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20 DIY Arbor and Trellis Ideas for your Garden

Looking for arbor or trellis ideas for your garden? Here are 21 amazing DIY options to give your climbing vines the support they need to grow and thrive.

arbor and trellis ideas for your garden

A wall of gorgeous flowering vines is the perfect backdrop for a beautiful garden. But you need to give those vines a structure to climb so they can spread and bloom. These DIY arbor and trellis ideas will inspire you to add visual interest to your garden while also creating a magical living wall!

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DIY Trellis Ideas

There are so many different ways to make a trellis for your garden! Whether you're looking for a tall free-standing version to block out the view of the neighbor's house, or a small grid to keep vegetables off the ground, you'll find it in this list!

DIY Arbor Ideas

An arbor is a little different from a trellis. Instead of going straight up, it continues over the top and down the other side. You can use an arbor to create a passageway or covered seating area full of blooms!

I hope I've inspired you to add some vertical elements to your own garden! Which of these arbor or trellis ideas was your favorite? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!

Michael Strange

Saturday 25th of July 2020

Wonderful! Simply wonderful designs - so carefully thought out and beautifully executed!

I believe your creations are by far, the best plans and designs anywhere. It is an absolute joy to read and admire each time I receive your newsletters (or whatever they are called these days...)

Truth be told, I always sit down with my own daughter to show her your ideas. Your work is very inspiring and I am keen to show her that she can do anything she wants to.

To top it all off, you have on terrific web address, too!

Thank you!

Michael Strange


Wednesday 27th of June 2018

Great arbor ideas! Some of these would fit perfectly in my balcony. I am always looking for ways to fit more plants in my small space. Thank you for sharing at Oh My Heartsie Girls Wonderful Wednesday!


Monday 25th of June 2018

Great post and ideas! Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Wednesday Link Party. Pinned!

Jann Olson

Friday 22nd of June 2018

I love trellis's and arbors! You shared some fun ones. My favorites are the old doors and the one made from twigs. Thanks for sharing with SYC. hugs, Jann


Monday 18th of June 2018

So, this post couldn't come at a better time for me! I'm currently looking for ideas for my backyard. I want to do something under the deck other than a regular boring lattice. You've given me quite a few ideas. Thank you so much for sharing with us at #MMBH!! XO -Dean

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