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Creating a Covered Pergola Walkway in Your Garden
We recently chanced upon The Salters' Garden in the Barbican area of the City of London.
This tiny public park, a one acre plot sitting between part of the old Roman London Wall and a modern office block, was recently improved with new paving and a commemorational water feature.
But we think the stand-out feature of this little space is the pergola - a stuning array of metal arches that provide a shady walk through from one side of the garden to the other.
A covered pergola is a common feature in public gardens, and there are a number of products on the market that can let you acheive the same effect in your own space.
Based on their popular garden arches and made from galvanised tubular steel, these pergolas are available in 4 different styles and in depths up to 9.75 metres.
There is a wide choice of widths too, from 1.2 metres right up to 3 metres wide. An optional lattice infill is available to give support to your plants and also give the pergola a more enclosed feel.
As with their garden arches, Agriframes provide a 10 year guarantee for complete peace of mind.Pergolas at Agriframes
Harrod Horticultural Pergolas
Just like Agriframes, Harrod Horticultural have developed a range of metal pergolas based on their garden arch designs. There are over 10 styles available from clasic round, gothic and ogee styles, to more contemporary square pergolas.
Harrod products are designed and manufactured right here in the UK, and they typically use 1.5mm thick wall x 25mm square steel section, which is galvanised inside and out for the ultimate weather protection.
When ordering, you first choose your base unit (effectively your first part of the tunnel) and specify a height and width, as well as depth of 2 or 3 metres. Then add extension kits to extend it out as far as you need - in 1 or 1.5 metres lengths.
Harrod also offer a full 10 year guarantee on their products.Pergolas at Harrod
Gothic Tunnel Pergola
This gothic tunnel is 1.4 metres wide and 1.8 metres deep, while the stunning gothic apex tops out at 2.2 metres.
This tunnel is effectively two gothic arches seamlessly joined together with extension bars.
What is interesting about this product (and the arch it's based on) is that it's constructed from solid steel - 12mm thick in fact, which makes it an ideal choice for heavy climbers or exposed locations.
Even better, these gothic arches are designed and built in the UK. Note: delivery times are running at about 6-8 weeks at the moment due to high demand.
This product is available from Crocus, one of the largest gardening websites in the UK (over 4000 plant varieties!)Gothic Tunnel at Crocus