A gabion (from Italian gabbione meaning “big cage”; from Italian gabbia and Latin cavea meaning “cage”) is a cage, cylinder, or box filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil for use in civil engineering, road building, military applications and landscaping. The subtle variation in stone colour, the texture of different rock fillings and the light and shade of stone and crevice.

Zaungabionen is a wire basket or wire form, filled with stones and shaped into a fence or retaining wall type structure. Zaungabionen have become a popular construction material for narrow width free standing walls and fences. For the DIY person it’s quite easy to construct and can look fabulous.


Zaungabionen are wonderful features for the garden. Their versatility also allows you to use them when building decks and patios. Just decide on the size and shape of the walls you want to build. Zaungabionen are cheaper, much stronger and quicker to install than any other type of stone fencing. They’re built of galvanized steel baskets filled with rocks. They’re very flexible in size and appearance and they can be very useful in outdoor spaces. Zaungabionen can be almost any height by any length.