So the client eventually settled on this design for the south side of the garden (the private side), but had not decided on a gate or materials yet. We proposed SynCore, our own composite material, Accoya, the premiere natural wood product with a 50 year warranty, or Sapele, a tropical hardwood like Mahogany, but less expensive.
The client ultimately decided on Accoya for all of the components, both for it's long life, and it's sustainability. Also, the decision was made to make everything white.
Arched Entry Scheme Selected for South Entrance
On the North side of the garden the owner wanted to make a more meaningful statement, as this was going to to be the public face of the garden. The gate decision was made here also, and we would be putting a matching garden gate at the South side as well.
Public Facing Arbor with Gate
Mid project a lower garden was added to the project along with additional picket fencing, a complimentary gate, and some architectural deer fencing.
Public Facing Elevation with Lower Terrace
The finished south side at sunset
The Lower Terrace with Gate & Architectural Deer Fence
The Public Face of the Garden
In summary, this fence & arbor project, fabricated all in Accoya, ended up being a lovely place to garden, added value to the home, and should last for many years with minimal maintenance.