20 DIY Arbor and Trellis Ideas for your Garden (2024)

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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.

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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!

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DIY Garden Trellis with Free Plans

This modern take on the typical trellis (by yours truly!) is a great way to fill up a blank fence wall. It takes up very little space, which is perfect next to walkways or on the side of the house. You can find the plans for this project in my woodworking plans library!

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Add a Clematis Trellis to Your Boring Flat Fence

This trellis looks good even when it's not covered in clematis vines! Use a scrap board as a spacer to get even placement across the entire fence.

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How to Make a Fence Top Trellis

Want to add a trellis to the top of an existing fence? This simple solution creates more privacy and gives vine plants room to grow!

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DIY Planter Box with Trellis

You don't need a huge garden to have beautiful climbing vines! This trellis is attached to a small wooden planter, so you can just plop in a pot and watch them grow!

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DIY Vertical Garden Planter Wall

You don't need vines to cover up a blank wall space! This tall planter wall holds lots of smaller boxes, so you can fill them with a variety of flowers or plants! It's particularly useful for hiding outdoor eyesores like pipes or conduit in plain sight.

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DIY Tomato Trellis

Give your tomato plants plenty of support and room to grow with this six foot tall tomato trellis!

This trellis/arbor hybrid looks beautiful all on its own, but will be even better covered in fragrant blooms!

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DIY Trellis Screen To Hide Eyesores

Got something to hide? This trellis screen disguises the clutter behind it, and extends the garden space as well.

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DIY Chevron Lattice Trellis

I love this stylish take on the standard trellis! Plant your vines in the pots mounted along its surface to fill in the blank spaces quickly.

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Raised Garden Bed with Cucumber Trellis

Did you know you could grow cucumbers so they hang down rather than rot in the dirt? I'll be adding one of these to our vegetable garden next year!

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Modern DIY Garden Trellis

This modern garden trellis will make a great privacy screen when all the plants have grown in, and will look great even covered with snow in winter!

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Honeycomb Garden Trellis

I kinda have a thing for hexagons (like this side table and this candle holder I made), so I'm absolutely loving this honeycomb trellis! The bold geometric shapes really draw the eye to this corner of the garden.

This tutorial is full of ideas on how to use these wood and wire trellises to create a miniature farm in your backyard!

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!

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DIY Outdoor Plant Stand with Arbor

This DIY plant stand features shelves for pots, large planter boxes and an arbor across the top for hanging baskets and vining plants!

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Easy DIY Garden Arbor

You could build a single obelisk as a trellis, or combine them to create this colorful arbor!

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X Arbor with Bench

Sit among fragrant blooms on this beautiful bench with built-in arbor! I would love this one in the back corner of my garden.

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How to Build a Garden Arbor Bench

Here's another version of a bench with an arbor, using standard lattice you can buy at the hardware store.

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Child's Bench with Arbor

Create a spot just for the kids to lounge outside among the flowers with this pint-size arbor with bench.

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DIY Arbor Entryway

Nothing says "Come into my garden" quite like this Gothic arch arbor! Not only does it create a beautiful entryway into the raised beds, but it provides plenty of climbing room for vine plants.

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DIY Grape Arbor

Start your own mini vineyard with this stylish grape arbor.

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DIY Wooden Arbor for the Garden Patio

The chunky posts on this arbor really make a statement, and creates a beautiful entryway onto the garden patio.

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Grape Arbor Tunnel

Why have a single arbor when you could have an entire tunnel! This would look amazing covered in climbing roses or wisteria.

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!

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