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Pergolas, Arbors & Trellises

Pergola, arbor, or trellis: Whatever your preference, these wonderful garden accents add vertical beauty and create practical places to train flowering vines. Plus, they can do so much more, including enclosing a space for privacy, defining an entryway, or adding garden character. Get started on your own garden structure with our inspired ideas, beginning with arbors. Make a design statement with an arbor made of metal, or use a wooden arch with special details to dress up a walkway to a garden. Many arbor, pergola, and trellis projects are easy to complete in a weekend; these five will help you solve a variety of problems in your yard. Many arbor, pergola, and trellis projects work well with other landscape elements, such as a trellis in combination with a fence or screen; look to these ideas to inspire your own project. Our pergola projects provide pointers on integrating both seating and plantings into your own structure. And consider the privacy potential of a pergola. Enclosed pergolas are a wonderful way to incorporate a secluded retreat in a backyard; use our gallery to decide how to include one in your outdoor space.

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Gate with Arbor

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Swing Structure

This freestanding swing is a perfect perch for enjoying the garden.

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