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New timber arches from Harrod Horticultural
Four different designs, all designed and made right here in the UK
Use code AG6TRAD10 to save on high quality metal garden arches (until 30 June)
A warm welcome to English Garden Arches. We've helped thousands of consumers make informed buying decisions since 2010. Whether you are looking for a simple wooden garden arch, a decorative metal garden arch or an extra wide archway, we've got all the latest news, information and deals on the best garden arches and arbours currently on the market!
We've negotiated with Agriframes to get an exclusive voucher code AG6TRAD10 to save a huge 10% off any arch in their "Traditional" metal garden arch range.
This includes classics like the gothic arch and round arch, as well as the more uncommon wall arch pictured above, though any "Elegance" arches are not part of this offer.
Most traditional arches come with a 10 year guarantee.
This code is valid until 30 June 2019
Designed and made here in the UK, the four different designs are as sturdy and well built as you'd expect, and they all come with a 20 year rot guarantee.
If you want to make a real statement in your garden or outdoor space, then consider these beautifully detailed screen panels from Harrod Horticultural. Available as free-standing with posts or wall mounted in 3 stunning designs.
There are 3 widths and heights available and you can also link several arches together with galvanised steel cable to make a stunning tunnel.
The design was inspired by a visit to the gardens at Raymond Blancs famous Le Manoir hotel and restuarant no less! Harrod single hoop arch
This particular portico (that's the official name for such an arch) is in the gothic style with the distinctive pointed finial and comes supplied with lattice infill panels.
Although factory supplied in matt black, there are 5 other colours to choose from, or you can take advantage of Agriframe's bespoke colouring service and have any shade you want! Agriframes Gothic Portico
It is available in a wide range of sizes between 1 and 3 metres wide, has a 10 year guarantee and you can even link multiple arches together! Harrod square metal arch
While browsing Coal Drops Yard, a new retail and events space in a former Victorian Coal Yard next to Kings Cross Station, we chanced upon this lovely installation of illuminated arches.
Located in a garden terrace on the upper level, these arches look great at night and provide some good inspiration if you are looking for ideas for on-trend modern arches for your own space. Coal Drops Yard at Kings Cross
All products in the Loire range feature some lovely ornate scrollwork, and are finished in a distressed white-grey colour which makes a nice change from the usual black. White metal garden arch
Not to be confused with the original flat- top Wrenbury arch, this one has a generously sized curved top section and is finished in the same attractive gunmetal grey colour. Available now for just over £100. Wrenbury Round Top Metal Arch
This is part two of our look at garden arbours - in this article we're looking at large arbours that can seat more than two people. Continue reading
There's no better way to relax and enjoy the fruits of your gardening efforts, than from the comfy seat of a garden arbour. Here are four arbours that are very reasonably priced under £200 and yet are both elegant and practical two-seaters. Continue reading
If you are looking for a sturdy archway then you should know about Poppyforge and their solid steel arches designed and made right here in the UK and available from long-established online retailer, Greenfingers.Solid steel gothic arch
If you are looking for an arch that is a minimum or maximum size, you can now search in an instant!
Following some user feedback, we've now added a custom search box to the main menu on the left (mobile users: click top right for menu)
You can now search for all arches that are over or under any width you care to enter (in centimetres).
Leading garden structures and fencing company, Grange, has just unveiled two new collections of garden items, both of which include timber arches with some rather striking modern looks.
The Contemporary Arch consists of a seamless slatted panel design that flows around this curved top archway, yet remains ideal for climbing plants to thrive. Matching planters and fence panels allow you to continue this up-to-date look throughout your garden. Contemporary arch
The Urban Arch is quite the opposite and it's clean, sharp lines and unusual side panel design are bang up to date. It will particularly appeal to the more minimalist gardener, and matching screen panels will allow you to zone off a private, relaxation area. Urban arch
It's a stylish metal arch finished in on-trend gunmetal grey and has some nice simple detailing on the side panels.
What sets it apart though, are the two integrated planter boxes either side, which of course are in the same colour and style as the main arch.
At over 1 metre wide between the posts, the arch itself is a good size and the planters themselves are 50cm square. Garden arch with planters
Here are two wooden garden arches sporting a distinctly Japanese design, that would suit not only an oriental style setting but would look great in any space. Both are priced around £80 so are great value too and made from sustainably sourced timber.
Greenfingers Japanese Style Arch
This arch really has cracked the Japanese look with the triangular top and of course those circular side 'windows'. It is made from high quality fir and is easily put together. At over 1 metre between the posts, it's a good size too.Japanese arch
Greenfingers Premier Arch
This wooden arch has an unusual side design that has both diamond trellis and vertical bars that is not only visually striking but also gives climbing plants plenty of chances to get established. A great choice if you can't decide which style of arch to go for! Premier arch
A gothic arch is one of the most popular styles for a metal arch with a wide range to choose from at all price levels. But did you know there are actually two types of gothic arch?
A traditional gothic arch has gently sloping slides culminating in a simple point - very much like the shape of a church window and this shape dates back to Gothic architecture of the late medieval period.
We've only found two arches that feature this shape, the Poppyforge Gothic Metal Arch and the Harrod Gothic Metal Arch. Both are superbly constructed from heavyweight steel and the Harrod arch comes in various widths up to 2.5 metres.
