39 Garden Trellis Ideas: Fabulous Support for All Your Climbing Needs
A trellis is is an upright structure that can serve as a stand alone support, or be placed against fences and wall to provide a framework for your climbing plants to grow upon. Whether homemade or prefabricated, there are plenty of ideas below to get you thinking about the perfect place to display one!
Table of Contents
- Traditional Arches
- Surface Texture
- Built in Support
- All Angles
- Outside the Lines
- Garden Support
- Perfect Backdrop
- Building Bridges
- Arbored View
- New Heights
- Out of the Box
- Welcoming Entrance
- Living Canvas
- Sturdy Supports
- Tall Tomatoes
- Cucumber Trellis
- Saving Space
- Strength in String
- Adding One More
- Caged Vegetation
- Pops of Color
- Mix and Match
- Covered Path
- Well Spaced Backdrops
- Traditional Design
- Hanging Overhead
- Living Portrait
- Mimic Nature
- Living Tapestry
- Whimsical Paths
- Lighting the Night
- Nature Takes Over
This traditional arching trellis is the perfect addition over your walkways, to welcome people to your home, or simply to create a small place to sit surrounded by blooming vegetation. If you train two different types plants on either side to arch up and over- you can create even more visual depth and interest.
This is the perfect solution to hang on a blank canvas of a wall both indoor and out. Create depth, interest, and texture to any surface and allow your vines to wrap up and into the angles of this adjustable wooden lattice.
Plants of all sorts can benefit from a living background. This garden bed can be placed in any location, and has a built in trellis to provide a sturdy support for both annual and perennial plants. Looking for a micro-garden for your veggies? This may be the perfect solution.
The awesome thing about wooden trellis ideas is that they look great in just about any type of garden, no matter whether it is modern or contemporary in nature. This pyramidal shaped support is all angles, and can work in both garden beds for added height interest, or even within your larger potted plants.
A garden trellis is defined as a support for vegetation, and although this design may be more structural in nature, it definitely supports the climbing roses working their way up and over the shape it provides. With all the typical, boring designs out there, why not allow your plants to reach outside the lines?
Companion planting your garden is a great way to help keep insects at bay, and provide a healthy way to avoid pesticide and other chemical use. Pyramidal trellises can support various small vines, such as peas or beans, provide shade to other plants, and also create an interesting feature.
Utilize a trellis as a living privacy screen on your property to divide quiet sitting areas from the rest of the yard. Not only do they provide the opportunity to grow your favorite plants as a living wall, but provides interesting textures and serves as a landscape feature through the seasons.
Extend your raised garden beds and save space with leaning trellises that allow your vining veggies to grow up and over rather than down and out. This essentially keeps your walking paths open and doesn’t waste space within the beds themselves so you have more room for other goodies.
Arching arbored trellises allow for a variety of placements throughout your landscape to provide uninterrupted windows into your garden design. This trellis allows for an open walkway to a larger green, and helps separate large blooming hydrangea for a more enjoyable view.
These types of structures have multiple purposes and add needed height, color, texture, and depth to your yard in every season. They can also serve as ways to provide cover to grounded water spigots, or even help hold gardening tools at the ready for handy convenience.
Think outside the box with a support that is unique and unexpected. Repurpose well used items you may have left in storage to provide new ideas, and interesting features to enjoy as support for your flowering climbers.
A few well placed planters and a trellis backdrop on either side of your doorways provides a welcoming entrance. Not only is it a unique and unexpected way to provide interest to your home, it is an awesome way to provide a pop of color and texture even in the dead of winter.
Straight line and circular windows round out this trellis wall design to allow gracefully meandering greenery to grow horizontally. As mentioned earlier, walls can be a blank canvas for anything you can dream up, so why no include a living sculpture.
Even a small yard can benefit from a strong, stable arbor and trellis combination. Not only does it open up space to allow for added plantings, but gives an illusion of what more might lay beyond its portal.
Grow your tomatoes tall and strong by providing the correct supports to allow sunlight to work its magic on these heat loving fruits. Versatile, durable, and easy to move, these types of cages will provide you years of use in both garden beds and containers.
