Garden trellis is probably the most undercelebrated piece of garden equipment you can buy, so I want to try and change that. There are so many ways to use garden trellis beyond simple fence extensions.
In this article, I want to explore the different ways to use a trellis in your garden to build new spaces, make the most of existing plants, and how you can transform small spaces in no time using a few simple trellis hacks.
What is Garden Trellis?
A Garden trellis is a perforated fence panel that comes in all shapes, sizes, lengths and materials. Traditionally, trellis was used for climbing plants like roses and jasmine, making an ideal support structure that allowed for aeration and lateral growth of sprawling plants so they could be seen from all angles.
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What to Look for When Buying a Garden Trellis
There are only two real considerations when buying a garden trellis besides visual appeal; durability and height. The most common reason to buy garden trellis is to add height to fences, and for that, both durability and height are important considerations.
Firstly, some states have planning laws that restrict fencing to 8ft around properties without additional consent, and in those states that allow trellising at all heights, it needs to be durable, safe, and well fitted.
For that, you’ll need sturdy, long-lasting trellis materials, and durable fixing that won’t wear with age and poor weather.
Traditional trellis is made from hardwoods, or treated softwoods, but modern trellising can be made from all sorts of clever materials including cast metals and recycled plastics. Any materials can look good but consider your uses.
Twining plants like clematis or honeysuckle are happy on any material, but if you want to grow ivy, Virginia creeper or jasmine, they like timber or natural materials so they can anchor in with their roots, which appear whenever the plant decides it needs to support.
Tip: Although popular opinion states that icy and jasmine can damage render, their roots are purely anchoring, so do not damage the surface they hold on to.
Those roots are simply for anchorage and do not go in search of water unless you prune the plant at ground level.
(Check out our review of the best pruning secateurs here)
Trellis look great at any height, and can be used as fences in their own right with 6-8ft trellis, or added to existing fences to add privacy, or support plants using 1-2ft widths of the trellis.
Trellis needs fixing properly wherever you place it. While trellis allows air to pass through so doesn’t catch the wind in the same way as solid fencing, once plants grow through it can act as a sail, so needs to be well secured into the ground, or onto a wall or fence.
For timber trellis, choose a design that can be easily screwed into solid timber or concrete posts. For metal or plastic trellis ensure it has a sturdy frame with proper fixings.
If a timber trellis breaks it’s relatively easy to fix, if a caststand plastic or metal trellis breaks, it’s much harder to fix.
How to Use a Garden Trellis
Garden trellis is perfect for climbing plants, providing most with support regardless of their growth habit. For clematis, morning glory, or annual climbers the trellis is enough to support them without additional considerations as they send out tendrils which clasp onto the timber, or wind themselves around.
For clematis and honeysuckle, it’s important to wrap them clockwise around your trellis to begin with as they will always twine clockwise regardless of how they are started. This helps give them proper support in the long term.
For other climbers like roses or climbing hydrangeas and some forms of jasmine, it’s important to regularly prune your climbing shrubs and tie them in with twine.
Check out our growing guides for plants perfect for garden trellis.
DIY Garden Trellis Ideas in Australia
Are you crafty? Do you get satisfaction out of making things with your hands? Below you will find several DIY trellis ideas and plans. There are a wide variety of ideas, from new handmade trellises to upcycled trellises made from old crib rails.
Please note that most of the trellis plans are in imperial units. If you are in Australia looking for plans using the metric system, they can be hard to find. However, the measurements are easy to translate using free online converters.
There is truly no faster way to make big changes in the garden than by using a garden trellis. We’ve split the ideas into groups, so you can make your own DIY garden trellis, or use a store-bought trellis for an instant switch up:
Making your own garden trellis is easy, and it means you can create the perfect trellis to match your own garden, as well as make the most of materials that you might otherwise throw away.
DIY Flowering Vine Trellises
1. DIY Garden Trellis
Are you looking for a climbing trellis for your home? If you are handy and good at building, you can make this eye-catching trellis. The trellis is ideal for adding beauty to your home while protecting it.
