When used to support climbing plants garden arches add structure, height and focus to your yard that becomes more beautiful with each passing year. Garden arches can also be used to create a perfect entrance, frame a walkway, or lead from one area of the garden to another. You can also use an arch to frame a view beyond your garden, giving the impression that your yard is actually bigger than it is.

When choosing an arch be sure to consider the scale and style of it, as well as how it will fit in with the rest of the garden. Covered in flowers and foliage a garden arch adds a pretty punctuation mark to your landscape. But make sure the arch you choose is sturdy enough to support the weight of your climbing plant a couple of years along the line when it may have tripled in size.

Decorative metal or wooden arches in modern or rustic styles are one of the simplest ways you can introduce a hard structure to your landscape to showcase the best climbing plants. Now get creative with our recommendations.

rose covered garden arch and bench

An arch can be used to frame a seating area, adding beautiful color and foliage

(Image credit: David Austin Roses)

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