Garden Boundaries that Look Great and Taste Amazing!

Reader Contribution by Benedict Vanheems
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Fruit Trees

Fruit trees such as apples, peaches, and pears can be trained flat against walls or fences as fans, espaliers, or single-stemmed cordons. Fruit trees can also be grown along freestanding post-and-wire supports to create divisions within your garden.


Vining fruits such as grapevines and kiwis can be grown on sturdy supports to quickly cover a boundary wall.


Blackberries, redcurrants, whitecurrants, and gooseberries can all be trained against a wall.


Rowan (mountain ash), rambling rose, elder, hazel, and crab apple all make excellent hedging plants. Thorny shrubs such as blackthorn and hawthorn make great stock-proof (and people-proof) edible hedges.

Learn more about edible garden boundaries in this video.

More Gardening Resources

Our popular Vegetable Garden Planner can help you map out your garden design, space crops, know when to plant which crops in your exact location, and much more.

Need crop-specific growing information? Browse our Crops at a Glance Guide for advice on planting and caring for dozens of garden crops.

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