Practical and Pretty Garden Fence Ideas

A fence is a useful way to defend your garden landscaping from critters and set it apart from the rest of your backyard. But garden fences can also pretty up your flower bed or vegetable garden. Get inspired by these gardening fence suggestions, which incorporate eye-catching materials and even enchanting gates that will warmly welcome visitors to your plot of land.

Modern Black Fence

The dark fence adds a touch of modern flair to an otherwise classic vegetable gardening on a california horse farm. Plus, the fence and added chicken wire holds out the farm’s many, many animals—95 and counting!

Classic White Archway

A mix of bright annuals and perennials add jumps of color to this old-fashioned white picket fence, complete with a lovely white archway that directs guests to the front door.

A Backyard and Fence in One

We believe this is a brilliant idea, particularly if you’re short on space: Make your fence a part of your garden using a rack and a lineup of small and tall container plants.
You can keep your fence completely traditional by using traditional wooden rails, a look that has withstood the test of time. This kitchen garden at a New York retreat spotlights raised beds bordered with Belgian neighborhood stone, pairing nicely with the tried-and-true fence.
This thriving garden belonging to painter Donna Krakovitz is overflowing with organic greens, poplars, herbs, and heirloom varieties—all contained within a simple yet sturdy wooden fence that’s sure to stand up to the elements.