Garden inspiration: garden teepee trellis

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As the weather improves, many of us plan to spend more time in our garden. What better way to enhance your outdoor space with some gardening? You can impress your guests by creating a unique trellis to support climbing vegetables and plants. They’re easy to DIY, and could be a fun summer project!

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What’s a teepee trellis?

A teepee trellis supports climbing plants. These trellises are used to train plants to grow vertically, rather than horizontally. They also make it easier to harvest your fruit and veg! How do you build a teepee-style trellis for your garden?

Use 4 to 6 foot poles made of bamboo, wood, metal or PVC pipe. To make a teepee-shaped trellis you will need to arrange the poles into a cone or pyramid shape. You can use either 4 poles in a square with the tips meeting in the middle or 6 poles in a hexagonal. You may also want to tie together the bottoms. You can also add crossbars (horizontal sticks between the vertical poles) to make your teepee even more sturdy. You can also add crossbars (horizontal sticks between the vertical poles) to make your teepee even sturdier.

Lastly, you’ll want to make sure you’re guiding your climbing plants towards the teepee as they grow by using plant ties or soft twine to secure the plant to the trellis. You want someone to build a teepee vegetable garden trellis? Here are some ideas to inspire you:

Picture of a garden teepee trellis growing plants

Climbing plants and flowering vines

Morning glories: A beautiful flowering plant that is easy to grow, will add a pop of vibrant colour to your garden (clematis is another choice; they come in a range of colours and shapes)

Nasturtiums: A trailing plant with a super attractive flower (plus the leaves are edible)!

Passionflower: The below are a few options to inspire you…

Climbing plants and flowering vines

Morning glories: A beautiful flowering plant that is easy to grow and will add a pop of vibrant colour to your garden (clematis is another vibrant choice, and they grow in a range of colours and shapes)

Picture of a gardener building a teepee trellis

Nasturtiums: A trailing plant with a super attractive flower (plus the leaves are edible)!

Passionflower: A fast growing plant with an intricate flower that can add an exotic look to your garden. Some varieties even produce passion fruit!

Looking for something scented? You can choose from the star jasmine or common jasmine. Both are aromatic flowers that will transform your garden into a fragrant oasis this summer. You could go with common jasmine, or the star jasmine – both grow well on teepee trellis structures.

  1. Vegetables
  2. Pole beans, runner beans or climbing peas: they naturally wind around poles making them an easy and delicious choice for your teepee trellis
  3. Cucumbers: keep your cucumbers off the ground (and prevent them from rotting) by growing them on your trellis. The good news is that cucumbers are great climbers!

Sweet peas: colourful

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  1. scented, sweet peas will add vibrancy and fragrance to your garden
  2. A sturdy plant trellis would also allow you to grow a good variety of other produce too, including small melons, squash, courgette, kiwi’s and even tomatoes. You may want to consider a different trellis for heavy fruit and vegetables. This will ensure that the plants are supported properly. You could opt for a:
  3. Caged trellisVertical trellisTrellis panels

These designs are all DIY friendly and are particularly good for growing tomatoes, a popular option for budding UK gardeners!

  • What are you waiting for? You can upgrade your garden with a teepee-style trellis to fill it with beautiful flowers and delicious fruit and vegetables this summer. Request a quote to speak with a local gardener.