If you’re looking for a sustainable material for your fencing project, consider bamboo. Bamboo is one of the most sustainable materials used in building anything today. It’s actually a type of grass that’s fast growing and very strong.
Today’s bamboo fencing is made of rolls of stalks secured with galvanized wire. Rolls of bamboo can be expensive. You’ll have to balance whether the time saved is worth the price.
Keep in mind that you can’t nail bamboo pieces together. Bamboo can be drilled, but nails will pop right out.
If you don’t want to use wire in your project, consider tying the reeds together with hemp or gardener’s lashing cord. You’ll see a traditional knot used in many of the bamboo fence ideas listed here. It’s known as an Ibo knot. It’s a variation of the square knot.
1. Arched Fence
Bamboo strips are tied together and buried in the ground. This works well in a park when you want people to stay on the path.
Since it can be split, a single bamboo pole goes a long way.
2. Bamboo and Rope
Simple construction using aged bamboo posts and decorative rope creates a good looking barrier.
3. Bamboo Border
Bamboo fencing brings a uniform look to the stone wall and rolling lawn.
4. Bamboo Brushwood Screen
Brushwood fence ideas like this are made with small branches, twigs, and undergrowth.
It’s a traditional look. They’re supported with thicker bamboo rails.
5. Bamboo Criss-Cross Fence
This is a simple do-it-yourself project. Bamboo reeds are cut to equal lengths.
They’re put in a trench and tied together with galvanized wire.
6. Bamboo Fence with Vertical Garden
These bamboo screens are secured to pergola posts.
This makes them strong enough to support hanging plants. The roots of the plants are wrapped with coconut coir.
7. Bamboo Fence With Vertical Pickets
This is a great fence for providing a view of the adjoining property while keeping a formal grass line.
Fences like these are useful for discouraging medium size wildlife from wandering into the backyard.
8. Bamboo Garden Fence With Lights
Vertical pickets weave in and out of the mid rails.
This fence extends the use of the deck by adding light sconces. They blend in with the larger reeds.
9. Bamboo Guardrail
This bamboo fence has two thick top rails. It’s a visual deterrent to keep people from climbing over the fence to climb on the boulders.
10. Bamboo on Retaining Wall
This privacy fence is raised up onto the retaining wall. This gives the impression of a sunken patio.
11. Bamboo Panels With Sconces
The secret to this privacy fence is that it’s secured to another fence. Without mid or bottom rails, it has a very clean look. It’s positioned above a brick wall.
Choosing a different color for the fencing in the corner creates a separate entertainment zone.
12. Bamboo Post and Beam Fence
Use a bamboo pole instead of a traditional post. The larger reeds can also conceal permanent western style posts.
Dark Indonesian bamboo pickets and rails are a nice contrast to the lighter posts.
13. Bamboo Privacy Fence
This fence is secured to vertical deck posts.
The lush greenery in front of the fence enhances the tropical mood.
14. Curved Bamboo Fence
Bamboo is very flexible. It can be bent to a ninety-degree angle.
This fence uses newer, green trees to help create the curved look. It uses older, hardened bamboo on the top rail for stability.
15. Dark Bamboo Fence
One of the striking features of bamboo is its variety of colors.
This dark cane privacy fence blends well with the dark stained bonsai stands and other wood structures.
16. Fence With a Weave Pattern
Bamboo reeds of a uniform thickness are woven to create the pickets and backer rails for this fence.
It’s secured at the bottom with a kicker board. It’s secured at the top with a rounded top rail.
17. Free Standing Backdrop
Free standing partitions break up a wide space and help define the path.
They provide a neutral canvas backdrop for displaying the large potted bonsai trees.
18. Free Standing Fence Sections
Freestanding fence partitions break up a walkway, creating interest and privacy.
19. Green Yotsume Fence
Yotsume fences are a traditional design. It creates a quiet zone next to the street.
To secure the bamboo, stalks are set up in pairs, one on each side of the crossbeams. These partitions are secured to thicker black posts.
20. High Bamboo Fence
The speed at which bamboo grows gives you an advantage when you want a tall fence.
The screens are rolled out vertically and then tied together. Everything is stabilized by using a concrete wall at the base.
21. Japanese Garden with Tall Fence
The thicker pickets of this fence are secured to another fence. It’s all resting on garden pea gravel.
The security camera in the corner is barely noticeable.
22. Lawn and Garden Edging
Reeds are tied together with decorative rope.
The fence follows the contours of the garden and lawn line.
23. One Fence, Two Designs
The lattice on top provides privacy but still lets in lots of sunlight.
The reeds on the kickboard fit together tightly, creating more intimacy.
24. Peeled Bamboo Fence
The outer bark of these bamboo reeds was stripped off. This gives them a very light color. Twigs were treated the same way. Always add a sealer to this style.
The pointed tips of the pickets are more of a western-style design.
25. Pipe Organ Pattern Fence
Give your privacy fence an interesting look by alternating sections of pickets on each side of the backing rails.
This bamboo fencing uses pickets of varying heights. This is known as a pipe organ pattern.
26. Post and Rail Fence
New bamboo is secured to traditional square rails with screws.
It’s an easy way to keep the fence straight. The rails provide contrast to all the green in the garden and on the fence.
27. Raised Bamboo Trellis
A traditional trellis is built in dirt. This fence secures the lattice work in holes in the bottom channel.
28. Split Bamboo Wattle Fence
A wattle, or woven fence, is a do-it-yourself answer to creating an affordable privacy fence.
It can be built in sections and attached to a chain-link fence. It’s made from split bamboo, so it takes fewer trees to build out.
29. Split Bamboo With Gate
The pickets are split and fastened to create a lattice pattern.
The top and bottom rails are also bamboo. They’re attached to a post and gate made from western hardwoods.
30. Split Reed Crosshatch Fence
The inner and outer sides of split reeds were finished in two different colors.
They’re woven together to create a multi-colored lattice.
31. Thick Diameter Bamboo Fence
Here’s a unique fence idea. This decorative fence uses larger reeds as the pickets and smaller stalks as the rails.
It gives a heavy, grounded look to the fence.
32. Three Walls of Bamboo
Smaller bamboo stalks are placed in a pipe organ pattern in the front.
A live row of trees is growing between the front and the privacy fence in the back.
33. Uniform Privacy Fence
These thin, light-colored bamboo screens sit on top of cement pavers.
It’s secured to another fence using galvanized wire.
34. Walkway Fence
The edge of this property has sudden drop offs.
This low fence provides a decorative way of discouraging people from trying to find a shortcut to the pond.
35. Woven Fence
Bamboo is very pliable. Using younger, green bamboo made weaving this fence much easier. A squared off top rail keeps the fence true.
36. Yarai Style Fence
This design is thought to have originated in Japan’s Kensei region. It’s used as a decorative property line fence.
This particular fence has unique elements. Instead of using cross rails, a pair of sticks creates a ladder for the crossing reeds. This creates an intricate lattice pattern.
37. Yostume Bamboo Fence
This is a great idea for a fence that doesn’t block the view. Positioning tall posts closer together makes it difficult to climb over.
Three rails tied between the pairs are enough to secure the fence without obstructing the view.