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Impressions - Wooden Trellises

On this site you can find photographs of wooden espaliers, mainly in classical structure, meaning those with vertical battening, mostly from Eastern Germany. Depending on their state, the espaliers can be divided: Initially, there are the old, protected vine trellises in the wine-growing area of the Upper Elbe Valley. They are still maintained properly; their rich harvest is often given to press. The wooden espalier on walls outside the wine-growing areas is decayed, oftentimes, if not even torn off, and can at most spread a rest of morbid charm. At last, there are still enthusiasts fixing, or even refitting wooden espaliers. They help preserve a bit of one’s sense of home!

Wooden trellis for climbing roses and other plants, garden-city Marienbrunn, Leipzig / Saxony

Picture Gallery

Here you can see some interesting trellises made of wood as described above.

Historical grapevine trellises, Dresden / Saxony
Trellises for different climbing plants, Graupa / Saxony
Old grapevine trellis with the species "Blauer Trollinger" as a façade greening, Dresden / Saxony
The same trellis structure with an old grapevine after a façade renovation
Bautzen / Saxony, rose espalier on an old fisher house from circa 1600, also called “Witch’s cottage”
Modern trellis with wild grapes, children's hospice Markkleeberg / Saxony
Greening with climbing plants (grapevine) on a wooden trellis, old smithy in Gorsleben / Thuringia
Wooden trellis as a special form with few cross bars, grapevine, Meißen / Saxony
Wooden espalier in Röda / Muldental / Saxony
Jena / Thuringia, delicate (corner) espalier for grapevine in late autumn on the old cemeteries garden house
Kohren-Sahlis / Saxony, winter pears blooming with a very thick trunk
Very old espalier made of wood for grapevines, Tower house Radebeul / Saxony
Old grapevine espalier made of wood, Obertreba / Thuringia