Trellises or frames are probably one of the more useful structures to be considered in garden design. Why? They add a bit of visual interest and are at times functional! Therefore, if you’re thinking of creating a space that seems like an enclosed room or a special destination where you want to be in the garden, don’t hesitate to use one!
With trends in landscape design shifting towards ideas of sustainability, consider constructing trellises from common household items or throwable things. In other words, there is always a good reason to upcycle! Trellises are, by definition, structures that could be easily put together by a keen DIY-er at home.
Our practical examples of Trellises
We’ve listed some examples of trellises that we’ve used over the years in a variety of materials. Hopefully, one would appeal to you! Have a look at some of our project briefs and it’ll help to understand why the particular type of trellis was used in the design:
- Arbours – wood, metal with built in seating
- Obelisk shaped – corten
- Espalier frames – wood and metal
- Teepees – wood
- Rectangular with or without built in artwork
- Privacy screens with or without built in artwork
There could be a plethora of ways in which trellises can be used which we have not covered here. Other ideas could be:
- using it as a short fence;
- having it against an existent fence as a back border so a feature creeper can grow;
- as a prop to catch the sun for a low garden or low vegetable beds;
- creating a sense of height to a low space i.e. more of a visual impact rather than having a practical function; and
- as a means of kids play – e.g tunnels, mazes etc.
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Here’s some useful resources for you to try!
If you need further suggestions or plantscaping both indoors and outdoors, please contact us for an onsite 90 minute consultation. We charge $220.00 for the visit and can subsequently quote on implementing the entire transformation for you within your budget.
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