15 Easy Garden Border Ideas for Edging

Giant Shell Borders

Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil

Needs some garden border ideas for inspiration?

Here are some amazing examples that will help you find something that’s perfect for your garden.

Borders and edging are great for lawn and garden design.

They also ensure that one section of your garden doesn’t encroach into another.

This allows you to separate grass from your flower bed. Or your flowers from other plants.

So, if you’re looking for a way to do this, and beautify your garden at the same time, here are some gorgeous ideas you can try.

Recycled Glass Bottle Garden Border

Garden Border Ideas

This is a simple, yet very cool way to create a decorative border.

The best thing about it is that you get to recycle your used bottles.

This means no more dumping in the landfill that’s already full.

I also love the fact that you don’t need to use the same bottles. Different colors, sizes and shapes work just fine.

In fact, they give your garden more character.

Stone Borders

diy Garden Border Ideas

This gabion stone border is another one of my favorites.

You’ll be able to fill the mini fence with whatever you want.

In this case, large stones work really well.

Once again, the lack of uniformity in the stones is one of the things that make it pop.

Modern Curb Edging

Garden edging Ideas

From the more homey design, we move into something more modern.

This is a high border that separates the grass from the stone path.

While it may seem simple, it’s the execution that makes it look gorgeous.

The combination of the contoured edging along with the white rocks offer a contrast in color that emphasizes both elements.

Terra Cot Pot Edgings

Terra Cot Pot Edgings

Here’s one you don’t see every day.

It makes use of pots you already have in your  garden.

But, it just uses a lot more of them.

On their own, the pots may not look like much. But stacked up together in a vertical fashion, you get something brilliant.

Brick Garden Borders

Brick Garden Borders

From the creative, we come back to something you’ve probably seen before.

But, this is not only very practical but also very lovely to look at.

What makes this border stand out is the height of the red bricks.

They’re intentionally kept low.

This allows the plants to be the star. Yet, it gives you a very distinct line where the path ends and the garden bed begins.

Giant Shell Borders

Giant Shell Borders

This is as creative as they come.

You’ve got the giant shells, which on their own are very eye-catching.

Then match them up with flowers that complement their color.

And, you’ve got this amazing looking border that’s sure to be unique.

Concrete Edging

Brick Edging

This is another variation of the red brick edging above.

But, this time, you’ll be using concrete blocks.

Once again this is very practical as the pavement prevents grass from your lawn from invading into your flowers’ territory.

Additionally, the path makes it easy for you and other people to walk by.

This prevents your lawn from balding because of all the foot traffic.

Garden Hose Border

Garden Hose Border

I can honestly tell you that I’ve never seen anything like this before.

But, it looks wonderful.

Part of me still wonders how they got the hose to line up in a criss-cross fashion like that. How about you?

That said, the end result looks stunning.

And, I’m fairly sure that your neighbors will be looking in wonder trying to figure out how you pulled this one off.

Concrete Block Garden Bed Borders

Concrete Block Garden Bed Borders

This is one of the simplest DIY garden bed borders you can create.

But, it makes a huge difference.

Just take a look at the before and after shots.

You’ll be amazed to see how little of a change makes such a stunning effect.

Best of all, you don’t need to do a lot of digging or any kind of masonry. Just lay the bricks into a shallow channel.

Upcycle Glass Bottle Garden Edging

Upcycle Glass Bottle Garden Edging

Here’s another version of the recycled glass bottle edging.

But this time, the bottles aren’t submerged into the ground.

By allowing the jars to stand up above the soil, you let their shape, color and size add character to your garden.

Pebble Borders

Pebble Borders

Here’s another simple yet very effective way of creative a wonderful looking border.


The key is to make line them up so they’re both uniform yet disorganized.

Sounds weird, right?

But it works.

If you look at the pebbles, they form a very uniform border around the flower bed.

But, within that border, the pebbles are arranged in disorganized fashion. They face different directions, with varying colors and shapes.

But, all are within the larger border.


Railway Sleepers

Railway Sleepers

Bet you never thought that railway sleepers would find their way to your garden, right?

Well, the looks speak for itself.

This is a lovely design idea that makes use of railway ties to create a wall.

The indentation in the middle is a great  idea that keeps the look interesting as well.

Garden Border Fencing

Garden Border Fencing

You’ve probably used some kind of fence around your garden before.

So, why not use them again.

What makes this fence unique is that it’s low in height.

And, it comes with a beautiful decor.

This makes it stand out from the all-so-common fences you always see.

Pound In Edging

Pound In Edging

Don’t have a lot of time?

Try this on for size.

This is a very quick and simple way to set up a border within your garden. It literally takes just a few minutes to finish an entire row.

The best part is, you don’t need to do a lot of work.

You’ll probably enjoy pounding them in with your hammer to relieve any stress or frustration you may have as well.

Flower Border

Flower Border ideas

This is one of the most gorgeous ways of creating a garden border.

Yes, it does take a lot more time to create since you’ll need the flowers to grow.

But, when they do, it’ll well be worth it, right?

This is one of those situations where the results speak for themselves.

Just lovely!


Hopefully, you’ll be able to use these garden border ideas for inspiration.

While they play a secondary role to your plants, edgings and borders also help improve the overall look of your garden.

Where would you like to use borders in your garden?


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