Bamboo poles can be tied together to form a garden privacy fence. Inexpensive wood fence panels can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot and painted in any color or design for a unique touch. Plants and shrubs such as Boxwoods or Leyland Cypress can be planted for a living privacy fence.
Lattice work panels that are plastic or wood can be tacked to a small framework of treated boards to create a privacy barrier that some light can still shine through. Climbing plants can be grown on the lattice to create a living privacy fence. A wall that is four to five feet in height can provide a sense of privacy if a tall fence is undesirable. Short walls made of stone or block with a stone facade can add a touch of rustic style to any patio or garden.
Solid wood fence panels can be decorated with beautiful glass plates or rustic metal sculptures. Antique tools and farm implements are also often used. Candle holders can add a romantic touch and allow for subtle lighting for garden parties. A batten and board wood fence can be constructed using rough cut lumber or even reclaimed wood and decorated with a variety of recycled materials.