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Archways with Climbing plants

Archways are often free standing elements in gardens or parks, which is why we deal with them here under "Object Greening". We show different constructs, and possibilities how to green them up. But please also take note of the themes "Pergola" and "Canopies". Some arcades border on buildings or combine buildings. Further more, there are archways that act as outer corridors on buildings. Some examples on the page climbing plant walls.

Pergola with grapevine in Ebernburg

Construction and Planting

Archways and arcades can have angular or round roofs made of wood or metal. They are often built like pergolas. Modern, basic components are round arches made of steel pipes that are grounded in the earth, and angled and braced up top. There are kits available for such projects. In addition, wooden slats are installed, or a wire rope arrangement similar to that of a pergola is added. How to green these structures? Take a look at the page pergolas. The concept is pretty much the same.

Small arcade with wine in a garden, Göschenhaus / Grimma / Saxony

Picture Gallery

Here you can find examples of greened arcades. Please also see the complementary photos on the page pergolas.

Arcade made of larch wood built in a historic style and planted with grape vines
Arcade planted with English Ivy
Archway with wine
Grape wine arbour over a garden walk way
Canopied passage with wild grape vines, castle Giebichenstein / Halle an der Saale / Saxony-Anhalt
Arcade with roses, castle Giebichenstein / Halle an der Saale / Saxony-Anhalt
Historic arcade made of wood, Göschenhaus / Grimma / Saxony
Modern steel pergola with Bougainvillea in Australia. Photo. Barbara Steiner.
Large arcade greened with deciduous trees, probably hornbeam. Castle Lichtenwalde / Saxony
Arcade with grapevine. Producer: Atlas Leipzig GmbH, Mr. Stolle ("Marktwinzer zu Leipzig").
Details on the arcade from before
Short arcade for climbing roses, Dornburg / Thuringia
reconstruction of an old garden with arcade for roses
Projecting pergolas make am arcade. Greened with English Ivy. This is a public garden design in Heringsdorf / Rügen / Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Greened arcade as a boundary for a green classroom in Lehnin / Brandenburg. Steel wire ropes fastened on top of stone pillars. Project from Atelier Blümer / Christine Blümer / Potsdam.