Did you know that allowing your cucumbers to grow up over a structure rather than over the ground will produce a larger crop yield? Not only do you provide the added room for the cucumbers to flower and grow, you also avoid the mildews and other issues that bring in bugs when they are not allowed to air properly.
Peas, beans, and other small twining vines do excellently on string trellis supports. Not only do they take up very little space, they provide the shade needed for companion planting below once plants reach maturity.
Running out of garden bed space and need a place for one more plant? Why not combine both beds and containers to separate climbers from rows and provide all the room you need for the vegetation to spread out.
Build support up the middle of your greenery to provide flowering pops of color. There is no reason why you can’t mix and match your flowers and veggies. And a well placed clematis (which loves shaded roots and sunny leaves), or even climbing annuals provide the perfect touch to your summer garden beds.
It takes very little effort to train your plants to grow up and over an arbored trellis. Simply allow your plant to grow over and begin twisting in back into the opposing side. By starting plants on other side it doesn’t take long to get uniform coverage to create a covered pathway.
Don’t settle for a drab, flat topped blocked privacy fence when you can add height, texture, and year-round interest with a few well spaced trellises. The vegetation choice you have to take advantage of the height are endless, and no matter what you decide upon it is bound to be enjoyed by anyone who pauses to admire the effect.
Narrow, steel cut obelisk shaped trellis features can be placed in an amazing variety of places, and in many different types of garden and landscape arrays. Excellent choices for both traditional and modern displays, there is no end to the ways you can take advantage of this classic look.
V-shaped trellis designs are more traditional in nature, but not as often seen in garden decor as they once were. Add a touch of whimsy for the past with this classic trellis design that incorporates style and functionality to your garden.
These incredibly unique trellis supports mimic a picture frame and provide the illusion of a living print. This takes the comment of using a wall as a blank canvas to a whole new level, and will be a major focal point in your garden for year to come.
The foundation of this gate mimics the surrounding vegetation and serves as the perfect support to grow anything your heart desires. Don’t be afraid to allow a useful item into your garden design to serve double duty- such as this as this gate which will make an excellent trellis support.
Looking a bit like a weaving in progress, this A-frame trellis is a unique design that provides structural support and space for your climbers to take advantage of. With a pop of color you also allow for some simple winter time interest as well.
This trellis support makes these flowering roses look as if they are rising up through the air, and is an unexpected vision when approaching this cottage garden gate. Don’t be limited, either horizontally or vertically, when planning your garden structures- as you never know what surprise you may create for your garden admirers to gaze upon.
The color choices of this covered walkway allows you imagination to roam free. Are you walking through a rainbow? Or are these spider like creatures frozen in time? No matter what you see when gazing upon this path, it is sure to inspire.
Use the inspiration of natural curves and texture found in nature to create your own supports. Not only could this be a fun DIY trellis for vines project, but it will most definitely be a one of a kind feature found nowhere else.
These larger than life supports create the illusion of a well placed oasis balanced on the edge of an abyss. The bordering trees stretch off into the ‘horizon’ and provide the perfect privacy screen to enjoy any entertaining this space provides.
This is an amazingly easy project to complete. A few stained boards and painted pieces of PVC will complete your very own unique trellis idea for vines whether you place them along a porch wall or boundary fence.
Defy the senses with this awesome illusion that will have you staring in wonder. Extend your garden fence up and over by hanging from some well placed, durable hooks and mounting hardware you can pick up at any construction supply store.
If you take a walk around any hardware store you will be amazed at how many inspiring, and creative, ideas you can think of by placing together unexpected pieces of hardware. A little spray paint, some fun shapes in various sizes, and a wire base is all you need to add a touch of whimsy to your yard.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Personally I love to figure out how to use used up products in creative and fun ways (mainly because I hate driving to the dump to dispose of them). This old bicycle tire trellis can be used in so many ways: a garden border, a vine support, or simply an awesome feature to have a conversation about…
We would love to hear which ideas are your favorites, and what ideas you may have already incorporated into your own garden. Please leave your comments below, and, as always, please share!