These Garden Fence Ideas Are Both Practical and Pretty (2024)

These Garden Fence Ideas Are Both Practical and Pretty (1)

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A fence is a practical way to protect your garden from critters, but it's also a fun way to add a little personality to your house and set it apart from the other houses in the neighborhood. But depending on your needs, it can be hard to pick just the right fence. That's why we've looked all over the internet for you to find an array of gates, fences, and garden wall ideas that are inexpensive, easy to install, and provide a multitude of coverage. We hope these ideas will inspire you, as they can be a great and creative way to complement a flower bed or vegetable garden. Some fences even incorporate eye-catching materials like bamboo or lattice that will warmly welcome visitors to your plot of land (or act as a barrier to keep them out, depending on your preference).

Our goal is to put you at ease and show you how much variety exists in the world of garden fences. There's a type for every kind of architecture, and many could be considered big ideas for small backyards. Whether you're in the market for privacy or picket—or anything in between—we've got you covered with the ultimate finishing touch for your home: a fantastic fence.

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Modern Black Fence

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This black fence adds a touch of modern flair to an otherwise classic vegetable garden on a Florida horse farm. The fence and a layer of chicken wire keeps out the farm’s many, many animals—95 and counting!

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Backyard X-Scapes Rolled Bamboo Fencing

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While you don't necessarily want bamboo growing wild in your back yard, it is beneficial as a natural means of fencing. Use it for privacy or to fence off your garden.

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Garden Fence That Doubles as a Privacy Screen

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Make your fence do a little work like these Birmingham, AL, homeowners did. They hung container plants on their fence to help soften the look of the screen.

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Classic White Archway

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A mix of vibrant annuals and perennials add pops of color to this old-fashioned white picket fence, complete with a lovely white archway that directs guests to the front door.

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Overgrown Fencing

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This northern California farmhouse is home to a lush and natural-looking garden. Oakland landscape designer Tod Rimrodt surrounded the wooden fence with wispy grasses and towering greens that create a backyard paradise.

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Zig-Zag Fence

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When it comes to fences, you don’t always have to stick to the straight and narrow. Fences look more unique when they meander or follow a zig-zag pattern, like this fence flanked by bright-pink sedum plants.

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White Lattice Fence

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"The hornbeam hedges line one side of the drive, while a double border acts as another screen and backdrop to the white fence along the road," designer Charlotte Moss says of the landscaping that punctuates her country garden in East Hampton, New York. "There is a feeling of anticipation mixed with invitation."

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Secret Garden Fenced Doorway

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Do you remember that scene in The Secret Garden when Mary opens the door to the garden for the first time? You can re-create that feeling in your own garden with an ivy-covered fence and door. A small window allows visitors a sneak peek.

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Weathered White Fence

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This white and well-loved gate spotted in Williamsburg, Virginia, proves that antiqued wood makes for beautiful fencing.

See more at Little Green Notebook.

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A Garden and Fence in One

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We think this is a brilliant idea, especially if you’re short on space: Make your fence a part of your garden using a shelf and a lineup of small and tall container plants.

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Wooden Fence With Metal Gate

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To create visual interest, bring together wooden fencing and a metal garden gate. We think a little greenhouse is adorable in the mix, too!

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Accent Fence

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Sometimes, a pint-sized portion is all you need to dress up your garden. Use an accent fence as a backdrop (and a protective shield!) for beloved perennials that line a sidewalk or pathway.

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Patterned Fence

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A fence really can be a work of art, especially when it shows off a distinctive pattern and one-of-a-kind materials.

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Traditional Garden Fencing

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You can keep your fencing totally traditional by using old-school wooden rails, a look that has withstood the test of time. This kitchen garden at a New York retreat spotlights raised garden beds edged with Belgian block stone, pairing nicely with the tried-and-true fence.

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Wire Fence

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This wire fencing was purchased at a salvage shop for the low, low price of $10. In addition to having vintage appeal, the fence keeps out curious hens.

See more at Saw Nail & Paint.

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Stone, Metal, and Wood Garden Fence

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A fence can contain a mix of several different materials. In fact, contrasting materials make this design look a lot more interesting.

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Simple Fence Design

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This flourishing garden belonging to painter Donna Krakovitz is brimming with organic vegetables, poplars, herbs, and heirloom varieties—all contained within a simple yet sturdy wooden fence that’s sure to stand up to the elements.

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Natural Wood Fence

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If you love reclaimed and rustic pieces for your indoor decor, why not take the look outside, too? Construct a fence for your garden using knotted logs for an all-natural feel.

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Fencing Covered in Climbing Plants

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Climbing flowers are at their best when partnered with an elegant, timeless fence such as this white beauty showcasing a lattice design.

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