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.