6 screen secrets for creating a dream garden


Hot on the heels of RHS Chelsea, we look at the latest garden design trends and bring you six of our favourite tips and tricks for using screens to create your dream garden.

1. Screen off a seating area for dining alfresco

Create an eating and entertaining area to be proud of in your garden by framing it with our screens. Our slatted panels are very popular for a sleek, modern look or you can add a more fashionable decorative touch with our Vista Screens.

2. Add privacy to perimeters

Used on top of walls, or fences, our wooden privacy trellis and screens are very popular to shield gardens from nosy neighbours without blocking the light.

3. Create a wellness oasis

There was a trend at RHS Chelsea flower show this year for wellness areas in gardens. This can be a small space to take time out – be it a deck for doing yoga and fitness or just a quiet place to sit in nature, perhaps catch up on some reading or journaling. If you have been inspired to add a relaxing water feature to your garden, our screens can also edge these for safety.

4. Cover up and disguise functional areas

Everyone has more unsightly, functional areas in their outdoor spaces, from compost heaps, wheelie bins, air con covers or old sheds. Now, of course we can help with our wooden storage solutions and covers for these, but our screens can also section off these areas keeping the other spaces in your garden reserved for enjoyment.

5. Get green fingered

Our screens can help you to create a separate area for a vegetable garden as well as create shade, support and protection for other planting.

6. Create a car port

If, like a lot of people, you don’t use your garage for keeping your car in, you might like to stylishly screen off the area where you park the car, to hide it from the road or house and add a bit of protection from the elements.

Ready to start planning your project?

Here are the key products to use for screening in your garden:

Vista Decorative Screens

Our new Vista Decorative screens are made from durable WPC (wood plastic composite), they can be painted in one of our 10 paint colours and framed for a high quality and sturdy finish.

Browse the designs in the Vista range >

Slatted Panels

Our slatted fence panels give a contemporary feel to outdoor areas and terraces, providing a stylish solution for your garden. Choose from regular or wide slats.

Shop slatted panels >

Privacy trellis

Our ready-made privacy trellis has a 20mm gap between the slats for excellent screening. You might also like to choose our bespoke quality RHS Prestige Trellis with a 38mm gap. Choose from diagonal or square, painted or unpainted.

View and order trellis >

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