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Garden Arbors, Trellises, Arches


These terrific looking arbors will add an architectural flourish and provide a great medium for plants to grow. Garden arches and trellises work great with roses, vines, and many other climbing types of plants.

Garden Arbors, Trellises and Arches:

  • Great Looking addition to any path, garden walkway or entry.
  • Add roses or vines to create ambiance.
  • Adds Culture to your property and community.
  • Long Lasting finishes that stand the harsh weather.
  • Great for any garden enthusiasts.

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Noble Arbor

Noble Arbor
 

Pergola Arch / Arbor

Pergola Arch / Arbor
 

Bell Trellis - Small

Bell Trellis - Small
 

Corner Planter

Corner Planter
 

Petal Trellis - Large

Petal Trellis - Large

 

Leaf Trellises

Leaf Trellises

 


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The difference between an arbor and trellis

As "hardscape" elements of a garden or park, both a trellis and an arbor are permanent architectural structures that support climbing plants and provide shade or privacy. However, a trellis usually sits against a wall as a single, flat, latticed surface like an extension of a fence. An arbor resembles a covered patio or pergola. It's like an outdoor room with at least four columns supporting an open roof of cross braces, lattice, or canvas.

Depending on your garden's needs, a trellis or an arbor can add some visual diversity with an otherwise flat lawn or rectilinear hedge. Usually, a landscape designer will choose a trellis to add height to walls, increase privacy, separate different parts of the garden with a spacer that's permeable to air and light, or specifically to support a vine that cannot grow upright on its own.

A trellis looks like a decorative fence: a few aligned posts joined with latticework or other cross pieces. It can attach to an existing structure or independently mounted with a poured cement base. Trellises made of wood, such as teak or cedar, will naturally weather and look more organically integrated with the rest of your landscape. For those wanting a more colorful finish, polyvinyl and metal offer another possible material. Although a trellis can take the place of a wall, hedge, fence, or tree, most people choose to grow a climbing plant such as a rose, camellia, or honeysuckle.  Check out our selection of trellises.

An arbor, on the other hand, takes up three dimensions and usually spans a larger area. People use arbors, sometimes called pergolas, to cover a paved walkway with a series of integrated arches, roof an outdoor living space like a patio or deck, or frame a seating area such as a bench or swing. This massive structure has more elaborate vertical supports, called colonnades, to hold up a roof of lattice, slats, or even retractable canvas.  Check out our selection of arbors.

Not only does an arbor add a focal point for a plain backyard, but it brings the indoors outside by providing denser shade without sacrificing air circulation. Some plants require a strong support system that won't buckle under twisting vines, such as wisteria, grapes, and jasmine. These hefty plants will eventually grow to a thick canopy of fragrant flowers and fluttery leaves. Smaller arbors could cover a porchless entryway, short staircase, or birdbath, to ease the transition between different parts of your estate.


 

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Great ideas for your Arbor!

You can do more under a garden arbor than just take a stroll. Incorporate your garden arbor into special occasions and everyday life with the following ideas.

  • Place two garden arbors side by side to form an instant gazebo. Now you have enough room to shelter a dining set and host teas and parties.

  • Form a tunnel of love by placing even more garden arbors together and planting with romantic vines like wisteria and grape.

  • Create an instant grotto by placing your garden arbor against a wall or fence. Show off garden statuary on tall, slender pedestals.

  • Let your garden arbor be a ‘doorway’ to a child’s green playhouse. Create the walls of the house by densely planting sunflowers or corn.
    Don’t rent a wedding arbor, use your own!

  • Decorate your garden arbor with ribbons and let nature do the rest.
    Hang mistletoe at Christmas and guide a lucky lover to his or her destiny.
    Invite trick-or-treaters to your haunted bower. Decorate your garden arbor with spider webs and bats then sit on a stool in your scariest costume and see who dares come your way!
    Give yourself a private escape by placing your garden arbor in an unused corner of the yard and putting a comfortable bench and end table beneath it. You’ll be grateful you did on stressful days.

As you can tell, there are many uses for your garden arbor and none of them depend on having one kind or another. Iron, wood, vinyl – it doesn’t matter as long as YOU are willing to adapt to the occasion. So brush off any lingering preconceptions about how to use your garden arbor and come up with your own. You’ll only enhance your presence in this highly personal space.

 


Some Great Ideas:

Italian Iron Trellises

Italian Iron Trellises

 

Mediterranean Planter / Trellises

Mediterranean Planter / Trellises

 

Pergola Arch / Arbor

Pergola Arch / Arbor

 

 
 
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Some Great Pictures about Outdoor Barn Stars, Wall Sculptures, Yard Art found on the Internet:

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A white vinyl garden arbor.
Found at: Popular Mechanics
The Johnston House garden arbor with roses.
Found at:
Johnston House
A garden arbor with fence covered with vines.
Found at: Vertical Gardening Tips
     
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White arbor with a great plant selection.
Found at: Amadeushaus
A trellis in the garden.
Found at: Wikimedia
Here Smilax is used to embellish a trellis at the beach. Design and picture by Tiger Lily Florist.
Found at: Smilaxoftexas.com

Choosing the right garden structures

Landscaping elements can enhance the style of your home and also serve as a smart investment.

Choose your garden structures wisely and make sure that the trellises, arbors and gazebos you buy now, not only fit your landscape design, they also should fulfill the future needs of your plantings.  Study the entire landscape before you begin your project, this helps to ensure harmony and flow.

Arbors and trellises are found everywhere.  Entryways, Botanic Gardens, Sculpture Parks, it is almost impossible to find a well developed garden plan without an arbor or trellis.

Keep your plant materials in mind when choosing landscape elements. Many arbors and gazebos simply aren't strong enough to support the weight and abuse that a mature wisteria or grape vine can bring. Structures that look great the first year or so after planting are later overwhelmed by the heavy, woody vines.

Think of your garden structures like furniture, spend a little more on the big pieces to guarantee many years of enjoyment. Then spend less on accessories such as garden stakes and yard art to easily update the look of your garden.

It is recommended that when selecting metal garden structures that are easy to assemble, yet have strong welds and a substantial feel to the supports and cross-members.

When deciding on an arbor, look for one that serves more than one purpose. Some newer arbor designs feature integrated side planter boxes for easy planting and can be placed on decks or patios without having to be permanently mounted, as well as used in the landscape.

Combining a garden trellis with a planter box is one of the new trends in products for landscape design. Some units feature casters to allow easy movement around the porch or patio. Hotels and restaurants can use these planters and their trellis screens to separate parties and areas, or create a temporary wall and move it back as the party grows.

Few items of home or garden decor are as versatile as this all-in-one planter and trellis. Use indoors or out for large house plants or climbing, flowering vines. You can also utilize arbors with integrated side planter boxes for easy planting on decks, patios or in the landscaping.

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