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Repurposing Chain Link Fences at Wamboldtopia

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Back from the Garden Blogger’s Fling in Asheville, North Carolina; great gardens in a beautiful setting.  I saw way too much to try and put into one overview, so I’m going to highlight ideas that I got from several of the places that inspired me in a short series of posts.

Wamboldtopia is the creation of Damaris and Ricki Pierce.  Besides being gardeners, Damaris is an artist, artoflife.com and Ricki a stone mason, RockPirate.com.  Their entire garden impressed me, but the converted chain link fence caught my attention as I also have chain link fence around my yard and have been thinking of ways to utilize its structure to provide support for something completely different.

Chain link fence with concrete coating

The ordinary chain link fence, transformed at Wamboldtopia.

Damaris told me that she used concrete, but that adobe would also work in the appropriate setting.

Plants on converted chain link fence

Some of the original chain link fence is left uncovered as a window and plant support.

er metal mesh is attached to the chain link fence to provide support for the concrete.

A tighter metal mesh is attached to the chain link fence to provide support for the concrete.

Stained concrete, bricks and other adornments on converted fence

Stained concrete, bricks and other adornments.