This free DIY trellis tutorial is intended for people with previous woodworking knowledge. It is a large build with a lot of corner cuts. Since this is a large trellis. It needs to be stabilised. You will need to bury the posts and use gravel for drainage.
2. DIY Garden Trellis Fan Plans
Make this classic fan shaped trellis for your flowering vines and climbing roses. The designer also permits you to sell the finished product. This digital download will guide you through the steps of building the trellis.
Included are simple instructions. You can also follow along with the video tutorial.
3. DIY Backyard Garden Trellis Privacy Project
Create a bit of privacy and beauty in your yard with this basic garden trellis. It is a fairly easy build that can be completed by a woodworker with basic building knowledge.
Follow the DIY trellis tutorial to learn how to make this trellis. It is a simple build that can be completed in a day. Setting the trellis will take a little help.
You need to dig a couple of holes, level the trellis, stabilise it, and secure it in place with concrete.
4. DIY Free Standing Garden Trellis
Make a set of these stunning trellises to add an artistic vibe to your Australian garden. Or use them to support your flowering vines. Unlike many other trellises, these are not anchored to the ground. So, you can move them around easily.
The completed freestanding trellis will measure 106.68 cm wide x 208.28 cm tall. It is a simple weekend project that will provide beauty and privacy to your garden. The plans are in imperial units.
5. DIY Cedar Garden Trellis
Not only will this trellis look amazing covered in blooming vines, it is a piece of artwork on its own. The trellis is pretty simple and fun to make. Measuring and cutting all the small pieces will be the most time-consuming part.
To make the trellis, you will need cedar boards, outdoor glue, and nails along with your regular tools. This trellis cannot stand on its own. It must be attached to pools or a fence.
6. DIY Honeycomb Garden Trellis
Show off your woodworking skills by creating this amazing honeycomb garden trellis. The trellis is ideal for adding a design element to a boring fence.
The trellis fence decoration is made with several hexagon shapes attached together. This is an intricate piece that requires a lot of time, patience, and knowledge.
But the finished result is well worth it. When complete, the geometric trellis can be mounted to a wood fence using wood screws.
7. DIY Garden Screen Trellis
Get these free garden screen trellis plans by subscribing to the Hippie at Home e-newsletter. The garden trellis is stunning and perfect for adding style and creating privacy.
This is a massive build that must be set in the ground for stabilisation. Once you have the panels up, you can add extra details such as plant hangers and lights.
8. Easy DIY Modern Trellis
This is another super easy DIY trellis build. It is a great way to add interest to a bare wall without putting in a lot of time, energy, or money.
To make the modern trellis all you need is a black metal fence panel, 2 black metal curtain hooks, a cordless drill (or dill with extension cord), and screws.
You can have this DIY trellis installed and ready for plants in as little as 5 minutes.
9. DIY Trellis Planter
Do you have a small area that needs some colour, such as a deck? You can add a beautiful touch with this trellis planter. The planter is not permanent.
So, you can move it to another area when needed. This planter is designed for use with a plastic planter’s box. Or you can enclose the bottom and plant directly in the planter.
The plans do not include step-by-step instructions. You will need previous knowledge of woodworking to complete the project.
10. Bench with Planter and Back Trellis
Not only can you make a gorgeous set of trellises with these plans, but you can create a bench too. This is an awesome piece that is not only decorative, but functional. It will make the ideal spot for sitting and relaxing.
Included in the download are steps with dimensions, 3D images, 2D drawings, a cut list, and a tool list. Completed the piece will measure 104.14 cm wide x 238.76 cm long x 203.2 cm high.
11. DIY Garden Box with Access Inlet and Trellis
With these woodworking plans, you do not only get a trellis, but you get a garden box too. You can use the trellis for flowering vines and plant your garden vegetables inside the wall.
