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Wednesday 21 February 2024
News, Offers and Inspiration!
This couldn't be a better time to buy a garden arch! Some of the UK's most popular brands have updated their ranges with a host of new products for spring, and in a wide range of styles including both both timber and metal construction.
Installing an arch is a simple and effective way to transform your garden and create a stunning focal point. Here are 4 popular arches that will add the wow factor to any outdoor space, but won't break the bank during these straitened times.
From Forest Garden is this set of 3 chunky 'sleeper' style arches that offer great flexibility in how you arrange them. Maybe in a neat line to form a tunnel, offset for a more informal look or perhaps place them in separate locations? The choice is yours.
The Large Ultima from Forest Garden is one of the widest timber arches, with a total span of 2.4 metres and a very generous 1.6 metres between the posts! Like the style but a bit too wide? It does has a smaller brother at 1.8 metres total width.
With ever rising prices these days, it is nice to know that the folks over at Garden Selections still have a fantastic range of stylish metal garden arches for less than £100! Plus save a further 10% with our exclusive voucher code.
The Japanese have some impressive architecture in their temples - and now with these arches you can go for a similar style in your own garden. Trellis side panels add to the oriental style and help climbing plants to develop.
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The Venus arch by Zest is an attractive timber arch with an opening of 1.35 metres between posts.
The Woodland Arch by Crocus is a pleasing bronze colour with a light rust effect applied.
This Classic Metal Arch also by Crocus is finished in a unique pewter style colour.
The Moon Gate Arch from Harrod Horticultural is UK made from thick, galvanised steel.
Made here in the UK from solid steel, this arch is available as a traditional arch or a wall arch.
Here is a wider than average timber arch that is also great value for money.
New from Agriframes is the Rustic Arch, a variant of their popular Elegance Fine Arch.
If right angles are your thing, then take a look at this perfectly square arch from Harrod.
If you are looking for a wide garden arch - say over 1.5 metres, then you'll know it can be a difficult task, with many arches only managing an opening of around 1 metre. Here is our list of the best extra wide garden arches available now.
Wall arches, or half arches are quite difficult to find! We are always getting enquiries for them; now we've tracked down a few reasonably priced examples. There's a surprising variety on offer with both classic and contemporary designs.
We've Seen The Light and it's at Kings Cross! The adjacent Coal Drops Yard - a new retail & events space, has this lovely installation of illuminated arches.
Advice, Tips & Tricks
Here is a quick explainer for you to ensure you get a sturdy, wobble-free structure!
It can be tough finding the right arch - use our tool to search for a specific size or size range in seconds.
The classic round top arch is a popular choice, but there are many more styles to choose from.
Our top tips on what to look for when considering what type of garden arch to purchase.
Why and when you should opt for a metal arch as opposed to a timber one.
Our new tool makes it easy to work out the volume and weight required to cover an area to a certain depth.
Gardeners have used the garden arch since Roman times, adorning their arches and arbours with roses and vines.
There is nothing wrong with a bare arch, but to really maximise the benefit of your arch, introduce a climbing plant to it.
There are many varieties that will thrive over the structure and afford not only a fantastic display of colour but also waft wonderful fragrances as you pass by.
If you are fed up with poor quality plastic outdoor furniture, consider the Southwold range from Harrod Horticultural, designed to last for generations.
Just like their garden arches, Southwold items are designed and handcrafted in their East Anglian workshops from high grade steel, and supplied with a 25 year structural guarantee.
We spotted these oversized planter pots in a City courtyard - they make an interesting alternative to planter boxes.
To create a cosy ambiance in your home, enjoy outdoor cooking with a pizza oven, or simply need a reliable fuel source for your stove, you cannot beat perfectly kiln dried eco-friendly firewood from Logs Online.
Introducing Garden Arch Matcher, our new tool that displays a card for each arch then you simply swipe right to add it to your shortlist or swipe left to pass! It's a fun way to make a shortlist of potential arches that you can then review in detail.
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 is light green or tan in appearance.
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.
In their most basic form arbours are simply metal or wooden archways but with a fixed seat under the arch.
Wooden arbours tend to be more enclosed and 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.
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