When thinking about establishing privacy in your garden, fencing can usually be the first thought for most. Although fencing can be a perfectly great choice for some, it’s not always fit for every purpose. When trying to create privacy, you don’t want to achieve that at the cost of losing the openness or view. If you’re wanting to section, obscure or shelter certain areas of your garden to add some solitude, they’re plenty of options available. So dependent on aesthetic, purpose and budget we have some alternatives that you may want to consider.
Pergolas offer a simple structural element to a garden, but also functionality and style. They perfectly define an outdoor living space, that creates a destination in a garden but because of it’s an open framework it doesn’t shut out or hide other areas of the garden. You could add planters to border and use vines and climbers that will cover the pergola, offering even more privacy for the future.
Hog Wire Fence
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They were originally used for keeping livestock contained to certain areas. They’re popular in America, for keeping deer (and other truants) out but accompanied with timber, they have a newfound elegance and style. They’re cost effective, making them often cheaper than wooden fence panels and they’re durable, easy to install and preserve the view. They work great as a screen and/or a trellis, offering great support for almost any vine plant to grow.
A natural approach by adding hedging will add life, colour, texture and height to your garden. You could just use one height of hedging for a clean line or a lower planting in front for a soften appearance, adding depth and interest.
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These panels are great for enhancing an outdoor space but also providing additional privacy by contributing additional height to walls and fences. You may also choose lattice panels to aid vines and climbers to grow.
Corten Steel Panel
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It offers strength, durability and a warm shade to any garden. It’s more dynamic than just a sheet of steel, it stands out with its weathered texture and tones and looks at home amongst nature with its rusty appearance.
Instead of just creating visual privacy in your garden, you might want to obscure a lack of harmony from local sounds and voices. By having a water feature it serves as a visual feature. But more than that it creates a tranquil backdrop to your garden and allows you to conceal any surrounding noises e.g. neighbours conversations.
A popular alternative to garden and screen panels. Originally used in open farm fields as movable fencing to partition areas of the land. It’s an entirely sustainable traditional option, which brings a natural tone and appearance to your garden.