A garden arbor can be used for two things. First, the arbor can add an extra level of privacy and security in your garden. It may also be ideal in providing shade during sunny days. Arbors are used as garden accents and will blend with the plant life to transform the landscape. They may sometimes also be used to provide support for climbing plants and flowers. Many arbor designs are available in the market these days but going with an option that has a door is often a great idea.
A door will enhance security and privacy in the first place. It's also a unique take on garden arbors that will deliver excellent accent value to your landscape.
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Keep your Wisteria in check with this arched arbor gate. It’s made from sturdy steel with a smooth finish thanks to weather-resistant black epoxy coating. It comes with all the tools you need to install it and the gate is easy to open.
Highlight the beauty of your garden with this gorgeous iron arbor. Its detailed scrollwork and perfect arch makes it an ideal entrance into your outdoor garden sanctuary. It comes with 7-inch ground stakes to guarantee stability and easy installation.
Introduce some English charm to your backyard garden courtesy of this beautifully designed steel arbor. It comes with a convenient gate which is powder-coated to ensure longevity. The best part is that it’s resistant to fading, cracks and chips.
This versatile gothic arbor is constructed from powder-coated aluminum steel which is highly resistant to the elements as well as cracks, chips and fading. It comes with an easy to open gate which means you can use this gate as a formal entryway or exit to your garden.
Made from a durable combination of iron and metal, this arched arbor is customized for use in the garden. It’s 35"-40" high and features movable planters for your flowers and plants. There’s very little installation required with this arbor and it comes with a quaint little gate.
Add a magical touch to your garden with this steel arbor gate. It features a whimsical arched top and works great anywhere there are growing vines and climbing flowers. It comes with 8-inch mounting stakes for stable and easy installation, while the steel construction makes for a long-lasting design.
The beautiful patterns on this elegant steel arbor will give a romantic feel to any garden. It’s made from a combination of tubular iron and powder-coated steel which is resistant to cracks, chips and fading. It only requires minimal assembly and comes with all the tools needed for installation.
This gorgeous steel arbor is the perfect addition to your garden. It denotes an entryway into a space of beauty and serenity, and it comes with a ground hole maker for easy installation. It’s made from tubular steel, which is a durable and weather-resistant material.
This is an arched gate that is made of sound tubular. You can use it to support climbing plants or to display hanging accents in your garden. It includes an installation guide as well.
Create a whimsical garden entrance with this easy to assemble arch with gate. It’s the perfect support for climbing vines and it’s constructed from powder-coated, 3/4" steel tubing which is resistant to the elements. It’s also 7 inches high and provides an ideal focal point for a sprawling garden.
With dimensions of 49W x 24D x 96H in, this sizeable steel gate comes with beautiful Arch Arbor detailing. It’s constructed from weather-resistant, black epoxy coated steel tubing that’s easy to install and use. The gate is a breeze to open.
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Arbors are a great addition to any garden - they act as the focal point of the space and can provide structural support for various plants. Choosing one that works for you will take some searching, but there really is some room for you to add your personal style.
Here are some expert tips to help you out when shopping around for your dream arbor!
This will probably be the first question on your mind when starting to look for an arbor. It's really important to get the right size, or you'll throw off the balance of your outdoor space - an arbor that's too small will be very underwhelming, while one that's too large may become a nuisance to maintain.
First, choose the area of your garden where you want to place the arbor. Aim for a spot along a path, or near the entrance to the space.
Measure out roughly how much clearance you have both vertically and horizontally. Pay especially close attention to any low-hanging branches that may interfere with the arbor!
Consider exactly what you want the arbor for. If you just want something for your plants to sit on, consider a smaller arbor. If you want to make a great impression on guests and love a little drama, go for a bigger one.
Arbors can range from 42 inches up to an impressive 122 inches in width, and are usually between 7 feet and 8 feet tall.
Since you'll be keeping your arbor outdoors for at least a couple years, you'll want something durable that ages well. There are 3 main materials used to make arbors, each with their pros and cons.
Want something rustic? => Wood
The natural and rustic appearance of wooden arbors complements outdoor spaces incredibly well by creating a welcoming atmosphere.
While all wood types do usually suffer from some weather-related wear, certain wood types can withstand the environment better than others, like teak or cedar.
Make sure to thoroughly research the type of wood you settle for to ensure you know all about the upkeep needed.
Need something that will last you decades? => Metal
Metal arbors are relatively easy to care for and can withstand the elements pretty well.
With time and exposure, the metal will probably develop a soft green patina, but we think that just adds some natural allure!
When it comes to design, metal arbors are usually quite simple, leaving you with a lot of creative freedom to display your plants.
Make sure your metal arbor is sturdy - some are made a bit too thin and flimsy, meaning that they will almost definitely fall over with a bigger gust of wind.
Prefer something contemporary? => Vinyl
Vinyl arbors are best suited for areas that experience extreme weather - they're able to withstand both freezing temperatures and scorching heat.
These arbors won't patina like metal, nor will they splinter or fade like wood.
Some vinyl arbors are made to replicate more natural materials, but on closer inspection seem to lack that rustic charm.
Also, vinyl arbors can sometimes be much more expensive than wooden or metal ones since they are a relatively new design.
Want a seamless and natural look? => Vines and stones
This style of arbor can give your garden a sort of fairy-tale appearance.
The arbors are mostly made up of completely natural stones, vines, or hedges that have been specially shaped to fit their new role.
They provide some great shade in the outdoor space and often have a little bench underneath them for guests to rest on.
Some natural arbors do have some sort of wire or wooden beam supporting them, but they are still mainly made up of foliage.
Many people consider this style of arbor to be a unique variation of a topiary, since it can be considered a landscaped structure.
These natural arbors are very popular in large, paved gardens, and you'll often find multiple arches lining a whole path.
Once you decide on the size and material of your arbor, you can start looking around at the different styles available. Not every style can be easily made from all 3 materials mentioned above, so choose carefully!
Want a traditional arbor? => Arched
This is the style you probably picture in your head when someone mentions arbors.
As you may have guessed from the name, these arbors are distinguished by their arched tops.
They're most often used to mark the entrance and exit points in the garden and are usually small to medium in size.
Metal is the most popular material for arched arbors as it's very easy to craft it into a flowing arch shape.
Vinyl is a great material for arched arbors too, but it isn't commonly used, while wood is rarely used because of how difficult it can be to craft.
Natural arbors are also often arched as it is the easiest shape to achieve when working with plants or stones.
Want something unique? => Gabled
Gabled arbors make use of a pitched roof design, similar to that of a traditional cottage.
These arbors are often paired with small benches and are placed strategically throughout the outdoor space to provide your guests with a shady place to sit.
They are most commonly made out of wood, and sometimes incorporate brick or tile into the roof element.
Want an impressive structure? => Traditional
Most traditional arbors are rectangular in shape, with a flat top to contrast the plants climbing up them.
They are distinguished by their open frameworks that often include lattices.
These arbors are often quite massive and look very impressive both from afar and up close.
Like gabled arbors, they are usually made out of wood, but can also sometimes be found in vinyl.
Traditional arbors are usually the sturdiest type because of their size and weight, but may also come with a hefty price tag!