7 Ideas For Garden Arbors

Posted by H Potter on 10th May 2022

Ways To Use Your Garden Arbor

Arbors are one of the most imposing additions that can be added to the garden. Their superior size, durability, and width makes them a dynamic piece of decor for the garden, however the question of where to put them isn’t always answered easily. Because of how large these arbors are, a gardener has to be creative to make sure that this gardening item both stands out like it should, while also making sure it blends in with the general style of the garden.

The following list will hopefully provide you with some inspiration on where to place your arbor and build your garden around it. These ideas include places for your arbor to go and the best ways to incorporate an arbor into your already existing garden.

Arbor Gateway

One of the most popular ways to use an arbor in the garden is to let the arbor serve as a gateway into the garden. This is an effective way to blend the arbor into the general structure of the basic garden. Your garden will have an imposing and elegant entrance that will certainly make you and your visitors feel like they are stepping out of reality into the fantastic world of the garden.

This is an effective way to blend the arbor into the general structure of the basic garden

The Focal Point

One of the ways to use the size and overall grandeur of the arbor is to use it as a focal point in the garden. Placing the arbor near to the center of the garden will naturally draw attention to the massive piece of gardening decor, which can then be used to accentuate certain spots in the garden. The rest of the garden can use the size of the arbor as the point on which it is all based. Consider planting tall plants up behind the arbor while allowing the rest of the garden to build up to the focal point of the arbor that you have placed in the garden.

Placing the arbor near the center of the garden will naturally draw attention to the massive piece of gardening decor

Cover On The Patio

Another way to use an arbor is to place it on the Patio to serve as a covering for all or only a part of the patio. The arbor will be able to blend almost perfectly with your backyard decor when used as a covering for the patio. You can use the arbor to cover the entirety of a smaller patio or as a covering for only a part of the patio for a sitting area or some other gathering place you want to keep out of the direct sunlight.

The arbor will be able to blend almost perfectly with your backyard decor when used as a covering for the patio

Garden Pathway

Arbors can also be used along a pathway constructed in the garden to provide more structure to this trail. The arbor will add some needed height to the pathway, serving almost as a gateway and also as decor that you can build off of. Combine some of the ideas we have covered and use the arbor as the focal point of the garden path, allowing plants to grow up to it along the sides of the pathway.

Arbors can also be used along a pathway constructed in the garden

For Climbing Plants

Arbors are the perfect medium for those larger climbing plants that are simply too heavy for other forms of support. You will be able to train these climbing plants up the solid sides of an arbor that will naturally hold more weight from the organic mass then a typical trellis might. Plants like climbing roses or clematis are some of the most popular things to grow up an arbor as their size and large blooms are the perfect contrast to the arbor.

You will be able to train these climbing plants up the solid sides of an arbor that will naturally hold more weight then a typical trellis might

Cover For A Bench

Use your arbor as the perfect cover for a garden bench. Benches are a great addition to the garden, giving the gardener a place to sit in the garden and relax among the scents, sounds, and ambiance of the garden they have created. However, these benches can be quickly improved with the inclusion of a garden arbor that will serve as both shade and a striking piece of decor. If you are looking for the perfect partner for a garden bench, look no further than a beautiful arbor to compliment the seating in your garden.

These benches can be quickly improved with the inclusion of a garden arbor

Along A Hedge

Hedges are often chosen to serve as the fence around a garden or yard, making the greenery of the garden present throughout as plants border the green growth of the hedge. However, finding the perfect entryway along the hedge is not always the easiest task. Too often, gardeners and homeowners settle for a simple cutaway in the middle of the hedge, but adding something that will give the hedge more height and a determined natural gate will make the garden look that much better. Use an arbor as an entryway through the hedge, the added height and depth will maximize the effectiveness of the hedge as a fence, while the natural slope of the arbor is the perfect medium for the hedge to either grow around or be trimmed to match.

Use an arbor as an entryway through the hedge!

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