Arbors come in all sizes and shapes that can accomodate anything from a simple arch between two sections of the garden to larger structures that can enclose a patio to convert it into an outdoor room. This collection has been assembled by Melissa who describes the different designs in her article which I found on her Empress of Dirt website.
Arbors, trellis, obelisks, screens?these are all great ways to add vertical interest to the garden, combining function with art. What starts out as a plant support becomes a beautiful focal point like the arbor in the first image (below).?I?ve gathered a bunch of images from garden tours to give you ideas for your garden.
Vertical structures also help define different areas of the garden, providing both shade and privacy.
Here you?ll see supports for climbers, seating areas, bold artistic structures, rustic arbors, and more. While adding one of these items can transform your garden, don?t forget that removing an old one is equally as transformative, also providing a fresh start.
If you want to build a structure, check your local library for plans.
1. Arbor in rose garden
2. Defining a patio
This garden is has a bold, contemporary look I love. It?s all about the incredible structure surrounding the patio area and the use of black stain on the wood including the surrounding garden fence.
3. ?Seating area with trellis roof
If you compare this seating area to the previous garden, you can see how influential the choice of paint and stain colours are. This one stained black would have an entirely different vibe.
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