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23 cheap but effective (and stylish) garden fence ideas

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Narbonne Avenue Clapham Minimalist style garden by Bolans Architects Minimalist
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Your privacy is important to you, but spending a huge amount of money on a garden fence never seems like a fun endeavour, does it? In fact, when it comes to garden fences and garden wall ideas, most people would prefer to cut corners and costs. 

With that in mind, we looked at some of the best value fencing solutions being used by professional Gardeners and Landscape Architects and collected them all in this one handy guide. Think of it as your one-stop solution for some of the best (and most cost-friendly) garden fence ideas on homify. 

If you need to blur the lines between you and your neighbours' garden but would rather have some cash left over at the end, read on and see which of these garden screening ideas is the best solution for you!

1. Woven bamboo connects to solid walls with ease

2. Natural fencing with plants works well for a softer barrier

3. Solid fencing can be cheaper if you use reclaimed wood

4. Freestanding bamboo can be cut to any size

5. Cheap pre-made panels can be improved with a coat of paint

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

Narbonne Avenue Clapham

Bolans Architects

6. Shorter plain wooden panels can be far cheaper than fancy styles

Canopy Lane Minimalist style garden by Aralia Minimalist Iron/Steel

Canopy Lane


7. Chunky strip fencing can be made yourself from pallets

Small, low maintenance garden Minimalist style garden by Yorkshire Gardens Minimalist Wood-Plastic Composite
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

8. Gabions are a great way to use value materials to create something solid, impervious and beautiful

9. Low-level fencing will be very reasonable and you can paint it to improve the look

Climbing Frame for Smaller Garden Minimalist style garden by Selwood Products Ltd Minimalist
Selwood Products Ltd

Climbing Frame for Smaller Garden

Selwood Products Ltd

10. Decking planks can be used to create totally cohesive, linear fencing and you'll get a bulk rate

Ed's Shed Minimalist style garden by Ed Reeve Minimalist
Ed Reeve

Ed's Shed

Ed Reeve

11. Open trellis fencing lets you grow climbers for a more organic privacy method

Country Family Garden With Oriental Water Garden Country style garden by Cherry Mills Garden Design Country
Cherry Mills Garden Design

Country Family Garden With Oriental Water Garden

Cherry Mills Garden Design

12. Pale woven panels won't make your garden feel too enclosed

Quercus Raised Beds -Extra Space in a small garden Country style garden by Quercus UK Ltd Country
Quercus UK Ltd

Quercus Raised Beds -Extra Space in a small garden

Quercus UK Ltd

13. Simple spaced wooden fencing has such a country feel to it and won't break the bank

Traditional Garden Country style garden by Unique Landscapes Country
Unique Landscapes

Traditional Garden

Unique Landscapes

14. White picket fences might be the stuff of cottage dreams, but it looks great everywhere!

Bossington House, Adisham Kent Country style garden by Lee Evans Partnership Country
Lee Evans Partnership

Bossington House, Adisham Kent

Lee Evans Partnership

15. Integrated fencing that forms part of your outdoor furniture creates an opaque barrier

Ayrshire outdoor living Modern garden by Lithic Fire Modern Sandstone
Lithic Fire

Ayrshire outdoor living

Lithic Fire

16. Trellis panels offer a visual privacy barrier but don't block out the light

17. A wooden framework covered with artificial greenery is a modern fencing trend that offers good value for money and pretty aesthetics

18. Chicken wire fencing is almost invisible but still does the job of keeping unwanted visitors out!

19. Mesh panels look great atop solid walls, provide an extra level of privacy and won't cost a huge amount

20. Extra tall fencing will naturally cost a little more but if you opt for cheaper wood that needs treating at home, you can save big time

21. How about something funky? Perspex panels direct from a supplier wouldn't be expensive but would look amazing!

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent Modern garden by Earth Designs Modern
Earth Designs

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent

Earth Designs

22. Marine ply can be bought from any DIY store and cut to fit even the most unusual spaces. It's not horrendously priced either!

23. Sheets of stainless steel are reasonable to buy and a simple laser-cutting job won't cost too much, if you fancy some modern fencing

Bonus: A rough and raw garden fence

How about this simple design that, thanks to its rustic style, adds to the fresh outdoor vibe of this delightful garden? See how garden fences and screening ideas don't have to be overly complicated? 

Bonus: Modern meets lush

A concrete wall with electrified fencing for security and privacy? Check! But what about some fresh lushness and touches of Mother Nature to soften that garden's edge a bit? That's where these raised garden beds with their plants, trees and fresh foliage come in, stylish altering the outdoor colour palette without subtracting from the garden (and its fence/wall) design. 

Seeking some more fresh, outdoor designs to inspire you? Then we recommend these 21 beautiful British back gardens with ideas to copy

Did any of these fencing styles catch your eye?
Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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