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15 garden fences your neighbors will be desperate to copy!

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When it comes to choosing the perfect fences for garden areas there are so many things to take into account, not least which styles will make your neighbors the most envious! We're joking, of course, but any landscape architect will tell you that garden fencing really is the icing on the delicious cake that is a stunning outdoor space, so it needs thinking about extremely carefully. If you've been giving some thought to your fence, garden and general outdoor areas, come with us now and see if any of these panels styles could be for you!

1. Classic wood.

 Garden by Deck-linéa

Palissade bois PARANA—Deck-linéa


You won't find a better separation fence for keeping out the neighbors than solid wood. Stoic and impenetrable, these panels look great!

2. Black wood.

Got a darker side that you'd like to explore in your garden setting? Then how about black wood fencing? Daring and dramatic, not to mention so elegant!

3. Symmetrical shiplap.

 Garden by Progressive Design London
Progressive Design London

patio with raised sitting area and suspended brick barbecue

Progressive Design London

A good bargain fencing option, shiplap panels simply get better the more you have in place, so they are great for double-sided privacy installations!

4. Curved panels.

 Garden by Lush Garden Design
Lush Garden Design

A curved deck links the seating area to the house

Lush Garden Design

If you don't want to be accused of being a bit of a square, how about fence panels that wave and undulate at the top? What a pretty extra feature that adds more charm and character!

5. Staggered, for different levels.

If your garden slopes or is stepped, your fence panels will need to mirror that! Wooden picket fencing, as seen here, works really well, as it can be easily cut to size.

6. Louvered.

Shuttered fence panels are SO classy and upmarket! The chunky louvered effect here looks like expensive shutters and finished in a dark color, they look even more beautiful.

7. Inside the boundary walls.

If you've ever wondered to yourself how can I separate my terrace from the neighbor?, we have the answer for you! Using woven bamboo sheeting, you can cordon off any area of your garden that you want with absolute ease and no loss of style points either. What a way to get a secluded little seating nook.

8. Half-height.

 Garden by Robert Hughes Garden Design
Robert Hughes Garden Design

Black granite and concrete shutter board wall

Robert Hughes Garden Design

If you have pretty garden walls already that simply aren't tall enough for your tastes, how about stilted fence panels that show off the masonry below and add privacy above? Perfect!

9. Whitewashed wood.

 Garden by Bolans Architects
Bolans Architects

Narbonne Avenue Clapham

Bolans Architects

We always think that pale painted fence panels look tremendous and help to create the look of a much larger and more airy garden. Don't you think that the pastel hue here has livened up shiplap panels perfectly?

10. Atop a wall.

 Garden by Aralia

Bowden House


Adding fencing to the top of a wall is a great idea, but consider horizontal slats, so that natural light can continue to shine through and down into your garden space. Extra privacy, but no loss of light. Genius!

11. Latticed panels.

 Garden by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Claremont Road

Will Eckersley

Seriously, how chic do these trellis fence panels look? We really like the fact that your pretty garden will be totally visible through them, so it won't just be your fencing that turns the neighbors green with envy!

12. Adjoining green walls.

 Garden by Nash Baker Architects Ltd
Nash Baker Architects Ltd

​Back garden at Bedford Gardens House.

Nash Baker Architects Ltd

What's better than a fence? A fence that meets natural green walls and creates a harmonious and beautiful perimeter! Talk about private and pretty in equal measure!

13. Cut-out and creative.

 Garden  by 平山庭店



For fencing with a difference, this striated style, complete with cut-outs, looks absolutely super. We get some zen, Japanese vibes from this design and that is never a bad thing!

14. Solid and varnished.

 Garden by Paul Newman Landscapes
Paul Newman Landscapes

Contemporary screening , fencing & wall panels

Paul Newman Landscapes

If your budget has some flexibility, how about considering hardwood fencing? If this picture is anything to go by, it certainly won;t look bad and will last you a lifetime, if cared for properly too.

15. Sweeping and simple.

Finally, tall fence panels with a soft arch on the top edge, are a wonderful idea when you want to keep things fairly simple, but with a touch of unique style as well. The shape really mirrors hedging, if you have some in your garden, which creates a lot of cohesion.

For more garden ideas, take a look at this article: Lighting your garden.

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