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Use Trellis To Turn Your Garden Into A Whimsical Fairytale

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

It's a lovely Saturday evening and you are enjoying the warmth in the premise of your outdoor garden – one that you most probably put much thought into when it comes to planting selection. However, there are other elements you can add to make your garden the perfect hangout spot on a beautiful sunny day.

In addition to fences, ceramic vases and a stone pathway, a trellis is a striking structure that is guaranteed to elevate your garden. With the use of trellis design and climbing plants, you can have a whimsical garden that is straight out of a fairytale! Add a few sitting areas and you and your guests will never want to leave the garden.


A trellis is commonly defined as an open framework of interwoven or intersecting solid wood that forms a standing structure. It provides shade and shelter that can be constructed at patios, rooftops and even your garden.

Here are some garden trellis ideas that can be helpful for you to decorate your magical place.

garden trellis


It is common for homeowners to fill the trellis with bushy plants as part of the aesthetics. They can also conceal a boring yard fence, a plain side of the house, or an unsightly view of the road.

trellis and climbing plants
trellis for plants


Climbing plants and vegetable plants with vines work well on trellises. These can include the following:​

  • Sweet pea

  • Lavender

  • Clematis

  • Climbing roses like Gertrude Jekyll

  • Bean

  • Tomatoes

  • Cucumbers

​Make sure your trellis is sturdy enough the hold your vegetation, especially when it is at full bloom. Plants like climbing roses and wisteria will become quite heavy when mature so the structure must be able to support them.

Climbing plants for trellis
Turn Your Garden Into A Whimsical Fairytale with Trellis Design
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