sturdy Choice

Vertical softwood lumber panels are sturdy choice and a good backdrop for plantings.

Classic Picket

Picket fencing panels are a rustic choice and a good backdrop for plantings in a cottage garden design. 

A Bamboo Facelift

Bamboo screens will give mismatched fencing or chain link fencing an instant makeover.

Open Split Hazel Paling Fence

An open split hazel paling fence adds to the rustic look of a country-style garden.

Dry Stone Wall Evokes Countryside Walks

Dry stone fencing lends a rustic look to garden. A wall or fence in a garden can be made from a variety of materials, brick being the most popular, followed closely by concrete, wood, and metal. Material should blend with the setting.

Natural Branch Fencing

Adding a fence to landscaping increases the beauty of the area, and 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.

Trellis Fencing

Trellis fencing, as a boundary in a garden, is useful for internal divides.

Artistic Fencing Draws Attention to Boundaries

Draw attention to boundaries using bold colors and sculpture to create an artistic space.

Espaliered Trees

Plants can help make a garden into an outdoor room with their leafy walls, structure and protective canopies. An espaliered tree is trained to a garden wall or fence, and fits perfectly in a smaller space.

Wattle Fencing

HGTVGardens community member Madam Spencer made this wattle fencing by hand out of about 400 hardwood saplings.

Festive in Bamboo

Privacy fencing made from overgrown bamboo cleared from the yard creates a charming outdoor room accessorized with a vintage couch covered with a tropical print and a Fifties-style table.

Rustic Fence from Bittersweet Vines

This rustic fence created from a bittersweet vine is courtesy of HGTVGardens community member prince snow farm.

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