A garden arbor will become a focal point of any garden and can be made from wood, metal, plastic or the more modern vinyl.
You can choose to have an arbor over a path, or you can put seating underneath it for a relaxing spot in the garden. The arbor can be just an arched frame or you choose to have lattice work up the sides to support climbing plants.
Currently the trend is using an arbor as an extra sort of outdoor room in your garden. It is mostly used for entertaining. You can choose large arbors for a large entertainment seating area or a little hideaway for yourself.
There are so many choices for arbors and they come in different materials and different styles. You can choose to build your own, have one made or use a kitset.
If you have a country style garden you may want to use wood that has a rustic look to it to integrate it fully into your garden. If you are looking for something more modern, a simple arch in vinyl may just be exactly what you are wanting. If you buy a ready made arbor from a company, you may find that they also sell planter boxes and matching seats or benches made in the same material and style and you can buy these to incorporate a whole new look in your garden.
If you want to add a new design layer to your lawn or garden you may consider adding a garden arbor. Arbors offer a fairly easy and distinct way to enhance your landscaping designs. There are a variety of designs and styles available; the most important thing is to choose one that fits the look and style of your current landscape designs.
What Is A Garden Arbor?
If you are not already familiar with this type of structure you may wonder what exactly it is. To put it simply an arbor is an archway. Traditionally they were made from real branches and leaves, but modern garden arbors are typically made from wood, metal or vinyl.
To keep with the traditional theme many of them are bordered with latticework or designed in a way where vines and flowers can be grown along them. But those who enjoy a cleaner look often prefer not to grow plants or vines along them.
More Than An Archway
While they mostly function as an archway garden arbors can have additional features, some for functionality and some simply for appearance. Some are made with a bench or a swing which allows you to sit and relax outside while soaking up the beauty of your yard. Some have planter boxes allowing you to create a lush or colorful area around them. Others have a gate and are used as an entryway into a specific area of a lawn or garden.
Where To Use Them
They are often used a as decorative type of entryway. They can be used to create an entry to a specific area of the yard, a garden or on a walkway to welcome visitors. They can also provide an attractive location for a backyard wedding.
Choosing A Design
The design you choose will vary depending on how you plan to use it and depending on the style of your existing home and yard. The shape of the arc is one specific feature that differentiates one garden arbor from another. They are either round like a typical archway, flat or pointed. The material you choose will also affect the style and feel. As mentioned they are available in wood, metal or vinyl; all of which are made to withstand the outdoor elements.
Garden arbors can provide a charming gate into a specific area of your yard or simply an attractive focal point to accentuate a flower garden or walkway. Choosing a kit will provide a relatively easy way for you to incorporate this charming addition to your yard.