Garden Wall Ideas: Best Designs For Garden Walls

What garden walls are for? Garden boundaries, such as aluminium gates, are a great solution for adding a little more shade or privacy around your shed and neighbouring properties.

Or for backyards that don’t match or complement the rest of the garden’s theme. These are a few instances that can make your outdoor space look boxed in or overlooked.

If you think your yard needs some makeover, this is the time to take action and put those borders and edges to good use. Whatever your case is, you need some fresh ideas on what to do with your garden.

And this blog post will be the perfect place to start. We have compiled a list of some cool and creative garden wall ideas that will make your yard stand out from all the rest.

Are you ready to transform your garden’s perimeter into an eye-catching feature? Take a look at these great examples below!

banner content

1. Zen wall with pebbles

An oriental-style feature wall helps to create a calm and serene space in your garden.

Small pebble formation
Image Credit: Pxhere

2. Metal frame with pots

If you’re short on ground space in your garden, use the walls too! It also makes a showpiece of an otherwise plain wall.

3. White single fences

These artistic panels bring a real modern, edgy feel to this flower bed. The lighting really brings them to life!

4. Wall trellis panel

A quick and easy way to add some colour to plain walls is to add a trellis panel and some climbing plants or flowers. 

White trellis crisscross panel with climbers
Image Credit: Public Domain Pictures

5. Backyard fence with sections

Add some handy shelving to spruce up your garden backdrop, whilst also creating some extra storage space.

Small backyard with tall wooden fencing
Image Credit: Flickr, Wonderlane

6. Modern backyard lighting

Up and down wall lights have a stunning visual effect on these white walls with wooden cladding.

Biard Architect LED Round Dusk till Dawn Up/Down Wall Light
Biard Architect LED Round Dusk till Dawn Up/Down Wall Light

7. Outside living space

Take the indoors outside with you this summer; create your own comfy lounge on your deck, complete with lights and a fire pit so you can get cosy after dark. 

8. Plants in picture frames

Create some living art by adding plants into your picture frames. Bring those boring outdoor walls to life!

Plants in a DIY wooden frame planter
Image Credit: Public Domain Pictures

9. Grey see-through fence

Contemporary, horizontal wooden fencing creates the perfect backdrop for relaxing, sunny afternoons in the garden. 

10. Shelves with plants on brick wall

Add some shelving to organise your plant pots and give you back some ground space.  Perfect for small gardens!

Brick wall with wall planters
Image Credit: Flickr, Spencer Means

11. Flowers in frame

Create some wall art for your garden with flower frames! They brighten up a plain wall, adding some much needed colour.

12. Garden mirror

With a simple mirror on the back, you can make your garden look bigger!

Garden mirror with a Washing monument-like shape
Image Credit: Geograph UK

13. Bamboo wall

Some bamboo trees can change the look of a simple white wall. This is a great and simple tropical garden idea!

Now, all you need are some pandas.

Bamboo garden wall
Image Credit: Pxhere

14. Small garden with wooden walls

You don’t need brick or concrete to have some privacy in your backyard. Wood works like a charm and gives a more natural look alongside your greenery.

Small backyard with wooden wall/fencing
Image Credit: Pxhere

15. Wooden floating pots

Floating pots are a great alternative to climbing plants. 

16. Backyard tool shed

Use flowers, shelving and shutters to spruce up your shed and make it more of a feature than a boring necessity!

BillyOh Master Tall Store
BillyOh Master Tall Store

17. Hanging medusa

Don’t worry, this one won’t turn you into stone if you look at her!

18. Trellis on black wall

Just place the string in your desired shape and let the plants grow around it. After a few weeks, you’ll have a beautiful living wall.

19. Laser cut metal wall

Adorn your plain old fence with majestic metal art to create a unique focal point. Adding lights will really make it stand out at night!

Laser cut metal wall
Image Credit: Flickr, denisbin

20. Shaped wooden wall

If your neighbor’s wall already provides you with all the privacy you need, you can go crazy with the shape of your own fence.

21. DIY vertical vegetable garden

A great way to decorate a simple, brick wall, and even grow your own veggies. Perfect if you haven’t got the space for traditional beds. 

DIY vertical vegetable garden on a brick wall
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

22. Multicolour flower wall

Beautify a boring space with a living flower wall. Add all of your favourite flowers to really make it come alive!

Outdoor flower wall
Image Credit: Pixnio

23. Balcony garden

No matter the size of your outdoor space, there’s always a way to fit some greenery in! 

Flowers and plants on a balcony
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

24. Fountain and wooden retaining wall

A great way to bring some life and movement to a plain wooden wall. Water features also create a calming atmosphere. 

25. Small logs wall decoration

Go minimal! Arrange some small logs to create an abstract work of art on your garden wall.

26. Bricks and flowers

Add some wooden frames to a brick wall and create a flower wall that will revitalise your backyard.

Brick wall with shelving for container plants
Image Credit: Public Domain Pictures

27. Modern wall planter

Another great way to grow plants if you’re short on space. 

DIY hanging herb garden
Image Credit: Flickr, sean hobson

28. Old cans as plant pots

Plant some flowers in old cans and then hang them to completely transform generic wood panels. 

Old tin can used as a planter
Image Credit: Flickr, lezumbalaberenjena

29. Rustic vertical garden

If you’re on a tight budget, transform a wooden pallet into a vertical garden for the back of your house.

Rustic log vertical garden with shelving units
Image Credit: Flickr, Marco Verch Professional Photographer

30. Concrete wall planter block

Give your garden a modern, industrial look with these breeze block planters. 

Concrete wall planters
Image Credit: Rawpixel

31. A row of espaliered trees that separates two garden zones

This garden wall stone adds texture and character to the seating zone while screening off the pool beyond. The row of espaliered trees add up a shot of green to the scene without compromising too much space.

It welcomes a patch of leafy shade to the area, too!

A row of Espaliered trees in a courtyard
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

32. Closing with accents

This garden fence is made of wooden materials and is designed with a beautiful accent. The sun-look-like patterns are cut through, adding a charming touch to the space.

Note: This design may not work for you if you want a fully-covered garden.

33. Stone wall with a whimsical window

Ideal for both modern and classic garden look, an arched window like this can help break up a grand stretch of wall. The stone material and the vines give off a fairy tale-like yard theme.

Stone garden wall with a whimsical hole that acts as a window
Image Credit: Pxhere

34. Fence metal and glass

Metal and glass fences are a modern introduction to garden spaces. They provide a safe and secure boundary with complete visibility.

It also means the sun can travel freely across your garden, preventing shady spots and allowing light into your home.

35. Giant outdoor wreath

Decorate your garden wall with a DIY creation just like this gaint outdoor wreath! It makes a lovely accent, enhancing the look of your plain yard border.


So there you have it, a wide range of garden wall ideas and inspiration. Here at BillyOh, we offer a huge selection of products to make any garden stand out from the crowd.

Click the shop button below to check them out.

Shop Rattan Garden Furniture