Landscaping with arbors and arches creates signals for visitors at specific places, like entryways, walkways and seating areas. Good positioning of arbors or arches provides shelter over paths and patios while also bringing aesthetic value when scaling bushes and vines are planted together with them. Put arbors and arches inside the landscape for practical or ornamental purposes. They work well in suburban, country or urban environments, blending into the landscape together with realistic preparation and placement.
Use arches and arbors inside gardens. Plant nectar-producing shrubs contrary to the structures to draw butterflies and give them shelter against powerful winds, like honeysuckle bushes (Lonicera sempervirens).
Put large arbors over driveways to bring focus to the main entry to your house. Leave enough accessibility space for large vehicles, such as maintenance trucks for heat and septic tanks. Put a rock bed across the base of the arbor and use low-lying foliage to prevent from obstructing the view of drivers.
Line a walkway with arches to direct visitors through your landscape. Choose a walkway that contributes to the front entry and apply the arches to signal the visitor’s line of sight toward their destination spot. Avoid planting thorny bushes contrary to the arches for the protection of your visitors.
Use an arbor or arch for a gateway into a flower garden or garden. Put a small arch as an entry point into a child’s play area. Plan for future improvements and prevent putting large structures in these areas.
Put an arbor over the sidewalk leading to your property. Use a picket fence on either side of the arbor to bring a country feel to your landscape and outline your property boundaries.
Use a wide arbor on the front entry. Produce a smooth transition between the walkway and home by planting low shrubs and ground cover across the base of the arbor and dwelling base.
Prune trees into arbors or arches. Plant trees, like the wisteria, contrary to arbors for nesting private seating locations.