9 Inspiring Gardens Gain Privacy and Screening With Plants

Boost your privacy outdoors and screen adjacent buildings with planting ideas from these diverse gardens.

Whether you’re living with neighbors close by, have less-than-ideal views or are looking for more privacy anywhere in your yard, hedges and screening plants can be major problem solvers. When it comes to choosing the right hedge plant for the job, you’ll need to consider climate, sun exposure and water needs — just as you would with any other plant — as well as how dense a screen you’d like and whether you need year-round coverage.

To help with the decision process, we’ve rounded up examples of gardens that all feature hardworking hedges (all of which keep their leaves year-round) in a variety of settings. Could you see any of them working for your garden?

 August 20, 2019
Houzz Contributor. Landscape designer, a former garden editor for Sunset Magazine and in-house designer for Sunset’s Editorial Test Garden. Her garden designs have been featured in the Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping, Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings (cover), Inhabitat, and POPSUGAR.

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