Tuteur is the French word for “tutor,” and in the garden, tuteurs teach plants valuable lessons. Whether you’re training night-blooming moonflowers or papery-thin clematis, climbing vines and flowers will flourish with a little support from these pyramidal structures.
We’ve rounded up 10 tuteurs to add an air of French insouciance to your garden.
Above: Available in three sizes, a zinc Garden Tuteur with a square base for support and a hand-forged oak leaf and acorn finial (shown also in the feature photo at top) is $128 to $398 at Terrain. Above: A 52.75-inch-tall Steel Climbing Obelisk is €69 at Manufactum.
Above: A wooden Obelisk made of acacia hardwood comes in three colors (shown is Parma Grey); £69.99 from Crocus. Above: A trio of Rose Pillar Obelisks made of black powder-coated steel with heights ranging from 62 to 86 inches is available seasonally for $233.50; for next shipping dates, see Kinsman Garden. Above: A Patio Garden Obelisk is an elegant, simple option with plenty of legs for hosting climbing vines; £13.99 from UK Garden Supplies. Above: A set of six Wood Obelisk Trellises made of bamboo is $101.94 from Wayfair. Above: Made of raw metal designed to rust over time, a large Barrington Obelisk Plant Support measures 13 inches in diameter and is nearly 71 inches tall; £50 from Garden Trading. Above: Made of welded steel rods, a Rose Trellis is available in two finishes (raw, which “will develop a rich, reddish patina of rust,” and galvanized); €123 to €168, depending on finish, at Manufactum. Above: A wrought iron garden tuteur, the Achla Designs Cornette Pylon II is 82.5 inches high; $139.99 from Outdoor Living. Above: A metal Byland Obelisk with a teardrop finial is £26.99 from Crocus.
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