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UK garden fence ideas for urban landscapes

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As much as your main focus in a garden should be the lovely plants and perfectly chosen flowers, when someone has taken the time to really think about the fencing they have in place, it stands out for all the right reasons.

The ideal way to box in your space, add a little privacy and really tie a theme together, any landscape architect will tell you how vital your fencing is. With that in mind, we've found some great styles for you to consider.

You never know, the icing on the cake that is your garden might be waiting for you in here!

1. Strong, stylish and sturdy

This horizontal wooden slat garden fencing is classic for a reason.

2. For something a little more adventurous

What about black fencing?

3. Symmetry is key

patio with raised sitting area and suspended brick barbecue Modern garden by Progressive Design London Modern
Progressive Design London

patio with raised sitting area and suspended brick barbecue

Progressive Design London

For making your garden feel cohesive.

4. Decorative trellis edging

A curved deck links the seating area to the house Asian style garden by Lush Garden Design Asian
Lush Garden Design

A curved deck links the seating area to the house

Lush Garden Design

Is great for a country garden.

5. Short, spaced slat fencing

Lets the light still pour in.

6. Plantation style shutter fencing

Looks incredible in a hard wood finish.

7. Woven fencing

Is beautiful and has the added bonus of being easy to move.

8. Stilted fences

Black granite and concrete shutter board wall Industrial style garden by Robert Hughes Garden Design Industrial
Robert Hughes Garden Design

Black granite and concrete shutter board wall

Robert Hughes Garden Design

Let you plant taller shrubs without interfering with the panels themselves.

9. Keep it light and bright

Narbonne Avenue Clapham Minimalist style garden by Bolans Architects Minimalist
Bolans Architects

Narbonne Avenue Clapham

Bolans Architects

By painting a sturdy wooden fence in a light colour.

10. Delicate fencing on top of an existing wall

Bowden House Minimalist style garden by Aralia Minimalist Stone

Bowden House


Will finish the space off perfectly.

11. Thin slats and a pale colour

Small back garden design Modern garden by homify Modern

Small back garden design


A great idea for a small space as it will help the garden feel bigger.

12. Trellis fencing

Adds a really beautiful dynamic of texture and shape.

13. Tightly bound woven panels that sit up high

​Back garden at Bedford Gardens House. Modern garden by Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern
Nash Baker Architects Ltd

​Back garden at Bedford Gardens House.

Nash Baker Architects Ltd

Privacy isn't a problem any more.

14. Rich wooden design featuring unusual cut outs

Lacks a little privacy but looks oh so chic!

15. Horizontal slatted fence

Contemporary screening , fencing & wall panels Modern garden by Paul Newman Landscapes Modern
Paul Newman Landscapes

Contemporary screening , fencing & wall panels

Paul Newman Landscapes

A simple and timeless classic

16. Take inspiration from the shapes of your plants and trees

For a really cohesive feel.

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 14 of the best (and worst) garden investments.

Did you stumble across your perfect fence?
Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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