What can I plant to create privacy?

What Can I Plant to Create Privacy?

Privacy is important in a garden. Even if you get on well with your neighbours, you don’t want to feel like you’re being ‘watched’ when you’re soaking up the sun – particularly if your home is overlooked by multiple properties.

There are a variety of ways to tackle this problem, from installing additional fencing to rearranging your garden – but sometimes, the best solution is the simplest one. We think the best way to add privacy to your garden is by adding more plants to it.

Choose the right varieties and plant them in the right locations, and you’ll gain the privacy you’re looking for without spoiling the look of your garden. The only question is: which plants should you choose?

What are screening plants?

As their name suggests, screening plants are exactly what you’re looking for. These fast-growing specimen plants have dense foliage that can easily shield people from view, but they look the part too. They’re not just used for creating privacy either – they can also ‘hide’ unsightly parts of your garden, like a shed or water butt for instance.

We have a wide variety of screening plants in stock at Olive Grove Oundle, all of which are well-suited to the British climate.

Our favourite varieties include:

  • Photinia Red Robin
  • Magnolia Grandiflora
  • Bamboo
  • Ilex Crenata
  • Euonymus Alatus

Bamboo is particularly worthy of note as it grows so quickly. If you want to create privacy in a hurry, there are few other species that come close. If you’re looking for something distinctive, the ‘Red Robin’ Photinia is well worth a look, thanks to its unique red leaves.

Many of our screening plants are evergreen too, meaning you can expect year-round privacy once they’re fully grown. All come potted, ready to add to your garden – and did we mention that we deliver across the UK? Explore our complete range of screening plants online today and place your order for rapid nationwide delivery.


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