garden arbors

Garden Arbors - Affordable Structures that Add Charm!

Garden arbors - One of the most satisfying ways to bring your garden and patio décor to another level without spending a lot of money is to include a garden arbor.

These structures can help you to create garden rooms or focal points, and can also create transitional zones from one area to another. Take a look at the photo below. Arbors are freestanding structures with 4 upright posts, trellis or lattice sides, and an overhead arch.

Arbors and pergolas provide delightful accents. They are great structures to grow climbing plants...

If you are looking to buy an arbor for your patio, consider one with benches and swings if you have the space. Being three dimensional, these garden accessories provide you with a depth similarly experienced within the home with walls and a ceiling; the lattice sides are like vertical walls, and the overhead arch provides the idea of the ceiling plane.

Take a look at our arbor recommendations below. We consider Yardiac, regularly featured on Good Morning America, to be a top rate Internet retailer of gardening supplies and accessories.

They sell a vast selection of quality arbors in all styles. And for affordablity, Yardiac offers a low price guarantee which basically provides you with a discount should you find this item elsewhere for less. Price range is from $85 to $1000 depending on size, materials and accessories.

Arbors at Amazon:

  • garden
  • vinyl
  • cedar
  • metal
  • priced from $49 to $1000

Additional accessories: wings, fences, benches, swings, gates will bring the price up.

Assembly information: Most parts are preassembled at the factory and no special assembly skills are necessary; set up time 20 minutes to 1 hour.

For the do it yourselfer (diy), consider buying a set of arbor plans and building from scratch.

Arbor and pergola materials

The three most common materials used in arbor construction are wood, metal and vinyl. While each one has its own merits and aesthetic appeal, vinyl is catching on quickly, and becoming a rapid favorite. Here is a short summary of the features and benefits to these different materials:

  • Vinyl ~ a great look and investment for your outdoor space! No maintenance required; will never need painting, staining, or sealing and will not fade, crack, warp, splinter, or peel. Ultralast vinyl arbors sold at Yardiac come with a lifetime warranty. Color: white.
  • Cedar ~ traditional and beautiful designs! These wood arbors are built to last for many years. You can paint, stain or leave them to weather gracefully to a silver gray.
  • Metal ~ for an elegant and graceful look evoking English style and tradition! Selection includes: great vintage style arbors and rose arches, to gothic. Less expensive garden structures are made with black poly -coated tubing. Other metals: iron and steel.

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