Making Snazzy Re-purposed Garden Arches

Garden arches are a classic addition to any garden and can divide a space, create an ‘entrance or gate’ or just be a focal point. These gardeners have taken the typical garden arch a few steps further by using recycled or re-purposed materials.
Jeanne Sammon's original door arbor set off several projects on FMG
Cheryl York's door arbor
Another door arch set up in Sue Gerdes's daughter's garden
One of Sue Gerdes's twig archways
Jeanne Sammons' hog panel arch, ready to be planted
Window arbor construction for Tawra's archway

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  • Angelia Angelia on May 09, 2018

    Is there a tutorial for re-purposing doors for this project?


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  • Katie Katie on Jan 28, 2014
    These are amazing! I love them all!!

  • Artist In The Garden Artist In The Garden on Feb 22, 2015
    Inspiring ! So many ways to create good looking arches. Some of the store bought wooden arches will warp over time. Found a sturdy, heavy duty garden arch made of salt treated lumber. Because it was warped it was cheap. Free or recycled items can be attached to this arch to hide any defects. I'll cover mine with driftwood after a bathtub sized planter is attached to the top.