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Wide Garden Arches

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 is a selection of extra wide garden arches that are at least 1.5 metres (5 feet) wide between the posts. Note that some of the metal ones are available in various widths.

  Agriframes Monet Arch Forest Garden Large Ultima Arch Zest4Leisure Twilight Arch Harrod Ellipse Arch
Name Agriframes
Monet Arch
Forest Garden
Large Ultima
Twilight Arch
Ellipse Arch
Type Metal Wooden Wooden Metal
Height 220cm 218cm 213cm 207-250cm
Width 180cm 270cm 210cm 150-350cm
Between Posts various 210cm 196cm various
Price £171 £285 £149 £291+

Price at publication time

1. Agriframes Monet Arch

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

Agriframes Monet ArchThe 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.

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2. Forest Garden Large Ultima Arch

"One of the widest timber arches - this sturdy arch can span a 2 metre path!"

Forest Garden Large Ultima ArchThe 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.

NOTE: This product seems to be out of stock at the moment (March 2021)

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3. Zest4Leisure Twilight Arch

"A wider than average timber arch with useful lattice side panels and a raftered top section"

Zest4Leisure Twilight ArchThe Twilight is probably the next widest timber arch after the Large Ultima, and does follow the same design trends.

The trellis side panels are useful for climbing plants, and there's a raftered top section.

The arch is 1.96 metres between the posts and 2.1 metres wide overall. It's very reasonably priced for the size.

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4. Harrod Ellipse Arch

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

Harrod Ellipse ArchHarrod 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.

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See Also

Both Agriframes and Harrod Horticultural offer a range of metal arches available in a variety of widths up to 3 metres wide. Furthermore, Harrod even have a bespoke service where they can design an arch to your exact specifications.