Trellis and garden privacy

What type of trellis is best for making a garden more private?

Asked by Lou on 27th Oct 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Small holed trellis would be one of the best options for privacy."
Answered on 27th Oct 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"For instant privacy bamboo is probably your best and cheapest option.
More decorative trellis is better for growing privacy giving plants such as honeysuckle.
I hope this is helpful to you
Many regards Ivan"
Answered on 27th Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Privacy type of trellis, has smaller holes, or Batten screening would be my choice."
Answered on 10th Nov 2022 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"I would recommend slatted or square/diamond trellis 👍"
Answered on 27th Oct 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"You must use an appropriate trellis for the type of climber you are planning on planting/training. The larger the better if you're renting to achieve maximum privacy but usually the climber itself will provide much more than just the trellis."
Answered on 11th Nov 2022 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"Have you thought about screening fence ? Great modern look over trellis ? All opinion I suppose !"
Answered on 12th Dec 2023 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Trellis of 1-2or 3 inch gaps smaller the gap the more private it would be can be effective if covered with green mesh too?”"
Answered on 28th Oct 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
"I would recommend bamboo not the cheaper ones as they tend to rot fast"
Answered on 27th Nov 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"lattice trellis panels are the best solution for the privacy off your home"
Answered on 12th Nov 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"Hi Lou,

Most trellis will do technically speaking, only depending on your environmental conditions like extreme wind and rain, extreme temperatures, and proximity to high sources of pollution and salty sea air.

In most residential gardens, the main consideration is that in the spacing between the wooden battens that make up the trellis, there is a balance between:

A) smaller trellis hole size for privacy


B) larger trellis hole size for wind pass through, to avoid shearing wind damage.

Kind Regards,


Sustainable Landscape Gardener"
Answered on 11th Nov 2022 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
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