The garden should be the home’s oasis. It’s place to relax, unwind and enjoy some outdoor time with friends and family. You should be able to freely enjoy activities in your garden with comfort and confidence in your home’s privacy. But what if you can feel the prying eyes of a neighbour? What if your home is open to a public area and passers-by can easily view into your oasis? This doesn’t really mean you have to completely give up on the luxury of backyard privacy.

There are numerous option for keeping your garden private whilst also adding security to your home.

Build a Fence

One of the easiest ways to boost garden privacy is to install a fence if you don’t yet have one. There are a great variety of fencing options available, from picket-style to Colourbond. Before you install a fence, however, be sure to check with your local council to find out if there are regulations or restrictions on fence heights that may cause issues in the future. You should also have a chat with your neighbours to make sure the new fence won’t block any lights or views. If their border is close to yours, they might also like to help pay for a portion of the fencing.

If you already have fencing but are still worried about people being able to see into your garden, consider growing some climbing plants to create a hedge of sorts. Alternatively, you can place a lattice over the top of your fence.


If you don’t want a fence, or you already have one installed, a different option for adding privacy to the garden is to plant some extra bushes, shrubs or trees. A hedge is an awesome way add a screen of green to your garden whilst blocking out the views of any unwanted eyes. The great thing about a hedge is the way in which it still allows in great amounts of natural light all the while boosting the privacy of your garden. This is perfect for people who want extra privacy but don’t want to build a giant fence blocking their views or sunlight.

Build a Pergola

Pergolas are elegant solid builds that add extra value to your home. They not only look amazing, but they allow you to enjoy the outdoors regardless of the season. They can even reduce the amount of heat that hits the main parts of the home. This will help your home stay cool on even the hottest days of summer. You can choose from a great variety of materials to build your pergola, including polycarbonate roof sheeting, Colourbond, insulated roofing and even combinations of materials.

Different materials provide different benefits, including UV resistance and even the reduction of noise pollution. Paired with some beautiful climbers, pergolas are the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors with extra privacy.