Planting some ivy, or already an avid gardener? A trellis, often crafted from wood, wire, or wrought iron, is a great way to train plants to grow in a certain direction, add some personality to your outdoor space, and more. It can be used as an accent piece or work as a privacy screen, and better yet, is an inexpensive project that anyone can do themselves.
Looking for a bit of inspiration? Check out these 30 garden trellis ideas below.
This DIYed trellis made from cattle panels is a straightforward way to get more room in your garden. Encourage vegetables to grow vertically with this cost-effective metal trellis.
Use PVC Pipe
Did you know you could build a trellis out of PVC pipe? This domed trellis allows plenty of room for plants to grow and makes quite the statement.
Close Off a Yard With Ivy
This refined outdoor seating space is sheltered with 100-inch tall privacy screens, ficuses, and ivy. Designer Emily Bowser dreamed up a beautiful backyard retreat, one which you could recreate at home.
Frame Your Plants
Bamboo is another great material to use when it comes to DIYing a trellis. Here, bamboo and twine support growing tomato plants.
Add an Arch
Go the extra mile when building a trellis. Mesh supports climbing plants and leads to a unique shape along the way. This trellis is awash in vibrant blooms.
Make It Your Own
This chevron wooden trellis was built with pressured-treated board and drywall strips and is an updated version on a classic garden lattice.
Get Some Privacy
Craft your own garden with a trellis attached to two planters. This easy-to-make trellis is a great addition to any patio.
Simplify With Pine
Trellises can be used for more than just plants. This DIYed pine trellis pairs with comfortable outdoor furniture, a DIYed painted checkerboard patio, and thrifted light fixtures in Texas.
Build a Rooftop Oasis
Slatted panels provide privacy, as well as spot for climbing plants to flourish, in this UK rooftop garden.
Add Some Fall Foliage
Utah sisters Jess, Meg, and Nik share gardening tips with their more than 100,000 followers on Instagram. This garden set-up, which includes a semi-circle trellis is ideal for fall. Install one in your yard to grow mini pumpkins and more.
Line the Stairs
Raise the bar with a trellis along stairs. This traditional unpainted wood trellis will lead to beautiful greenery over the years.
Create a Sunflower Paradise
Sunflower lovers, rejoice. This simple white trellis is a great base for sunflower plants and other perennials.
Make It Playful and Bright
Hand-crafted pavers, plants, and oversize butterflies make this cheerful garden come to life. Pacific Northwest blogger Holly Capelle lives with six kids, five chickens, and a dog so the garden has to have plenty of space to explore and be kid-friendly.
Simple Is Best
Composting hacks, DIYs, and more can be found on North Carolina blogger The Ever Hopeful Gardener’s Instagram. This simple wood trellis can be put together as a weekend project and will support a variety of plants.
Go Beyond Basic
This understated backyard is full of contrast. A wood pergola, white furniture, and black-stained wood trellis allows all of the greenery to stand out. Create the look at home with wood slats and wood stain.
Utilize a Pergola
Don’t want to add more structures to your yard? Get a piece that does double duty. Bring shade to your outdoor dining table and a spot for plants to climb with a pergola.
Choose Chicken Wire
For under $20, protect your plants with chicken wire. Stack fencing for leaves to spread or contain individual plants from household pets or garden pests with ease.
Pick a Porthole
Wood trellises are timeless and this one from The Garden Trellis Co. has portholes to enjoy the neighboring view.
A Diamond-Patterned Trellis
Plant some flowers or ivy along a fence line with a diamond-shaped trellis for an upscale garden look.
Frame It Out
Put together a lumber rectangular frame for a DIY trellis. This one from Charleston Crafted uses wood and wire for a customizable piece. Build one to any size that fits your yard.
Mark an Entrance
This arched garden arbor, made from wood and lattice, was stained to match other features in this garden. Place near a gate as a welcoming addition.
Match With a Garden Bed
This moody backyard has thoughtful landscaping, including a garden bed with supported triangular trellises.
Make It the Star
This arching trellis is the focal point for this fenced-in Utah garden. Build a walking path with stone pavers, flower boxes, and more.
Switch It Up
Can’t decide on a single type of trellis that’s best for your yard? Use wire, wood, and other materials to build one-of-a-kind trellises, and don’t be afraid to install multiple trellises in different materials throughout the sapce.
Trellises Aren’t Just For Ivy
This trellis brings the wow-factor. Instead of traditional ivy, trellis a fruit tree with hooks and some wire. Apples, pears, peaches, and more can be trained to grow like this.
A Secret Garden
A brick path, colorful florals, and wood trellis are all of the right things needed for a tranquil backyard. Imagine afternoons spent under this wooden trellis.
Pick a Color Scheme
Love a certain color? Show it off in your garden with coordinating plants, a similarly toned trellis, unique pots, and more, like this trellis that was painted a shade of purple.
Buy a Pegboard
While trellises are most often seen outdoors, bring small plants indoors and add some color to any room with a pegboard trellis. Place a number of plants for a living wall effect.
A Beginner-Friendly Obelisk
This DIY obelisk trellis can be used to support a number of plants. Hang lightweight pots, trailing plants, and more. Over time, you’ll be left with an impressive garden statement.
Train Your Roses
Climbing roses can transform any empty wall or trellis into a sophisticated space. Because roses can grow multiple feet quickly, up to 12 feet, it’s important to trim and prune as necessary. Make sure to train roses against a trellis or similar structure that can support their growth.