This is an advanced DIY trellis build. It requires advanced tools and skills. The step-by-step plans have detailed and illustrated instructions. Finished, the garden box is 38.1 cm deep.
12. Moon Phase Lunar Plant Trellis
Do you have a laser cutting machine or 3D printer? Download this SVG file and make as many of these moon phase indoor plant trellises as you want.
DIY Garden Vegetable Trellises
13. Woven Bamboo Trellis
Do you have an ample supply of bamboo? You can make this garden trellis with just that one item. It is a simple build that is environmentally friendly.
To make the plant trellis, you cut the bamboo to length, bury the upright poles, then weave in the horizontal pieces. By alternating the weaving pattern, the trellis will stay together without screws or ties. If you do not feel as though the trellis is strong enough, go ahead and add ties.
14. Cattle Panel Trellis
Squash is traditionally grown on the ground. However, the use of a garden trellis makes it easier to keep the plants under control.
To make the arched wire trellis you will need a piece of livestock panel fencing, studded T-bar posts, and plastic zip ties. The free DIY trellis tutorial has writing instructions for installation and a step-by-step video.
15. DIY Cattle Panel Garden Trellis
DIY trellises do not get any easier than this. To make the trellis, all you need is a piece of cattle panel fence and hog rings or cable ties. Simply cut the panel in half. Secure the top smooth edges together and insert the piked ends into the ground, straddling your plants.
16. DIY Pallet Trellis
Make a pallet trellis for vegetables like squash and cucumbers. These vegetables need a strong base as they grow. You can the trellis out of old pallets or small ladders.
Simply lean them against a fence or a wall. Or attach them at the top to create an inverted V.
17. Modern Planter with Trellis
Build a trellis with a planter for your garden or patio. You can use a single planter to add a modern design, or place several of them together to create a partition.
The plans are in imperial units. However, you can get the metric file by contacting the designer. Finished, the planter trellis will measure 50 cm wide x 112 cm long x 210 cm high.
18. Tee-Pee Trellis
This plain, functional trellis creates a tee-pee that many garden plants can climb. You can use it for squash, cucumbers, beans, and peas. It is a quick build that takes less than 10 minutes to make.
All you need are 3 pieces of bamboo, heavy duty twine, and scissors. The trellis is made in place. Once it is built, just add plants.
19. DIY Triangle Trellis
Tomato trellises are often ugly. Instead of using boring wire trellises, create an artistic pyramid trellis. Not only can it be used for tomatoes, but it can be used for other climbing plants or just as a piece of garden decor.
Once complete, the trellis is heavy. You can simply sit it in place or push the legs down into the soil.
20. Copper Garden Trellis
Build a copper trellis for your tomato plants using these plans. You can finish a single trellis in just a few hours. The trellis is sturdy and can even be used for melons and vining squash.
The trellis was designed for use in raised flower beds. The completed structure will measure 182.88 cm high by up to 121.92 cm wide.
21. Tomato Planter with Trellis
You do not need a large garden to grow tomatoes. You can grow them on your deck or balcony. With this planter, you can plant the plants directly inside or hide a bucket.
The attractive planter has a removable trellis. With the trellis, it stands 152.4 cm. tall.
22. Steel Garden Trellis
This sturdy galvanised steel trellis is a good choice for tomato plants. It will get them up off the ground and give them plenty of room to thrive. It is even strong enough to grow squash, melons, cucumbers, and beans.
You can even attach these trellises to a fence to create a passion fruit trellis.
(Check out our in-depth guide to growing passion fruit vines in Australia.)
The garden trellis plans will guide you step-by-step through the complete building process.
Completed, the steel trellis measures 182.88 cm high by up to 121.92 cm wide.
23. Trellis Made from Used Crib
Do you have an old crib that you do not know what to do with? If not, you can often find them in your local Australian op-shop. This trellis idea uses the sides of the crib.
This is a quick project. You can simply prop the crib sides up against a fence or attach stakes and stand the trellises upright.
