Garden arches are a magical addition to your outdoor space and can be used to achieve many different aesthetics.
Turn a walkway into a blooming haven and grow a variety of flowers and climbing roses through its structure like a trellis, join up gaps or bare areas among hedging plants and bushes, or separate one part of your garden from another.
We offer a wide range of garden arches for you to choose from as well as canopies and pergolas.
Choose from a variety of runners such as honeysuckle and climbing roses to design a mass of colour and scents on your garden arches. Our stable and secure arches are built to last the test of time in all different weathers.
Garden Arch FAQs
How to fix your garden arch to the ground
It's important that your garden arch is secure so that all your effort of growing beautiful climbing plants isn't destroyed on a windy day. You can secure your arches with brackets or by screwing poles and fixings to each leg and sinking it into soft ground.
You may choose to anchor your metal garden arch in concrete by digging holes in the ground and laying the bottom with drainage material, securing the arches in the holes, and pouring concrete to set it. Alternatively, you can screw your arch into concrete foundations set in your garden floor.
Ensure the foundations are frost proof and that they can drain properly in wet weather. If water gets in underneath and freezes, it can lift or break the concrete foundations. Dig holes around 80 to 100 cm deep with drainage material, such as gravel, underneath.
How do I choose a garden arch?
When choosing the perfect garden arch for your area, you need to plan ahead and consider what sort of plants and how many you expect to grow on the installation. When the plants grow, they should be supported with a stable structure. Make sure it is big enough for what you have in mind.
If you're wondering whether to purchase a metal or wooden garden arch, you should decide on the style you want your garden to have. Metal can feel more contemporary whereas wooden can appear more rustic. A low maintenance garden arch would be the metal option, as wooden may require treatment to make it last longer against mould and rot.
Where should I put my garden arch?
This can depend on what role you want your garden arch to play in the design of your outside area. Whether you're looking to:
Then you can start to think creatively. It is entirely up to you – there is no right or wrong answer! Just make sure you decorate it with some beautiful plants and raised beds.
If you are thinking of growing your own fruit and vegetables, don’t forget to browse our complete range of plant supports and find trellises, garden obelisks and more.
How do you install a wooden garden arch?
Don’t let all your hard work go to waste and make sure your wooden archway is properly fixed to the ground so a gust of wind won’t destroy yourplants and flowers. If you’re installing your wooden arch into soft ground, it should be supported and held sturdy by fence post concrete which can be poured into the hole the arch is placed in. Or, screw it into concrete foundations into your garden floor.
It’s important to remember to make your wooden garden arches weatherproof and place drainage material like gravel at the bottom of the holes that you have dug. This will allow rainwater to drain away in wet weather and prevent it from rotting the wood or freezing in winter and damaging any concrete or foundations you’ve placed. To protect your wooden arches from wet weather, dig holes from between 80 to 100 cm deep and fill them with drainage material.
Where should a garden arch be placed?
This can entirely depend on what you want to achieve with your wood arches – there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach, use yours to personalise your garden and showcase striking areas of it. For example, you could: