Woodwork > Arbors, Pergolas & Trellis
If you wish to create a simple vocal point then arbors, pergolas and trellises are easy to build and look fantastic. They provide shade and privacy and allow your climbing vines to grow naturally.
Arbors are used as a method of allowing climbing vines to grow and can incorporate seating areas and garden gates. Traditional arbors tend to have lattice form structure along its top section and a standard arbour would usually have a rounded top section. However you can get flat top section arbors. It is also possible to produce a shady path by connecting two or more arbors together – joining separate parts of your garden together, sometimes called a pergola.
Pergolas tend to be larger than arbors and used commonly as a cover for large patios and decks. Pergolas do not have lattice sides and plants and vines are trained to climb and follow the posts constructed at regular intervals in the corners whereby the roof will be supported. The roof can be constructed of parallel beams or even a lattice structure sat upon perpendicular beams.
Trellises tend to be constructed from lattice structures and mounted on posts or walls. They will support climbing vines and allow them to grow. They can also be mounted between posts to produce a screen affect that can provide shading or give some privacy. Easily extendable if required.