24. Freestanding Garden Trellis
Make this trellis to add interest to your home. The trellis has both horizontal and vertical sections that create a unique design.
You can get the project diagram and cut list free from the Lowes website. Once you have them downloaded, follow the online instructions to create the freestanding trellis.
25. DIY Copper Trellis
If you have worked with copper piping before, you can make this strong and rust-proof garden. The project is intricate and requires specialised tools you may already have. The project will take a few days to complete.
Once you have the trellis made, it is easy to install. You level and bury the uprights into the ground. Then the trellis slips down onto the uprights.
DIY Wedding and Architectural Trellises
26. Wedding Trellis
Are you looking for a wedding trellis you can move around easily? You can make this stunning piece following these easy-to-follow plans. And once the wedding is over, it comes apart in 3 sections for easy transport.
This is a downloadable PDF file. Included are step-by-step instructions along with a cut list, material break down, and full-scale templates for cutting the curved sections. The plans are in imperial units.
27. Wood Window Trellis
Add to the architectural design of your home with a few of these window/door trellises. This trellis has a beautiful, rustic feel. It would work well on an Australian home with a contemporary or farmhouse style.
This is an intermediate level woodworking plan. It should take approximately 4-5 hours to complete. The finished trellis will measure 121.92 cm long.
28. Rustic Wedding Arbor
Grab that pile of old pallets and get busy making this rustic wedding trellis. It would be ideal for a country style wedding. Complete, the wedding arbour will measure approximately 243.84 cm high x 116.84 cm wide x 91.44 cm deep.
29. Garden Obelisk Trellis
Add this obelisk garden trellis to your garden to add interest and height to your garden. This can be used for growing Dragon fruit plants or other climbing types of plant.
Leave it natural wood or add a pop of colour. Included in the plans are 14 pages of detailed instructions. The plans are easy to understand and there is a build video to follow along with.
30. Garden Wood Arbor
Build this impressive garden arbour trellis to add an architectural element to your garden. You can leave it as it is or cover it in flowering vines.
The trellis is designed to be a simple build. The plans show you how to build the arbour in 11 steps.
31. Upcycle bed frames as garden trellis
Old metal bed frames make beautiful plant stands with trellises, either low down to create separate seating areas (prairie fencing style) or attached to walls and fences to add more ornate height on a budget.
To make the most of your old bed frames, discard the slats and lengths for other projects, and use just the headboard and the foot of the bed. Keep the legs in place as these are useful to attach straight onto walls.
- For masonry or timber walls, drill parallel holes and fit wall plugs the same width as the legs of the bed.
- Drill matching holes through the legs of the bed.
For hollow-legged bed frames, push timber into the tube for strength.
- Get someone to hold the bed frame in position, and screw it through into the wall.
- Plant some climbers in holes twice the width of the root ball, and twine them onto the bed frame above.
32. Old roofing battens make great trellis
The best material to build trellis from is timber. It’s easy to work with and has limitless possibilities. For a contemporary twist on traditional timber trellis, use roofing battens (2x1”) to build your own slatted trellis.
Horizontal trellises give beautiful dappled light and add privacy to the garden, but it’s just as easy to create diagonal slats or cross hatches like traditional trellis.
If you’ve got leftover timber from DIY projects this is the perfect way to make the most of it in the garden.
33. Instant trellis with chicken wire
Now I might be on my own here, but I love the look of chicken wire. There’s something about the industrial materials that just seems to suit any garden.
Framing chicken wire well is important to get it looking good though, so it doesn’t end up flopped over the wall like an old mash of barbed wire, which isn’t good for you or your plants.
- Create a sturdy frame out of treated timber, making sure the edges are crisp.
- Stain or paint the frame in a colour that matches your fence or ties in with the garden.
- Staple chicken wire tightly across the back of the frame.
- Attach the frame to the wall or fence using outdoor screws.
Note: This method can be adapted for free-standing trellis, or made for simple veggies plots by threading chicken wire through bamboo canes, or stapling it onto old pallets.
