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10 Easy Pieces: Arched Arbors

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10 Easy Pieces: Arched Arbors

March 20, 2018

An arched arbor can be one of the most effective elements in a garden design. Unlike a trellis, which acts like a wall, an arbor should welcome visitors and frame a tantalizing view of the garden they’re about to enter.

If you’re shopping for an arbor, consider function first. For people to walk comfortably beneath it, an arbor should be higher than six feet and at least three feet wide. Also make sure it’s sturdy enough to support the weight of whatever you want to grow on it.

Here are 10 arched arbors made of metal (iron and steel) with simple silhouettes, designed to play supporting roles to climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle, or jasmine.

A generously-sized arched Artistic Wrought Iron Arbor is powder-coated for weather protection. It comes with four ground stakes and measures 55 inches wide and \100 inches high; \$4\25 from Monticello Shop (allow up to four weeks for delivery).
Above: A generously-sized arched Artistic Wrought Iron Arbor is powder-coated for weather protection. It comes with four ground stakes and measures 55 inches wide and 100 inches high; $425 from Monticello Shop (allow up to four weeks for delivery).
From Durham, North Carolina–based Austram, a 7.5-foot-high Nelumbo Metal Arbor is \$\187.\10 from Hayneedle.
Above: From Durham, North Carolina–based Austram, a 7.5-foot-high Nelumbo Metal Arbor is $187.10 from Hayneedle.
A customizable Roman Arch Arbour is available in three depths and choice of attachable trellis panels to train climbers. All arches are \2.45 meters high (approximately eight feet); prices start at £\195 from Harrod Horticultural.
Above: A customizable Roman Arch Arbour is available in three depths and choice of attachable trellis panels to train climbers. All arches are 2.45 meters high (approximately eight feet); prices start at £195 from Harrod Horticultural.
A weather-resistant Outdoor Iron Arch measures 87.8 inches high and 68.5 inches wide (including the two \14-inch side panels); \$\164.4\1 at Home Depot.
Above: A weather-resistant Outdoor Iron Arch measures 87.8 inches high and 68.5 inches wide (including the two 14-inch side panels); $164.41 at Home Depot.
A seven-foot-high Newport Metal Arbor by Austram is \$\233.30 at The Mine.
Above: A seven-foot-high Newport Metal Arbor by Austram is $233.30 at The Mine.
A Round Top Steel Arch made by Bosmere in a powder-coated gray finish is seven feet, two inches wide; \$\2\29.99 via Amazon.
Above: A Round Top Steel Arch made by Bosmere in a powder-coated gray finish is seven feet, two inches wide; $229.99 via Amazon.
Above: A Steel Arbor with a simple silhouette is 75 inches high and 39 inches wide; $54.99 from Wayfair.
A 9\2-inch-high Fretwork Wrought Iron Arbor is 4\1 inches wide and comes with display feet (in case you want to move it from one spot to another); \$\259 from Monticello Shop.
Above: A 92-inch-high Fretwork Wrought Iron Arbor is 41 inches wide and comes with display feet (in case you want to move it from one spot to another); $259 from Monticello Shop.
Esschert Design&#8\2\17;s gray Industrial Heritage Rose Arch in Distressed Metal is 93 inches high and 49 inches wide; \$\1\29.99 at Target.
Above: Esschert Design’s gray Industrial Heritage Rose Arch in Distressed Metal is 93 inches high and 49 inches wide; $129.99 at Target.
A 90-inch-high Panacea Quatrefoil Garden Arbor has an &#8\2\20;overlapping diamond accent on the two side panels&#8\2\2\1; and is \$\1\17.99 at Best Nest.
Above: A 90-inch-high Panacea Quatrefoil Garden Arbor has an “overlapping diamond accent on the two side panels” and is $117.99 at Best Nest.
Arbor, trellis, pergola, what’s the difference? See Hardscaping 101: Pergolas for an explanation (and essential design tips). For more design ideas, see our curated guides to Garden Design 101, including Gates & Fences and Exteriors & Facades. And don’t miss:

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