In a French country garden, even the fence is an ornament element, and nothing is left to chance. French country-style fences make you love the garden even before you enter. It’s a dream on every side. In this article, we offer some ideas and inspirations to make your French country style fence.
A French country-style fence is not the only element that determines the property, as is often seen in certain American villas with very low fences. The fence is medium-high in a French country garden and supported by greenery.
Whether it’s box trees, cypresses, rose gardens, or other climbing plants, the fence in French cottages is surrounded and sometimes literally submerged by greenery, but unlike fences in English gardens where hedges are often left in the wild, in this case, everything is taken care of and calculated.
What material is French country fences made of?
There is no dominant material. There are dry stone walls, wooden, masonry, and iron fences. The colors are more than the typical French country with neutral or soft colors and always a classic and antique style.
What plants to combine with the French country fence?
Cypresses, specifically Leyland cypress, boxwoods, roses, and others. These are the most popular plants. As for the combination, you can indulge yourself.
In this case, we find an external cypress hedge, a surrounding wall more than two meters high but lower than the external cypress, and a lower hedge internally.
In this cottage, the fence is made up of a perimeter wall with greenery like a hat made up of a climbing plant such as wisteria.
An evergreen hedge for this low dry stone wall. The hedge can only be seen inside the garden and almost completely covers the fence.
In this solution, the masonry fence is stained here and there with moss. The design is completed by vases and violets placed on specially constructed steps next to the wall.
I could not miss a solution with ivy. The strong climbing plant manages to cover the surrounding wall completely, so much so that we do not know what material it is made of. Since ivy is an evergreen, color was added with three beautiful hydrangeas of different pink shades.
In this wrought iron fence, many vases with beautiful flowers have been placed while waiting for the climber to do its duty.
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As we have seen, there are many ways of fencing to declare our French Country garden. I prefer the stone wall and cypresses behind it kept medium-high to create a secret garden effect. What is your favorite?
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