34. Upcycle branches to create rustic trellis
You can go as ornate as you like with this. Weaving old branches from trees pruned in your own garden is the perfect way to make the most of this free material. Either weaving, or tying in with twine, you can create incredibly ornate structures or simple cross-hatch effect trellis.
Screwing the timber in when it’s freshly cut helps it to seal over too, making it much longer-lasting thanks to the natural saps which act as glue around the screws.
How to Use Garden Trellis for the Biggest Impact
If you’ve got an area of the garden that needs revamping or a little bit more of its own identity, trellis is perfect to change things up. Below, we’ll look at how to use shop-bought trellis to create an instant change.
35. Revamp old walls with garden trellis
Trellis might be primarily for climbers, but it’s also a great way to hide old walls you no longer like the look of, or add depth to painted timber walls.
By attaching trellis straight onto the house, you create depth and give space for roses and jasmine to climb without having to screw anything extra into the wall.
Using trellis like this also means you don’t have to splash out on green wall systems, which can be much more expensive, and provided you’re happy to twine on roses every year you’ll need to water much less than other types of green wall.
36. Create garden rooms using trellis
The idea of garden rooms is that you can create the illusion of more space by creating several smaller spaces in one garden. Traditionally, this was done with hedging, but by planting trellis into the ground on treated timber posts you can get the same privacy and separation in your garden as fully grown hedges, without having to wait for 5-10 years for hedges to establish from saplings.
Use roses or ivy to create fast-growing hedges using trellis fencing as support. Use a 4-6ft trellis so you can still see over into the next space, but create a feeling of separation at the same time.
37. Trellis teepees for sweet peas and beans
Don’t throw your old trellis away, make the most of it by using it in the vegetable garden. Old trellis might not look its best anymore, but by leaning it together and tying the top with cable ties you can create an instant tepee that’s perfect for growing beans, peas or even squashes up in summer.
Rather than growing squashes along the ground, you can train them up trellis, meaning you can grow twice as many pumpkins in a small bed.
38. Trellis arbours
Garden arbours can cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, but did you know you can create the same effect for a fraction of the price with just a little elbow grease and some budget trellis?
All you need for this basic garden arbour is three pieces of 1.8mx1.2m trellis, six 2.4m timbers (4x4”), and plenty of screws.
- Start by making two frames.
- For each frame, lay two 2.4m timbers 1.8m apart
- Lay the first section of trellis 15cm from the top
- Drill pilot holes in the trellis, to avoid splitting the timber, then screw into the main timbers
- Attach the third 2.4m timber to the top of the others by drilling 45-degree pilot holes through the lower timbers, and drilling upwards into the top bar. Repeat this on the front and back.
- When the first frame is complete, repeat for an identical second frame.
- Dig two holes, 1ft wide, and 2ft deep.
- Drop the first section into the holes, then fill in with postcrete (keep the frame level at all times while it sets).
- Repeat this for the next section, making sure it’s 1.1m from the first so the top section of trellis fits, slightly overlapping.
- When both are set, attach the top section of the trellis.
39. Add height to fences with garden trellis
Trellis is an easy way to add height to garden fences, but is often done very badly. To get it right, use the right length and width of timber, and use trellis which matches the width of your fence panels. Don’t leave gaps at the top as it always looks messy.
Start by attaching vertical timbers to the existing fence posts so they sit at the right height to support the new trellis. Then screw the trellis in from the sides to avoid visible screws. That’s all there is to it.
40. Use garden trellis to hang pots
If you don’t want to spend on vertical planters, trellis can do the job for a fraction of the cost. Simply attach trellis to your wall, and use garden wire to secure any plant pots you like onto the trellis.
Use really good quality timber trellis for this so you don’t have to limit the weight of your pots. This way, you can use really cheap pots, filled with trailing plants, and within a year you won’t even see the wall, let alone the pots.
