Gardening – Arbours, Pergolas


A beautiful arbour (arbor)  leading into the front of the craft house at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.

They can be a superb addition to the garden, displaying climbing  roses or other climbers or used to lead into one part of the garden into another. For example from the vegie garden into a shaded area for sitting. A large garden may have a rose garden which leads into a herb garden through an arbour. Bougainvillea or wisteria is ideal for training over an abour with colourful flowers for a beautiful display.

P1020169Front of the craft cottage. Great example of Federation style architecture surrounded by lovingly tended gardens by volunteers.

Cyprus (2004)

Cyprus (2004)


Another example used for supporting grapevines.


Alley with grapevine-covered pergola in the centre of Koilani village, P1010645Cyprus.

“Koilani1” by Etan J. Tal – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

Shaded area for sitting out, under the pergola taken at a home in New Zealand.


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