Garden Arbors – Inviting and Relaxing

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.

A collection of Garden Arbors

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!

Stunning Stone Arbor in the woods in fall.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?

Side garden at Sensible Gardening and LivingMy 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.

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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

garden arborsTraditional 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

Rustic Arbor and PergolaMy friend Jacki from Blue Fox Farm has a fabulous Arbor/pergola combination. So rust and inviting!

Rustic arbor with roses, clematis and daisiesMy 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

Rustic arbor with orange flowers. Great for a country wedding!  Source: Wyatt Gardens .

Metal arbor and walkway.

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.

stone arbor

Not something that would be easy to make, but what a bang for the time!  Just love this one.  Source:  Imgfavvegetable arbor

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.

  4 comments for “Garden Arbors – Inviting and Relaxing

  1. 09/10/2013 at 4:26 am

    These wonderful arbours make my little rustic one seem insignificant – but I love it anyways. Thanks for sharing.

    • admin
      09/10/2013 at 6:54 am

      The beauty of yours is the whole scene. I love the clematis. So pretty.

      Carol

  2. 03/29/2016 at 2:09 pm

    Hi –

    I am in love with the rustic Arch that was from Wyatt Gardens blog – did they make this or is there anywhere to purchase one? We own a rustic elegant wedding venue and this would be perfect for our outdoor weddings!

    Thank you
    Patti

    • Carol
      03/29/2016 at 7:31 pm

      Hi Patti. I doubt that it was purchased. To me it looks hand made from grape vines and flowers. The Wyatt blog included a photo of it was about a wedding they featured on their blog. If you follow the link under the photo and contact them, they may have more information. Carol

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