A more widely available style of gothic arch is the Ogee, which consists of a double curve rising to a sharp point. This is sometimes also referred to as a Venetian arch owing to it's popularity in that city.
There are a number of such arches available for under £50, including the ever popular Gardman Gothic Arch, and the Gardman Versailles shown here. For more heavy duty ogee arches, again both Poppyforge and Harrod offer a number of products.
But fear not, we have looked around and come up with this excellent list of extra wide garden arches! Wide garden arches
Wall arches or half arches, call them what you will - all we know is that they are very difficult to find! We are always getting enquiries for them, now we've extended our search and found a couple of great and reasonably priced examples.
Agriframes Wall ArchThis arch from Agriframes is quite substantial and is available in a variety of widths from 1.2 metres to a massive 3.6 metres. Competitively priced too, it even has an optional infill pack in an attractive honeycomb design.
Annette recently emailed us about her purchase of this arch: "It was really easy to put together ... We were getting approving comments from passers-by even before we'd finished ... if it looks this good now, it will look stunning once the climbing plants that we've put in start to grow."
The Cambridge arch by Siena is a little bit more than a half arch in size, and includes some nice ornate scrollwork. We think this would be a great idea to brighten up a dull alleyway along the side of your house. Cambridge wall arch
Tall and elegant, garden arches with a semi-circular top section are quite popular at the moment and all the major brands have their own versions. Whether you are looking for a metal or timber one, there's bound to be one to suit your particular setting. Here is a rundown of what is available right now! Continue reading
If you are considering a wide wooden arch, then look no further than the Forest Garden Large Ultima Pergola Arch. It's unusually wide for a wooden archway at 2.1 metres between the posts and with a 2.7 metre overall span.
It's constructed from chunky timbers and there are lattice side panels which add a touch of elegance as well as being helpful to your climbing plants. Also available in a slightly narrower version. Wide timber arch
Inspired by the whalebone arch on Whitby seafront, this unique design features chunky slatted side panels that overlap at the top just like the Whitby monument.
It's wide too at 1.4 metres between the posts so is ideal for spanning a path or bench, and is also available in two depths - 76cm and 150cm. Whitby arch
Harrod Horticultural, makers of RHS endorsed garden arches have just announced their Superior range of greenhouses. Available in three contemporary colours, these elegant, aluminium framed structures are built to be serious working greenhouses and come with a 25 year framework guarantee. High quality greenhouses
It is very large at 2.5 metres wide and 2.3 metres tall, and there are 3 depths available: 0.6 metres, 1.05 metres and 1.55 metres.
It is designed to be installed directly into soil (an extra 40cm is added to the height to allow this) but optional mounting sockets are available if you want to fix it to hard ground or concrete.
Like all Harrod arches it is built to last, and is constructed from thick, galvanised steel backed up by a 10 year framework warranty. Moon Gate arch
Harrod Horticultural have just announced a new addition to their range of arches - the Ellipse. This arch has a flatter, gently curved top section. This design works especially well over wider spans - and the Ellipse excels here. There are 5 widths available, from 1.5 metres wide right up to 3.5 metres - wide enough to drive your car through! Wide ellipse arch
There's no doubt that a garden arch can add a touch of elegance to your outdoor space and create an interesting focal point. In this article we will be looking at the benefits of installing a metal garden arch. Continue reading
We are often asked what is the proper procedure to securely fix a garden arch or arbour into the ground, so here is a quick explainer for you to ensure you get a sturdy, wobble-free structure! Continue reading
Gardman have a number of nicely detailed metal arches at the moment, but their Nature arch is particularly attractive and one of a ten strong range of matching garden items including hanging baskets and planters.
The side panels of this tubular iron archway are decorated with motifs of leaves and birds. It's also finished in a pleasing dark brown colour.
Like all Gardman arches it's flat-packed but easily assembled, and it's very well priced too. Worth a look if you are on a budget but want something more than a basic black metal arch. Nature themed metal arch
Here is a quick summary version of our exclusive buyers guide - read the full version here
Why buy a garden arch?
An archway can add height to a flat garden and provides an ideal home for colourful and fragrant climbing plants. A well-placed arch can also divide a garden into separate areas or, in conjunction with hedges or fencing, screen off utility areas such as washing lines or bins.
Metal or wooden garden arches?
Wooden arches tend to be more suited to traditional settings, and their natural timber construction blends in well. The timber is usually pressure treated to protect against rot, and they are usually of a green of brown colour. Trellis side panels are popular, as is the rustic effect made with rounded larch poles.
Metal arches are more contemporary are are well suited to more urban situations. Most metal arches for gardens are plain steel or painted black and can range from simple designs to those with very ornate detailing. Side panels can sometimes be trellis style but often they are open. Some galvanised steel frames can easily be painted any colour you like.
In their most basic form arbours are simply garden archways but with a fixed seat under the arch. They can be metal or wooden. Wooden arbours tend to be more enclosed are therefore more suited to the variable British weather. Often supplied in a natural finish, wooden arbours can be painted in bright or heritage shades to blend in with their surroundings.
Read the Full Buyers Guide