Hardscapes are a great way to define a space and elevate the appearance of a home. Arbors provide a timeless design and are a great way to do exactly that by framing a gate or a path. Whether you’re covering it with climbing roses or simply looking to add an element of drama with a partial view to the garden beyond, arbors are a great way to transform your home space.
What’s the difference between an arbor, pergola, and trellis?
- Arbors are a freestanding structure that acts as an entranceway to a garden by creating a grounded space providing an atmosphere to house your outdoor garden. An arbor is considered the “doorway”.
- Pergolas support a rooftop grid where vines can be trained to provide natural shade. Typically pergolas are the size of a room. They can be freestanding or attached to your home. A pergola is considered the “ceiling”.
- A trellis is a flat grid that is mounted on a wall or fence to support trailing plants. A trellis is considered to be a “wall”.