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16 stylish garden fence ideas you'll want to try

Leigh Leigh
White Horse Pub Hampshire Design Consultancy Ltd. Country style garden
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When the weather is beautiful and the sun is out, it's natural to want to get to work in the garden. We can focus on making our lawn, flowers and plants look beautiful! 

Yet, there is one element that we often don't give enough thought or attention to— garden fences. Yet this feature can change the whole look and feel of the outdoor space. It's like a frame, affecting what our patch of greenery looks like. The fence is also practical, giving us privacy from nosey neighbours. However, it should also be aesthetically appealing. 

Whether you prefer modern, rustic, eclectic or contemporary garden fence ideas, inspiration is always key – and we have them all, and more. That’s why we have put together these 16 garden fence ideas, created by some of our top landscape architects, to help you decide the perfect style fence for your garden.   

Shall we take a look?

1. Robust, elegant and stable, this wooden fence is a true classic that will not disappoint

And, depending on your choice of colours (should you want to paint any on), the visual style of your fence can be greatly altered (i.e. appearing more rustic in autumn colours and modern/contemporary in off-white or light grey).  


2. A little more original. Why not opt ​​for a black fence?

3. Symmetrical fence, identical on both sides, helps to create a harmonious garden

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

patio with raised sitting area and suspended brick barbecue

Progressive Design London

Remember that mixing and matching different shapes (like circles and squares) can spice up your contemporary garden fencing. 

4. Decorative fence to give the perfect garden a romantic, country style

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

A curved deck links the seating area to the house

Lush Garden Design

5. Wooden fence that allows light to flow through it

6. Lacquered wood can delight in bronze tones

7. The fence can also be created with wicker

8. Be sure to decorate the fence with greenery

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

Black granite and concrete shutter board wall

Robert Hughes Garden Design

9. Bright, colorful fence can visually enlarge the garden

Narbonne Avenue Clapham Bolans Architects Minimalist style garden
Bolans Architects

Narbonne Avenue Clapham

Bolans Architects

10. An additional row of open fencing with wood adds privacy

Bowden House Aralia Minimalist style garden Stone Green
Aralia

Bowden House

Aralia

11. The open design can also work for the entire height of the fence

Small back garden design homify Modern garden
homify

Small back garden design

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12. The trellis style can have an intriguing effect

13. Bushes can play an integral role in the fence design

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

​Back garden at Bedford Gardens House.

Nash Baker Architects Ltd

14. Fences can be modern and stylish, adding to the beauty of the outdoor space

15. Timeless and classic, this hedge works beautifully with the clean, wooden lines

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

Contemporary screening , fencing & wall panels

Paul Newman Landscapes

16. This fence is perfect with its curves and clipped shrubs

Bonus tips for building garden fences: Check if you need planning permission

Hit and miss fencing Earth Designs Zen garden
Earth Designs

Hit and miss fencing

Earth Designs

Even if you have the best garden fence ideas, you still can’t start building any before you check if you have all the required permissions, as there are certain rules for fencing on your property in the UK. For instance, if you want to build a garden fence next to a highway or footpath, it can’t be higher than 1 m without planning permission. If there’s no highway or footpath, the fence can be as high as 2 m without planning permission. 

Always contact your local planning office with any queries and concerns before getting to work. 


Bonus tips for building garden fences: Face it the correct way

Have you ever heard of ‘kerb appeal’? It focuses on the visual look of a property when viewed from the street. Consider that before you start building any garden fences, as the nice side of your fence must obviously be on the outside of your property for kerb appeal to work. 

Speaking of which, have you seen these Ideas and costs for transforming your home's exterior?  


Which of these garden fences inspired your inner fence designer?

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