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Monday 23 April 2018

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12 April 2018

Large Garden Arbours

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

12 April 2018

Best Garden Arbours under £200

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

12 March 2018

A 'solid' bargain if you know where to look!

Solid steel gothic archIf you are looking for a sturdy archway then you should know about GAP Garden Products and their solid steel arches designed and made right here in the UK and available from them on Amazon.

But here's an interesting thing. Some of their arches are also available from Greenfingers under the Poppyforge brand - and are often cheaper!

We've often admired the Geddington arch for its beautiful gothic spire, and now you can too for just £170 with free delivery from Greenfingers. Solid steel gothic arch

11 March 2018

Search for arches by any width

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).

9 March 2017

Save 10% at Agriframes

Agriframes

Agriframes have been in the garden industry for over 45 years, designing and manufacturing a wide range of garden structures and supports.

They've just released a new voucher code which gives you 10% off ANY of their garden structures, including of course their high-grade metal garden arches. Use code 10GS18D to save 10% at the checkout.

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4 March 2018

Yorkshire born and bred!

Lattice arden archDid you know there is a company tucked away in deepest Yorkshire with 30 years experience making garden structures? Tom Chambers arches are made from sturdy square section steel and there are four elegant designs to choose from, like this lattice arch - proving to be quite a strong seller right now. Tom Chambers lattice arch

15 February 2018

Garden arches with gates

Garden arches with gatesGarden arches can be quite versatile little structures. Not only do they make a great focal point within your garden or outdoor space, but they can also add height to a flat area or provide a wonderful scented walkthrough, and they can be highly practical too. Here are five top buys available at the moment.Arches with gates

4 February 2018

New modern arches from Grange Fencing

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.

Contemporary archThe 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

Urban archThe 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

27 January 2018

The Huntingdon arch has integrated planters

Garden arch with plantersIf you are looking for a smart metal arch with integrated planters (and they are not easy to find!) then take a look at the Huntingdon.

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

22 January 2017

Turning Japanese - get the oriental look

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.

Japanese archGreenfingers 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

Premier archGreenfingers 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

10 January 2018

Getting to the point with gothic arches

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?

Traditional gothic arch

Harrod gothic metal archA 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 GAP Geddington 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.

Ogee gothic arch

Ogee gothic archA 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 GAP and Harrod offer a number of products.

All gothic arches

5 January 2018

Wide garden arches

Wide garden archesIf you are looking for a wide garden arch - say over 1.5 metres, then you'll know it's a difficult task. The standard width of the openings on garden arches seems to be around 1 metre on average.

But fear not, we have looked around and come up with this excellent list of extra wide garden arches! Wide garden arches

1 December 2017

Garden arches for walls

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.

Wall archAgriframes Wall Arch
This 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."

Agriframes wall arch

Wall archThe 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

10 November 2017

Round up of the round tops!

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

25 October 2017

The Large Ultima arch really measures up

Wide wooden garden archIf 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

1 October 2017

New Whitby arch celebrates town's heritage

Whitby timber archForest Garden have just launched a striking new arch called the Whitby, that celebrates that town's important role in the whaling industry.

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

20 September 2017

Give your plants the best chance with a Harrod superior greenhouse

High quality greenhouseHarrod 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

5 September 2017

Arches priced to make you smile

Smiles Woodcraft based in Wiltshire offer a very wide range of timber products and hand make all of them to order - but they are not as expensive as you might think and delivery is usually within 10 days. In fact they are very reasonably priced. Here are a couple of their garden arch products:

Flat top wooden archFlat Top Wooden Arch £49.95
A classic flat top arch with trellis side panels. It's made from pressure treated wood and although it's self assembly, it only requires 4 screws to put together! Delivery cost is £15 to most UK mainland addresses which makes it really good value.Flat top arch

Circular timber archCircular Arch £209.99
This one is a little bit more expensive but still represents great value for a UK made arch that is a little unusual in design. It is 2 metres wide and almost 2 metres tall so it's a good size for most applications. Delivery cost is £30 to most UK mainland addresses. Circular arch

25 August 2017

New moon gate arch from Harrod

Circular wooden garden archIf you are looking for an arch that is a little bit unusual, then you will like this attractive new circular arch from Harrod Horticultural.

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

15 August 2017

New super wide metal arch

Wide metal archHarrod 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

31 July 2017

Why buy a metal garden arch?

Metal garden archesThere'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

15 July 2017

How to fix a garden arch into the ground

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

1 July 2017

Back to nature with Gardman

Nature garden archGardman 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

20 March 2017

New white-grey metal arch

Loire garden archGardman have just released a new range of garden products - their Signature Loire range features nine items such as obelisks and planters, as well as this elegant metal archway.

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

6 February 2017

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5 January 2017

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Buying Advice

Garden arches: all you need to know

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.

Garden Arbours
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