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28 January 2019NEWS

Wide Garden Arches

Wide garden arches
  • Metal and wooden wide arches
  • Priced from under £30
  • Around 1.5 metres or more between posts

A good reason to buy a garden arch is to span a pathway or create an interesting opening in a fence or hedge. A lot of garden archways seem to be around 1 metre wide which sometimes just isn't quite enough for this purpose!

Happily, there are a number of wider arches on the market now. One thing to mention first is that when buying a garden arch, it's most important to check the width between the posts - the maximum width of the actual opening. The total arch width quoted will generally include the posts themselves and any overhang or planter boxes etc.

Here are some extra wide garden arches that are at least 1.5 metres (5 feet) wide between the posts.

  NAME TYPE WIDTH HEIGHT PRICE*
1 Storemore Atlas Arch Timber 158cm 148cm £100
2 Agriframes Monet Arch Metal 180cm 220cm £283
3 PoppyForge Flower Arch Traditional Metal 170cm 152cm+ £214
4 Forest Garden Large Ultima Arch Wooden 270cm 218cm £235
5 Harrod Ellipse Arch Metal 150-350cm 207-250cm £243+

* Average selling price at time this article was published

1. Storemore Atlas Arch

Storemore Atlas Arch"Tall and wide, this great value timber arch has useful trellis side panels"

The Atlas is a trellis wooden arch that is well-proportioned and has that classic pointed arch look down to a tee! The trellis sides and roof are great for climbing plants to work their magic.

Made with timber from managed forests it's pressure treated for rot protection and has a 7 year warranty. As well a good width, it's 2.8 metres tall making it a real giant!

This gives it real presence as well as being very practical. Although it comes flat packed, the roof and side structures are already assembled with the trelliswork in place so you just need to fix the pieces together - an easy two person job. Now available for less than £100 making it good value. Full Details

2. Agriframes Monet Arch

Agriframes Monet Arch"A classic metal arch available in various sizes up to 3.6 metres wide"

The Monet is actually a range of metal arches in a classic, simple style that are available in a range of different widths and heights ranging from 1.2 to 3.6 metres wide. (The price we quoted here is for the 1.8 metre wide version).

Like all Agriframes arches, the Monet is constructed from high quality galvanised steel that is then powder coated black for the ultimate weather protection. There is also a 10 year guarantee.

Patio feet for hardstanding, and infill panels are useful optional extras. Another nice option is a choice of 6 colours including gloss black, sage green and bluebell, or choose your own colour using their bespoke colour service! Full Details

3. PoppyForge Flower Arch Traditional

PoppyForge Flower Arch"An extra wide arch that's 152cm between posts - optional extension kit too!"

Another solid steel arch from PoppyForge, the Flower arch is actual available with a number of different top sections - this particular model has a traditional semi-circular curved top.

Being solid steel, it can actually be fitted directly into soft ground with the use of ground spikes (included in the package). It can also be bolted down on hard ground such as a patio.

Although it's already a good width at around 152cm, it can be further extended with an optional spacer pack (available from PoppyForge directly) that can take it to a massive 300cm (10 feet!)

Note: Because of the sheer weight of the product there is an additional £25 delivery charge. Full Details

4. Forest Garden Large Ultima Arch

Forest Garden Large Ultima Arch"One of the widest timber arches - this sturdy arch can span a 2 metre path!"

The king of wide timber arches with a massive 2.1 metre (7 feet) span between the posts! This is the big brother of the normal Ultima arch. The attractive design features a fine diamond latticework on the side panels and the flat roof has plenty of rafters with a decent overhang - ideal for hanging baskets.

It's made from responsibly sourced timber and is pressure treated against rot and guaranteed for 15 years. Excellent value - that's a lot of timber for your money! With its good looks, wide span and great price it's a best seller. Full Details

5. Harrod Ellipse Arch

Harrod Ellipse Arch"Made from sturdy 25mm square section steel and available in widths up to 3.5m"

Harrod Horticultural have a wide range of high quality, UK made metal garden arches, many of which are available in various configurations. This recent addition to the range is notable as it is available in widths up to 3.5 metres wide - enough to drive your car through!

Made from extra thick 25mm square section steel, the ellipse arch is strong and yet possess an elegant, flatter curved top section. If you can't find the size yo want, Harrod also offer their made to measure service on this arch.

Like all Harrod arches, it is superbly made and is fully galvanised and powder coated to keep the elements at bay. It's also fully endorsed by the RHS society. Full Details