Garden arbors are set up as walk through areas in home gardens or public parks where one can relax and rest. There are many styles of arbors to choose from.
Garden Arbors – A Walk Through Nature.
Many are open frameworks which are typically made of latticework or rustic work. Some also function as a trellis for climbing or creeping plants. (my favorites!)
Arbors can also be constructed as part of decks or patios. Some even have hanging swings. A perfect place to read and relax on a nice spring or summer day.
While arbors seem to grace many garden’s today, this is not something that is new in landscaping. They date back to the the 400s B.C. and A.D. 400′s, when elaborate courtyards were a hallmark of many Roman homes. Japanese landscaping makes great use of arbors, often in creating tranquil Zen moods.
Here is a wonderful collection of arbors that I think are just lovely. Any of of these is welcome to find a home in my garden!
This amazing photo is a wallpaper design from New Evolution Designs. It features a stunning woodland scene with a rock arbor. Imagine the feeling of walking through it?
My Friend Lynne, at Sensible Garden and Living shared this stunning photo of an arbor of gardens near the seaside. What a perfect spot! Would love to relax on that porch.
This formal arbor with paved walkway is tranquil and lush. I love the purple flowers along the pathway edge and white flowers on the arbor. Such a hint of things to come around the bend! Source: Karl Gercens on Flickriver
Traditional dusty green metal arbor with pink flowers. One of my favorite garden arbors! So delicate even though the structure is quite large. Source: Flickr Landscape Architect: Annette Hoyt Flanders
My friend Jacki from Blue Fox Farm has a fabulous Arbor/pergola combination. So rust and inviting!
My friend Heather from New House, New Home, New Life has a rustic arbor in her yard with clematis Jackmanii, climbing roses, and shasta daisies.
Rustic arbor with orange flowers. Great for a country wedding! Source: Wyatt Gardens .
I love Garden Tours. One of my good friends from The Garden Charmers on Facebook recently did a garden tour of her sister’s yard. She shared this lovely photo of her sister’s metal arbor. You can view the whole tour on Organized Clutter.
Imagine walking into your vegetable garden though this lovely arbor! Source: The Seattle Times
Do you have an arbor in your garden? What style is your favorite? Please leave your comments below. I’d love to hear from you.