Best Garden Trellis Products in Australia
If you are not interested in building your own trellis, we have you covered too. Below you will find a wide variety of trellises for indoor and outdoor use. All of these are sold by companies in Australia. So, you get your product quickly, and you do not have to worry about customs duties.
Indoor Plant Trellises
41. Diamond Trellis for Indoor Plants
Your indoor plants will climb in style with the help of this diamond trellis. The trellis is a great choice for plants such as philodendron, hoya, pothos, and monstera.
It is recommended for pots that measure at least 10 cm in diameter. This is a handmade, 3D printed trellis. It is made from environmentally friendly biodegradable PLA.
It measures 28.5 cm tall, 11 cm/13.5 cm wide and 0.4 cm thick. The leg length is 6.5 cm.
42. Hexagon Plant Trellis
The Water Bee was designed with new cuttings in mind. However, it also works well with small houseplants. The honeycomb design creates plenty of support and space for the plant to climb.
The plant trellis measures 24 cm high. The hexagons are 15.5 cm and 6 cm in width. It can be used in a propagation vessel or inserted straight into the soil. It is available in 7 colours.
43. Honeycomb Trellis
Are you looking for a unique gift idea for a gardener or beekeeper? This honeycomb trellis would make a great present. And it comes with a card that features 2 bumblebees.
The trellis is 3D printed using sustainable plastic. It measures roughly 26.5 cm tall (including legs) by 14 cm wide. The greeting card is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper.
44. Moon Phase Trellis
Are you into astronomy or know someone who is? This 3D printed indoor plant trellis features the different phases of the moon. The trellis can be used for growing a wide variety of Australian climbing plants or just to make a statement.
Choose between black, red, purple, banana, army blue, army light green, mint, peach, peanut, and coffee.
45. Plant Climber Trellis
The Cardi-Bee is a lovely honeycomb shaped trellis. The small hexagons give you the ability to weave your plant through the holes, giving it room to climb.
It is handmade from acrylic and measures 20 cm wide by 29.5 cm tall. The trellis fits in a 125 mm pot (or larger).
46. Plant Stake Trellis
Are you searching for a tall trellis for an indoor plant? The Tall Rickey wire trellis will take your plants to new heights. The trellis is available in 2 frame heights: 100 cm and 90 cm.
The hand rolled steel trellis has a powder coated colour finish. It is available in white, surf mist, riversand, pale eucalypt, deep ocean, and monument.
47. WorthPlanet Metal Garden Trellis
Create eye-catching displays with these decorative potted plant trellises. You get both the round trellis and heart trellis. They are made from iron with a black coating. They are durable and strong.
These black iron trellises are ideal for ivy, climbing roses, peonies, and climbing vegetables. The trellises can be used indoors or outdoors.
48. DIY Garden Support Superimposed Climbing Trellis
Do you like the look of the large outdoor, fan shaped trellises? They are also available in tiny versions for your indoor flower pots. The mini garden trellis is made from high quality PP plastic.
It is durable and practical. You can use the trellis for climbing vines or vegetables such as green beans, peppers, and tomatoes. It measures 25 cm tall by 15 cm wide at the widest point.
49. Garden Now Fan-Shaped Plant Trainers
Use these cute fan shaped plant trellises for your indoor climbing plants. They are made from durable black coated steel wire. They are easy to install by simply pushing the bottom tips into the soil.
Each trellis measures 45 cm tall by 21 cm wide at the top.
50. Practical Trellis For Climbing Plants
This Y panel garden trellis will enhance your indoor plants. Use it for climbing vines or your indoor garden. The trellis is made from strong, durable plastic.
It will not rust or erode. It measures 57 cm long x 23 cm wide x 57 cm high.
51. Outdoor Garden Trellis for Climbing Plants
The FYNIST cucumber trellis is made from durable galvanised steel. It is rust and weather resistant. You can use the trellis for a wide variety of Australian climbing plants.
