Fences and walls are frequently neglected by the home owner yet they offer an opportunity to create a major design feature in the garden. There is a tendency to try and screen fences with plantings but there is a more creative way to treat your vertical spaces: as an outdoor art gallery.
Here are 5 suggestions to using art on your garden walls:
1. Get your favourite image reproduced onto outdoor canvas and hang on the back of the house, the garden shed or the boundary fence;
2. Install mirrors or reflective metal art to brighten dark areas of the garden and give an illusion of space;
3. Buy some metal garden trellis and fix it onto the walls creating a strong geometric pattern. Train your plants to climb your trellis structure. It is also possible to buy trellis that has been designed with a contemporary style and often look very effective even without plants;
4. Create some outdoor shelves and display items such as glass bottles, tea light candles, found wood or pot plants; and
5 Build a living picture with a vertical garden. Ensure the edges of your vertical garden are distinct from planting beds to create a sharp living wall art piece. A living wall can be made using wall planters such as Woolly Pockets or securing air plants onto the fence (air plants do not require soil and are very sculptural).