Welcome to our gallery of fantastic vine garden ideas!
There are plenty of ways to grow plants on your property. Most gardens take root in beds that occupy space in your yard. If you are short on space or simply want to use plants as a way to accentuate your garden structures, vines may be just the plant for you.
Vines climb on walls and lattice fences bringing life and vibrancy to structures. They can be shaped into patterns or left to grow wild. When cultivated carefully into patterns, vines can add lively and interesting elements to walls and structures. When left to grow wild on walls and fences, vines add a weathered appeal that blends man made structures with the aging of time and the forces of nature.
- Appeal – Living walls and vine gardens have a high level of appeal. They can draw people into gardens or give your outdoor area a high end elegance.
- Covering walls and fences – If you have walls or fences that are out of place or that you do not like the look of, a vine garden may help. You can cover fences and walls in vines to transform them into lovely aspects of your garden.
- 3D garden – There are plenty of plants that can occupy a great deal of space. You can even hang plants and plant large wall-like shrubs. But only vines can cover nearly every surface area and create a garden that will truly surround you. Vines can crawl the walls and across the ceiling. Your garden can truly be everywhere by growing vines.
- Structural damage – Some vines climb brick walls. This is a great look but, if not regularly culled and attended to, the roots can work themselves deep into the structure and cause damage. If left unchecked this damage can become somewhat serious.
- Time – It takes time to get the coverage you may want. To organically obtain vine coverage you may need work to cultivate your plants and patience to wait for the proper growth.
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This outdoor arch is covered in lovely red and green vines. By utilizing wooden arch structures and vines you can create tunnels and covered pathways with beautiful plants. This adds significant character and interest to these tunnels.
Vines have the ability to grip and climb on all sorts of walls. You will be surprised at the multitude of surfaces that vines can cling to with ease. Vines look great on this stone wall.
On a structure such as this one, vines make an exceptional roof. They provide marvelous shade as well as a light and lively appeal. They really bring out a natural element to the structure. Source: Zillow Digs™
Vine covered walls are a great backdrop for a relaxation spot or patio. When vines cover brick and stone walls they often leave small gaps in the vines where you can see the wall, creating great depth and texture.
Here we see a wooden arch with a bench under it. The vines have managed to climb up the sides of the structure but not quite across the ceiling. This process can take time.
Vines are great at bridging planter areas. If you have separate gardens or planters, unify them with a crawling vine across an archway. It’s one of the best ways to tie all of your plants together.
Wooden lattice makes a great base for a vine garden. Lattice is easy for the vines to weave themselves into and the vines can also be seen from both sides. This makes it the ideal start for a vine garden.
Some vines even produce fruit. This clever structure is a long hallway draped in grape vines. With this setup you can walk through the tunnel and pluck grapes from above as you walk.
If you don’t want vines growing directly into your walls, you can create a wooden climbing weave and lean it against your wall. This gives the vines something to climb and saves your walls. Source: Zillow Digs™
A wooden archway is a common sight in gardens and they are often adorned with vines. It is a classy and elegant look that brings some character to your garden.
When you let vines consume your outside walls entirely, doorways seem to lead into a building made from shrubs. What kinds of mysteries could be waiting through that door? It is a magical aesthetic that is both attractive and intriguing.
Vines also hang well over fences. Your home fence will look great with pretty flowering vines that really increase your home’s curb appeal.
You can make patterns along walls with vines using various shaped structures for them to climb. Different designs can really change the look of your walls. Feel free to experiment and let your vines grow wild.
Iron gates pair well with brick walls covered in vines. This is a classic and elegant look that calls to a high class aesthetic. The curved lines in the iron gate are reflected in the natural curves of the vines.
Vines come in different sizes and shapes. Some are small and tightly wound with a full look while others are thick and sturdy. Different vines provide different effects. Look at all vine options to find one that will suit you.
Another interesting thing you can do with your vines is to let them hang from the ceiling. Draped vines create a fabulous Roman villa feel that is luxurious and fun. Source: Zillow Digs™
With sufficient structures and vines you can make an entire enclosure that is wrapped in green. What a perfect getaway, to escape the outside world and be surrounded by living walls.
A vine covered archway is the perfect entrance to a garden area. It sets the tone and lets those who are entering your garden feel as though they are being transported to another place entirely.
One interesting way to hang vines is across lines between poles. These vines don’t make walls but rather hang in the air, giving a floating garden effect. This is a fun way to build some privacy and liven up your space.
You can use vines to create contrast with your structures. White walls with dark vines crawling up them really makes an impact. It can draw attention and turn heads.
Here is a structure that is partially covered in vines. They are still growing, but you can see the potential in the section where the vines hang down. Soon this structure will be an amazing draping garden.
You can also get iron structures for your vines to climb. Iron creates a nice contrast against the plants; even more so if you place the structure against a white wall. Source: Zillow Digs™
Even if it does not lead to a garden, a vine covered archway is a fantastic feature. You can place them on paths to provide a few more interesting features, making a walk more enjoyable.
Here is a fence with an interesting circular vine design. There are a number of unique designs you can pull off with vines. Show off your creativity and your green thumb with a stunning vine design.
Here is a tunnel built with a mix of materials and vines. The cover on this tunnel is thick and full, making traveling through the tunnel magical.
Vines can play well with other features as well. Here are some vines and curtains working together to bring class and elegance to the outdoor seating area. Source: Zillow Digs™
This iron gate and fence is adorned with a lovely array of flowers and vines. Of all the manmade structures that pair well with vine overgrowth, iron bars have a special appeal.