Gardens are multi-use spaces that can be used for many purposes. They can be used to grow vegetables, al fresco socializes, or just relax and have fun.
Garden screening can make every area of your garden feel more purposeful. There are many options available, including trellis panels, screening panels, and rolls.
Multiple panels, climbing plant trellises, and statement-making screening for your garden can all be used to create private areas in your garden. However, screening can also be used to protect you from passersby and neighbors.
Some screening can attach to existing structures like fencing or pergolas. Others can stand alone. There are many sizes and extendable options. You can also find a screening in natural bamboo or wood.
We explain how privacy can be achieved in an overlooked garden and then offer some ideas for garden screening.
We also have a collection of unique garden ornaments and useful ideas for garden mirrors. You can also see our guide to modern garden benches and seating ideas if you’re looking for social spaces or seated spaces.
How to achieve privacy in an overlooked garden
These solutions can help create privacy in overlooked gardens and a feeling of seclusion.
Long sheets of lightweight fencing work well for garden screenings that require height or length. They are often made of bamboo or other woven materials and can be attached to existing fencing or structures such as a pergola or balcony. You can also use artificial hedge roll to add an extra layer of protection against neighbors and passers-by.
Trellis for screening
Trellis can be used to support climbing plants and is an essential part of any garden. Trellis is also a great garden screen. A trellis placed above a fence or wall can be used as a garden screen. It will block out neighbors’ views. You can also use larger sheets to divide the garden and create areas for socializing or seating.
There are many options for screening panels that can be used to create solid privacy screens. You can use them in combination to hide smaller areas of your garden or to create a statement panel to define a patio or terrace area. You can move some panels around so that you can seclude different areas at different times.
10 of the best garden screening ideas
Silver Birch Outdoor Wall Panel
This decorative panel features a modern silver Birch tree design. It is a striking feature for any outdoor space. You can use it as a unique trellis or standalone piece. It is waterproof and UV-resistant.
Willow Natural Fencing Screening rolls
Natural willow fencing is ideal for privacy in overlooked gardens. It comes in rolls of four meters. You can attach it to existing borders to increase the height and provide more coverage. To create a separate area from the rest, you could surround the pergola.
Honey Rattan Weave
This honey-coloured rattan weave makes a great choice for garden screening. This natural tone is subtle enough to not draw attention. It’s ideal for screening out unsightly bins. It’s made from non-toxic plastics and is safe for wildlife and pets.
Extensionable Instant Fence
This wooden fence can be extended or retracted to suit your needs. The fence is freestanding, so it doesn’t need to be attached to existing fencing. Its diamond pattern can also support climbing roses and ivy.
Roll of Thick Red Bamboo Fencing Screening
This bold garden screen is made of eco-friendly natural bamboo in vibrant red. This bold garden screening adds color and vibrancy to your garden. It can be used as a background for decorative fixtures like planters or water features, as well as to disguise or extend existing fencing.
Panel with Arched Trellis
The arched panels made of pine are adorned with the crisscrossing design of traditional trellis. They have been treated with pressure to ensure long-lasting protection. These panels are perfect for creating a feeling of privacy in a corner or part of your garden.
Bamboo Screen – Handmade Wooden Bamboo
This bamboo screen made from handmade bamboo is unique and will add a decorative touch to your space. Every panel is custom-made by an Etsy craftsperson, so you can personalize the elements to your liking.
The rectangular panels are available from B&Q with a square-trellis design. This allows for a more contemporary, uniform design. They can also be combined to create private areas. You can make the area more private by planting plants above the fencing. The 10-year warranty covers the installation of the panels horizontally or vertically.
Rowlinson Garden Creations Corner set
This corner set includes two screens, planters with liners, and timber posts. It is made of pressure-treated timber that is guaranteed against rot for a minimum of 10 years. The set is ideal for patios and terraces. It includes two screens, planters, liners, and posts made from timber.
Verdure Large Garden Screen
You can use these panels alone or together. There are three options for colors and thicknesses: cream, grey, and grey. It is UV treated to protect it against fading in sunlight. The garden screening can be placed horizontally or vertically depending on how it works best for your outdoor space.