Looking for that extra ‘something’ to elevate your garden? Garden arches offer endless possibilities that not only take the appearance of your garden to the next level, but they also have many practical uses too!
Garden arches have been a popular garden accessory for thousands of years. Even the ancient Greeks and Romans were partial to a pergola or an arch. Today, they are a popular must-have for public and private gardens around the world.
Over the years, garden arches have evolved to be made out of all sorts of materials such as wood, metal, vinyl, stone, sticks, vines and more. This endless variety offers a wealth of ideas for garden arch additions.
How to choose the best garden arches for your home
When thinking of garden arch ideas, the best way to make a decision is to think about what purpose you would like your arch to serve. Here we list some great practical purposes for your garden arch.
A pathway or front garden entrance arch
We’ve all experienced that ‘lost’ feeling when we’ve walked into someone’s yard, particularly if it is on a large property. An arched garden entrance can make all the difference. Archways serve as a great but subtle way to show a defined entry or pathway without needing to set up signs or lay down a stone pathway.
You will commonly see a garden entrance arch in homes that are classy, elegant, and sleek. It’s a nice touch to make the facade of your home look more complete.
Shading areas of your garden
Depending on the layout of your home, your garden might be exposed to a lot of sun. You can use a singular archway to create a spot of shade over a particular area of your garden, such as a patch of flowers or over a seat. Multiple arches in a row can help create an extended shaded area, perfect if you like a reading spot or a calming shaded nook in your garden.
An arch garden bench to create a beautiful sitting spot
There are two ways to achieve an arched garden bench. One way is to use an arch frame that already has a bench attached to it, or you can have a bench that stands independently beneath the arch. What you choose ultimately depends on how much space you have in your garden, how wide you’d like the arch to be and the style of look you’re trying to achieve.
Having a seated area beneath an arch helps to create another focal point within your garden while also creating a relaxing sitting area.
Showcasing your climbing plants
Are you growing climbing roses? You can grow climbing plants in more locations than your fence-line or trellis. Archways are perfect for climbing plants as they help to create a natural shape to support them as they grow. There are also many climbing plants for arches that you can choose from, including flowering varieties for pops of colour, or the simple elegance of green vine foliage.
A garden arch with roses is one of the most popular variations of the garden arch. The rose arch is considered to be the epitome of romance and has been used for centuries as a symbol of love and beauty in performances and marital ceremonies.
The garden arch experts
Arches don’t just have one functionality, and can be used for a variety of purposes in your garden. If you would like any advice about starting a garden arch for climbing roses, or have any questions about installing an arch garden bench, get in touch with the garden experts at Garden Express by calling us on 1300 606 242 or by filling in our online contact form.