Examples of Garden Brick Walls

Updated February 21, 2017

There are many reasons you could want to install a brick wall in your garden. Whether you are marking boundary lines from your neighbours, separating flower beds or simply looking for a new design structure for your yard, these walls can be just what you need. There are many styles of brick wall you can use, and you can choose based on your project's goals and your space and time allowance.

Pierced Brick Walls

Pierced brick walls combine the advantages of a sturdy wall with the ability to see beyond. This type of wall is essentially a regular brick wall with small openings, or windows, spread throughout, much like latticework.

This type of wall can be especially advantageous for large gardens, as it allows air to flow uninterrupted through the garden. With these walls you can also allow neighbours or passersby to see your beautiful garden, while still clearly and safely marking the boundaries of your property and your gardening area.

Fountain in Brick

Installing a fountain into your brick wall can completely change the atmosphere of your garden. The wall will provide the same protection and boundary as an ordinary brick wall, providing the usual advantages of the brick wall.

The difference with this wall, however, is that the fountain can make the atmosphere of your garden more soothing and calming. The sound of running water may create just the relaxation spot that you need after a hard day's work. The fountain may also attract birds as a birdbath would, giving you a chance to watch and interact with more nature in your garden.

You can also add fish or aquatic plants such as lily pads to the fountain, creating a dash of colour and life in the garden.

Retaining Walls

Adding retaining brick walls to your garden can provide new dimensions to your garden, literally. These walls are in place to hold soil for the garden in place, preventing erosion or spilling along slopes or banks.

With retaining walls installed at the base of your flowerbed or garden, you can create a multileveled effect with one flower bed higher than another, much like a set of steps. The retaining wall will stop one garden area from flowing into another. Similarly, the retaining walls are often low enough that you can sit on them, making hands-on gardening easier. They also provide extra room for guests to enjoy your garden.

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Samantha Volz has been involved in journalistic and informative writing for over eight years. She holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, with a minor in European history. In college she was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and completed a professional internship with the "Williamsport Sun-Gazette," serving as a full-time reporter. She resides in Horsham, Pennsylvania.