Arbors, Defined


Arbors are structures similar to arches that create a tunnel-like passage over a pathway, entrance, or walkway in the garden. They are often made of wood, metal, or vinyl and often feature a curved or arched top with open sides (though not always). Arbors are commonly used to add a touch of charm and elegance to garden spaces. They can be adorned with climbing plants, such as roses, wisteria, or jasmine, which create a beautiful canopy overhead as they grow and intertwine with the structure. Arbors serve as an inviting gateway or focal point, drawing visitors into different areas of the garden. They evoke a sense of romance and provide a picturesque element for pathways or transitions between garden spaces. 

Here are some ideas for your next arbor project


Colorful arbor with flanking trellis panels



Arbor surrounded by greenery


Tall arbor with brick columns


Pro tip - Always set your arbor with a good foundation, unless you want to be...

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Pavilions & Gazebos, Defined

Pavilions & Gazebos

Pavilions & Gazebos are freestanding garden structures with a roof and typically open sides supported by pillars or columns. They are designed to provide a sheltered space for outdoor seating, relaxation, or social gatherings. These structures can be made of various materials like wood, metal, or vinyl, and they come in a variety of styles and sizes, from simple and traditional to elaborate and ornate. Pavilions & Gazebos can create a focal point in the garden, offering a place to retreat and enjoy the surroundings while being protected from the sun or rain. They can be adorned with curtains, railings, or trellises, providing additional privacy and a cozy atmosphere.

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A gazebo is most often seen with either six or eight sides and a pyramidal roof. 


Pavilions can take various forms but are often more spacious than a gazebo, with square or...

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Pergolas, Defined

What are Pergolas?

A pergola is an outdoor structure consisting of vertical pillars or posts that support a series of crossbeams or rafters on top. The beams create a grid-like pattern that provides partial shade and defines a designated space within the outdoor space. Pergolas are often made of wood or metal and can be freestanding or attached to a building. They serve as an architectural element that adds height, visual interest, and a sense of enclosure. Pergolas are commonly used to create outdoor seating areas, dining spaces, or to define pathways. They also offer support for climbing plants, such as vines or roses, which can be trained to grow and cover the pergola, providing additional shade and a lush, green aesthetic.

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A cedar pergola in a rooftop setting


Pergola Elevation & Plan

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