Rear Garden:  Terrace by CATO creative

Garden fencing for nosey neighbours in stylish ways

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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Is there anything worse than planning to spend some time out in your garden, only to see your neighbours peering over or twitching their curtains? Well, we aren't willing to stay indoors just because everyone else is a nosey parker!

We've found some great examples of how people have ensured their privacy while outside. Take a look at some of the prettiest and most effective wall and garden fencing options out there and see if you might be ready to get proactive when it comes to your garden privacy.

1. Matched to the furniture looks great!

Rear Garden:  Terrace by CATO creative
CATO creative

Rear Garden

CATO creative

3. A specially built wall can be multifunctional

4. Simple panels won't detract from other features

Small Garden with a Very Steep Slope: modern Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small Garden with a Very Steep Slope

Yorkshire Gardens

5. Add some trees to make tall fencing less imposing

6. Go as tall as you dare

Moroccan style garden: mediterranean Garden by Gullaksen Architects
Gullaksen Architects

Moroccan style garden

Gullaksen Architects

7. Trellis lets light in but keeps unwanted gazes out!

8. Fencing can be a feature in its own right

Raised Flower Beds and Ever Greens :   by IS AND REN STUDIOS LTD
IS AND REN STUDIOS LTD

Raised Flower Beds and Ever Greens

IS AND REN STUDIOS LTD

9. Bamboo looks stylish and understated

 Garden  by GH Product Solutions
GH Product Solutions

Sichtschutz aus Bambus als Gestaltungselement

GH Product Solutions

10. Match fencing to gates for a cohesive look throughout

11. Paint the side that faces you to keep your space chic

A low-maintenance entertaining space: modern Garden by Lush Garden Design
Lush Garden Design

A low-maintenance entertaining space

Lush Garden Design

12. A green wall won't feel too serious or stark

IJLA - Contemporary Garden: modern Garden by IJLA
IJLA

IJLA—Contemporary Garden

IJLA

13. Courtyards won't feel too enclosed if you have horizontal slats

Extended living space - Manchester:   by Hannah Collins Garden Design
Hannah Collins Garden Design

Extended living space—Manchester

Hannah Collins Garden Design

14. Rattan privacy screens easily blend into the background

Wildlife Haven:   by Cultivate Design
Cultivate Design

Wildlife Haven

Cultivate Design

15. Rebuild old or crumbling walls but raise the height

16. Artificial greenery makes for fantastic privacy screens that need zero maintenance

17. A pale paint job will make fencing look far less imposing

Narbonne Avenue Clapham: minimalistic Garden by Bolans Architects
Bolans Architects

Narbonne Avenue Clapham

Bolans Architects

18. For ultimate privacy, don't forget the parasols!

19. Love this deliciously dark take on fencing

20. Would you consider building an outbuilding?

21. Fencing shapes have come a long way!

22. Topiary is fun and perfect for privacy

The Old Vicarage, Lancashire:   by Barnes Walker Ltd
Barnes Walker Ltd

The Old Vicarage, Lancashire

Barnes Walker Ltd

23. You could consider sinking your garden to a lower level

Rural House, Lancashire:   by Barnes Walker Ltd
Barnes Walker Ltd

Rural House, Lancashire

Barnes Walker Ltd

24. Smoothly rendered walls offer both privacy and style

25. This trellis panel design looks amazing and wonderfully private!

Claremont Road: modern Garden by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Claremont Road

Will Eckersley

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 14 cunning ideas to make your garden stand out.

Are you on the fence about any of these styles?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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