20 Trellis Designs That Will Take Your Garden to New Heights

Turn a boring exterior space into a work of art with one of these head-turning trellis ideas.

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June 05, 2020

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Climbing + Dining

Brilliant green ivy creates a spectacular backdrop for patio dining at this traditional home. The ivy grows from six terra cotta pots and reaches the top of the crisp garden wall by climbing a chic, diamond wire trellis.

Teasing Trellis

Lush ivy and climbing roses adorn the exterior of this privacy fence, teasing the passersby with a taste of the beauty behind its walls. The impressive fence features an undetectable wire trellis that showcases and supports the captivating climbing plants.

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A Trellis for Every Occasion

A dog sits in a backyard dog washing station that is comprised of trellis, pea gravel, river rock and a stone border. The trellis is the perfect spot for towels and a hose to hang on.

Classic With Lattice

It doesn’t get more classic than the bright-white lattice fence and climbing greenery in this manicured backyard. This traditional trellis design provides the homeowners with desired poolside privacy and serves as a handsome support for climbing ivy and fragrant star jasmine blooms.

Contemporary Contrast

Make the trellis itself the star of your garden. This contemporary poolside patio features a striking, wood trellis that covers the entirety of the exterior poolhouse wall. The gray-washed wood pops against the ivory stucco, and the streamlined design creates a cool contrast to the natural, rambling vines that it supports.

Modern Lines

Modern materials mix with natural beauty in this striking, outdoor space. Vertical, wire trellises line the length of the custom steel wall. Emerald ivy climbs the wire structure to provide the otherwise minimalist outdoor design with a surge of fresh color and soft texture.

Warm Welcome

Vibrant, fuchsia blooms are abundant outside this elegant Mediterranean home. The overflowing blooms climb to the top of an inky, iron trellis secured to the stucco exterior. The punchy pink hue makes a dazzling first impression and we think the classic iron trellis would look equally as smashing with common climbing ivy.

Succulent Shower

A pair of living succulent walls take this sleek, outdoor shower to the next level. The twin walls flank the showerhead and are supported by a simple, wire grid trellis. Varied species of succulents provide the modern space with unmatched texture and a mix of exuberant, tropical hues.

Reach New Heights

The only word that comes to mind for this trellis design? Perfection. The tight-grid, wire structure attaches to the exterior of the home to support climbing Boston Ivy, and encourage a luxurious fullness that reaches across the entire wall.

Frame the View

Elegant ivy climbs a wire trellis to showcase the stately windows of this classic, colonial home. The manicured vines frame the facade, giving the home a formal and fresh appearance. Note: Maintaining climbing plants by regular trimming and providing a proper, trellis support structure is crucial in protecting the integrity of your home. Moisture from climbing plants improperly maintained can lead to rotten wood siding or weakened mortar for brick and stone exteriors.

Trendy Herringbone

This airy, white ranch home features a trendy, trellis twosome that is sure to catch the eyes of passersby. The geometric structures flank a beautiful bay window and provide support to sunny, climbing blooms. The herringbone design is easy to DIY at home, and the end results provide the home with killer, contemporary curb appeal. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Marking a Transition

Trellises covered in colorful mandevilla serve as a kind of doorway to help demarcate a garden path leading off of the lower driveway into the side yard of this Atlanta home.

A La Jolla Garden

The lush garden in this La Jolla, California home has been reshaped with sculpted classical lines while still giving texture and depth alongside the borders of this pathway. The stone path crosses through a trellis wound with vines and a stone pillared archway canopied with lush greenery.

Botanical Bliss

This large outdoor deck is painted a dark charcoal color that subtly separates it from the home's charcoal exterior. Trellising the beams of the pergola in climbing vines adds a botanical transition from the outdoor living area to the adjacent yard.

Cottage Garden Patio

Carefully trained trellises against a white courtyard wall add an air of formality to this cottage garden.

English Rose 'Snow Goose'

Climbing roses like the David Austin's 'Snow Goose' rose shown here are gorgeous trained over an arch or across a wall, fence or trellis.

Asian Garden With Trellis

A sprawling trellis with vines provides privacy for a sunny backyard. A garden statue is surrounded by rhododendron and Japanese maples.

Rustic Cottage Garden

In the landscape design of this farm, a series of outdoor rooms were laid out in a close-knit group, connected by cobblestone and flagstone paths. Wood rescued from a run-down barn on the property was used to build a variety of trellis supports for plants and edibles.

Trellises Serve Multiple Functions

This serene courtyard features circular garden beds, large trees and two wooden benches that provide an ideal resting spot. A large arbor with trellis fencing provides a walkway, linking together the kitchen and dining areas. In addition to their obvious use as supports for climbing plants, trellises are great at offering separation and privacy in garden rooms.

A Romantic Garden Look

Three arched, white trellises mounted on the side of this house support climbing vines and ivy for a romantic landscape design.

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