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Trellis height


I am wanting to put up a piece of trellis next to our neighbours fence. The fence is 5 foot high but they have a decked area next to it and so when they are on it they can see right into our garden (we can see from their chest upwards).

My thought was to put some trellis up next to the fence (not attached) and grow some climbers to create privacy. However, 6 foot high won't have the impact required. I was wondering what the rule is for trellis on it's own, not attached to fencing. Is there a height limit? In the middle of our garden we have a high piece of trellis but as the new piece will be near the boundary I didn't know if the 6 foot rule applied?

Any advice would be appreciated thank you 


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    No height limit on free-standing trellis, unless there are local rules which apply.  I have a free-standing 18ft long section of 8ft high trellis which is mounted with a 2ft gap at the bottom, so if 10ft high and blocks the view of my greenhouse from the house.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,309
    I have a large pergola in my garden which is a little over 8ft high and covers over half the width of my garden which also blocks the view of my greenhouse from the house
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