Trellis Panels: A Creative Addition To Your Garden

Trellis panels are a type of wooden fence that come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. You can get trellis panels to suit any type of garden or purpose ranging from rose trellises to expanding trellises or free-standing trellises. The main use of a trellis is to either fence off an area or support heavy plants however this is not all that they are good for. Trellis panels are relatively inexpensive, so you don’t need to worry about forking out a lot of money to improve your garden.

If you are looking for something new to add to your garden, take a look at some of our creative uses for trellis panels. Keep reading to find out more.

Create Spaces In Your Garden

When it comes to trellis panels, you can be a bit more creative than just fencing off areas. By carefully mapping out your garden and allocating different parts to different things, you can maximise the use of your garden. Some ideas for sections could be a vegetable patch, a seating area or an allocated play area for your kids. To do this, all you need to do is buy the right trellis panels from a quality store for your space and it will look great. Some types of trellis panel that would work for this purpose are decorative trellis or contemporary trellis.

Screening Your Seating Area

Another great idea for using trellis panels in your garden is for screening your seating area. If you have quite an open garden but like to enjoy your garden and have friends over you might like this idea. It can sometimes be off putting to have neighbours looking into your garden as you enjoy it.  This is where a trellis panel screen can add a bit of cover to your seating area without adding an eyesore or blocking out all of the light. For this purpose, we recommend that you get a diamond trellis or a square trellis as they will both look great as a backdrop to your picnic bench.

Create An Arch

Adding an arch to your garden can really make a difference to the overall look of your garden. A great way of doing this is by using an arch trellis and decorating it with some plants. Your garden will look great as you walk through the arch to get to your nice seating area that you have just created. You could build your own arch using different types of trellises or you could even buy one that is already arch shaped for this purpose.

Adding A Nice Plant Feature

If you’re not much of a gardener, you’ll probably not have thought much about having different plants in your garden. Of course, it is nice to have some flowerbeds with vibrant colours to add to the atmosphere, but have you ever thought about having your plants grow upwards? Adding a planter with a trellis attached to it can really make a difference to your garden. You can add roses and train them to weave in and out of the gaps to create a beautiful feature. The trellis will support the plants as they grow upwards and can look great in a garden that doesn’t have much else going on. For this, take a look at rose trellises, planter trellises or ivy trellises. 

Add A Mirror

Another great idea for getting more creative with a trellis gets its inspiration from Japanese gardens. This idea involves adding a mirror panel to the trellis in your garden that will reflect the image of your beautiful plants. This can add a great oriental look to your garden if you plan carefully what you are placing in front of the mirror. Adding a mirror can also open up the space a bit more and make your garden look bigger. When you want to add a mirror, we suggest using a square trellis in the background to maximise the effect.

Using Lights

Trellises do not have to be boring wooden features that separate areas of your garden. You can spruce up any old trellis by adding some outdoor lighting. This can be done using solar panel lighting or adding some tealights to a jar. This idea can work great when you want to use your garden at night but only want a small amount of light. Adding lighting can create a more intimate atmosphere and you can even get creative with the decoration of the lighting. You can hang lights on many types of trellis from square trellises to free standing trellises.

Covering Unattractive Walls

Sometimes, it can seem like there is not much that you can do with a wall that has been worn down. You may have tried to paint it or fix it up somehow but find that it still affecting the overall look of your garden. A good fix for this is to add a wall trellis that can cover the wall with beautiful flowers. You can get wall trellises in lots of different sizes and they are great for covering a large space and adding colour to your garden. Use climbing plants on a wall trellis to make the most of it and turn that old wall into something beautiful!


If you are looking for something which will make your garden stand out, some decorated trellis panels will be sure to help. As discussed in this article, there are many ways that you can make use of this type of fencing to add some great features to your garden. Our favourite ideas are to make yourself a comfortable seating area or to add a mirror to really open up the space. Make sure to take a look at all of the different type of trellises to find out which type would work best for what you want to do. Don’t be afraid to be creative and make sure to use great looking flowers or plants to make it stand out!

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