Putting a little care into your garden wall ideas can be incredibly useful. Walls serve many purposes – offering security, privacy, sound proofing, soil retention, boundary setting and more. But care and creativity is required in order to avoid a look that feels heavy or overly solid. 

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to break it up – not literally – while adding interest and extra utility to the wall. To make it cohesive with the rest of your property, the New York-based landscape architect Renée Byers recommends starting by considering the style of the house: “Can you tie [the wall design] into the stone work of the property, or the architecture, or, say, the rocky outcrop in the distance?” Then, she says, “put together a palette of materials – for the stone, the furniture, the paving – so that it’s seamless.”

By Ellie