27 Garden Trellis and Lattice Ideas (Wood & Metal)

This gallery features 27 beautiful and diverse metal and wood trellis and lattice ideas for use in gardens and lawns.
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Trellises and lattices have a multitude of purposes, including shade for you and your plants, aesthetic appeal, and even as living walls or barriers.

They are an attractive way to allow a variety of popular climbing plants such as roses, sweet peas, beans, morning glories, and jasmine to reach new heights.

This gallery features a wonderful sampling of trellis and lattice designs sure to add interest to your garden.   They may also help to obscure a compost and/or trash area, create a walkway between gardens, as well as add beauty and character to any area.

If installed properly, metal trellises and lattices can typically withstand heavier winds than traditional wooden models.

Metal trellises may also be formed and designed with greater spatial creativity than wood.  However, as metal is susceptible to corrosion and rust, it must be periodically treated.

Wood trellises and lattices may be purchased pre-assembled or cut, but you may easily design and construct them however you see fit.  Since wood is susceptible to mold, mildew, warping and shrinking due to moisture and weather conditions; it should be periodically stained or painted.

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A white, wooden trellis is covered in morning glories.

A white, wooden trellis is covered in morning glories.

Fresh greenery is a bright contrast to the arched, white garden trellis.

Fresh greenery is a bright contrast to the arched, white garden trellis.

This metal trellis and lattice span the length of the patio.

This metal trellis and lattice span the length of the patio.

A diamond-patterned lattice surrounds a wall fountain.

A diamond-patterned lattice surrounds a wall fountain. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Metal pipe is used to discreetly train the limbs of a fruit tree.

Metal pipe is used to discreetly train the limbs of a fruit tree.

A wooden trellis supports grapevines.

A wooden trellis supports grapevines in bloom, creating a lovely scent and mixture of white and green.

Metal piping is used to construct a trellis for climbing roses. Once fully developed, it will be a shaded, cool walkway.

Metal piping is used to construct a trellis for climbing roses. Once fully developed, it will be a shaded, cool walkway.

The purple blooms here are Clematis, which use this metal lattice to climb.

The purple blooms here are Clematis, which use this metal lattice to climb.

A circular, wooden trellis will continue to grow over and create a tunnel of greenery.

A circular, wooden trellis will continue to grow over and create a tunnel of greenery.

A peeling bench sits beneath a canopy of flowers, vines, and a weathered trellis.

A peeling bench sits beneath a canopy of flowers, vines, and a weathered trellis. Source: Zillow DigsTM

A white picket fence acts as a trellis for these red beauties.

A white picket fence acts as a trellis for these red beauties.

Honeysuckle vines work to become one with this stylized and arched trellis.

Honeysuckle vines work to become one with this stylized and arched iron trellis.

A richly stained trellis offers a porthole as the climbing flowers overtake more of the view.

A richly stained trellis offers a porthole as the climbing flowers overtake more of the view.

A metal hoop and wire construction offers glimpses of the passing clouds and as the plants take over, shade.

A metal hoop and wire construction offers glimpses of the passing clouds and as the plants take over, shade.

Wood trellis and climbing roses surround an open window. Simple, rustic, and classic.

Wood trellis and climbing roses surround an open window. Simple, rustic, and classic.

A wood trellis aids an overhang of vines and greenery.

A wood trellis aids an overhang of vines and greenery to create a covered respite.

Stunning purple morning glories climb a wooden lattice.


Stunning purple morning glories climb a wooden lattice from humble beginnings in two plastic potting beds.

An arched, wooden trellis is being taken over by morning glories and other blooms.

 An arched, wooden trellis is being taken over by morning glories and other blooms.

A twisted tree has been trained to grow around this trellis.

 A twisted tree has been trained to grow around this trellis.

Metal lattice archways will soon be overtaken on each side. Eventually, the structure will be unseen.

Metal lattice archways will soon be overtaken on each side. Eventually, the structure will be unseen.

A painted, wooden trellis nurtures a flowering vine.

 A painted, wooden trellis nurtures a flowering vine.

A natural wood trellis, bedecked in climbing roses, creates the perfect space for an afternoon nap.

A natural wood trellis, bedecked in climbing roses, creates the perfect space for an afternoon nap. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Lattice is a simple and classic approach to training morning glories.

 Lattice is a simple and classic approach to training morning glories.

Expandable lattice against stained wall. By adjusting lattice, it can be used for several types of plants.

 Expandable lattice against stained wall. By adjusting lattice, it can be used for several types of plants.

Metal hoops create an archway through this garden area. As plants thrive, the metal will be obscured and it will create a tunnel of greenery.

 Metal hoops create an archway through this garden area. As plants thrive, the metal will be obscured and it will create a tunnel of greenery.

Simple wooden trellis used to train a fruit tree.

Simple wooden trellis used to train a fruit tree.

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