The garden trellis is designed to maximise your growing space. When installing the trellis, you can adjust the height and width of the wire trellis panels.
Included are 4 panels, 8 spiral twist connectors, 10 plant support clips, and a p[pair of gloves. Each trellis panel measures 70.10 cm wide x 88.92 cm high.
52. Garden Trellis Outdoor Plant Mesh for Climbing Plants
Setup this cucumber trellis in multiple ways. The wire trellis can be freely adjusted into different shapes to meet your needs. The trellis is made from a rustproof, powder coated steel frame.
The ground stakes will keep the trellis stable in all types of weather. Included are 2 cucumber trellises, 1 garden twist tie, 8 spiral connectors, 12 cable ties, 16 ground stakes, and 18 clips.
53. Multi-Functional Garden Trellis for Climbing Vegetables
Unlike wire tomato cages that bend and break, the SNOOU tomato cage will last. It is made of high-quality PE plastics. It will not break or deform easily.
The tomato cage is easy to install. There are no tools needed. Along with tomatoes, you can use the cage for many other garden plants. The assembled trellis measures 31 cm x 14 cm x 4 cm.
54. Veggie Pot and Trellis Kit
This tomato trellis is a great choice for anyone looking to grow vegetables on their deck or patio. It has a sleek, contemporary shape designed to provide the best possible growing environment. The trellis measures 30 cm long x 30 cm wide x 24 cm high.
Outdoor Flowering Vine Trellises
55. Raised Garden Bed with Trellis
The Costway Garden planter can be used for flowering vines or hanging baskets. It has a self-watering disk that reserves water and helps prevent over-drying. It also has drainage holes to prevent excess water from sitting around causing root rot.
Assembly is easy and does not require any tools. It is made from premium PE material. It measures 135 cm tall x 40 cm deep x 40 cm wide.
56. Rattan Garden Outdoor Artificial Trellis
Create an instant impact and some privacy with a rattan trellis wall screen. Attach the panels to a fence or use them to cover a wall. The panels can be used as a star jasmine trellis or for any other type of climbing vine.
The trellis can easily be joined together to cover a larger area. Each piece can be contacted and expanded. Depending on how you set the panel, it can measure between 30 cm to 120 cm high by 32 cm to 330 cm wide.
57. Garden Raised Bed Trellis Planter
This garden planter has a built-in trellis. You can place this raised bed planter on your terrace, patio, or in your garden. The planter measures 100 cm wide x 43 cm deep x 142 cm high.
The large flower box has a capacity of 90 L. The trellis can be used to hold a wide variety of Australian climbing plants.
58. Garden Bench Arch Pergola with Trellis
Add a touch of elegance to your garden or patio with this gorgeous pergola. It has a classic arch design and a bench for relaxing. The trellis would look beautiful covered in climbing flowers or strings of lights.
It is crafted from premium fir wood and measures 120.5 cm long x 55.5 cm wide x 207 cm high.
59. vidaXL Iron Garden Arch
This huge garden arch is perfect for creating a scented entrance to the garden. Simply secure it into the ground, and plant roses and jasmine up through the bar.
This welded iron structure gives a real sense of instant permanence to a space, and for a really good price too.
60. Wooden Garden Arch Gate for Climbing Plants
For a hard landscaped garden that still wants to add colour and scent with a trellis, this trellis archway with integrated planters is perfect. Simply plonk it down on your patio for an instant garden revival that will give you years of structure.
61. Collections Etc Green Leaf Trellis
I adore this simple garden trellis from Collections Etc. whose simple design is perfect for a contemporary patio, either inserted into a pot, with annual climbers or out in the border as a garden decoration in its own right.
Products like this are where trellis starts to become artwork, and it’s less about choosing something for its practical value, and more for what it adds as an ornament.
I like that ambiguity, but for some gardeners, it might feel like it's competing with the plants themselves.
