ISSUE 98  |  Hardscape The Easy Way

Raise High the Roof Beam: A Steel Garden Pergola

November 20, 2013 6:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Made in Michigan and meant to last a lifetime: a steel lattice pergola from Branch Studio that adds architectural interest to the garden.

Based on the design of an antique French garden piece, the all-steel pergola weighs a lot; in fact, it’ “so heavy that it can in most cases be installed without a foundation.” (You can install it on a pad of decomposed granite and compacted gravel.)

Above: Complete with roof and finial detail, a Branch Lattice Gloriette pergola is $12,000 from Detroit Garden Works.

Above: The pergola can be powder coated in the color of your choice or left unfinished to age naturally. For more details, see Detroit Garden Works.

For another dramatic pergola, see An Instant Garden Walkway, Courtesy of a Swedish Pergola.