62. Savannah Composite Vinyl Garden Trellis
Wood composite is sadly maligned in our gardens, but I think it deserves another chance. Plastics are obviously bad, as a species, we’ve started to understand that, but when those plastics become permanent and are appreciated as part of long-term décor it’s a much better use than single-use bottles, and brings joy into the heart of the garden.
The real benefit of this composite trellis from Savannah though is its durability. Climb tough plants through it like bougainvillaea or honeysuckle and it’ll last for decades, not years.
63. Garden Arch Iron Window Door Trim Wall-Mounted Trellis
Who says trellis has to be 2D? This window or door arch is a gorgeous way to train climbing plants up around windows and doors without any ground support at all. Simply attach it firmly to brickwork for a permanent trellis that looks utterly stunning.
64. Espalar Surface Mounted Heavy Duty Universal Espalier and Trellis Kit
If you’ve not come across espaliered trees before, you’re about to read something life-changing… You can grow almost four times as much fruit on properly trained trees in tiny spaces using clever pruning, and training across diagonal surfaces.
While espalier just means ‘to grow flat’, and can include trees with square canopies, the real benefit is when trees are planted diagonally and trained up vertical walls.
It means they can grow taller and have their branches pruned out annually so their entire energy goes into new, annual fruiting, rather than branching, and foliage, giving much higher yields.
This simple espalier kit gives you everything you need to get started with espalier trees on solid walls or fences.
65. Mersunt Garden Trellis Supports
Trellis doesn’t have to be flat, or even attach to a wall. These small upright trellises give plants 360 support and are particularly great for young trees, and annual vegs like tomatoes or annual flowering plants like Gaura which benefit from informal support like this, rather than being trained onto specific verticals.
66. Amagabeli Large Garden Trellis
These free-standing garden trellises are gorgeously ornate, with a subtle trim of seated birds running along a central vine. They are utterly perfect for a formal rose garden or can be sanded back for a more weathered look in more naturalistic planting schemes where morning glory or clematis weave through the planting.
67. Garden Land Expandable Garden Trellis Plant Support
Expandable trellis is always a good idea when you’re buying online because you can adjust the height and width dramatically if you’re unsure of the fit in your garden.
These willow supports are hard-wearing and will last for years, but more importantly, are able to create subtle curves around beds, patios or lawn edges, so climbing plants can create winding hedges.
68. CANAGROW Heavy-Duty Garden Plant Trellis Netting
And last, but by no means least, our favourite budget trellis, which might not look like much, but is perfect for the veggie patch, and costs next to nothing.
This heavy-duty trellis netting is perfect for tomatoes, beans, and any climbing vegetables, so if you’re looking for practical plant supports, look no further than this simple solution.
Garden Trellis Frequently Asked Questions
Can you put trellis on top of an 8ft fence?
In legal terms, there is no difference between trellis and fence, so check local restrictions as fences between properties should typically not exceed 8ft tall.
How do you support a free-standing trellis?
Trellis supports need the same considerations as fencing, so to support a free-standing trellis, bury fence posts at least 1ft into the ground and secure them with postcrete or solid wedges.
The method of securing to fence posts should be chosen depending on the weight of what will be on the trellis.
How far should trellis be from a wall?
Trellis should never be attached snugly to solid walls or fences as plants need space to climb through both sides. If your trellis doesn’t have a footing as standard, use roofing battens to hold the main trellis sections at least 1-2” away from the wall.
Can you hang trellis without drilling into brick?
For lightweight trellis you can use brick clips, sprung clips that attach firmly around the edges of bricks for no damage trellis hanging.
Looking for more ways to add beauty to your garden? Check out our list of garden archways and arbours that will surely bring more aesthetics to your outdoor space.
Wrapping Up Our Garden Trellis Guide
Whether you’re after trellis for privacy, plant supports, or both, there is a garden trellis for you. I love getting out in the garden and upcycling materials, so for me, it’s always got to be the upcycled branches pruned from our conifers that make the best DIY trellis, but there are so many ways to use shop-bought garden trellis to make a big difference in your garden.