November 2

Top 10 Overhead beams and vertical gardening

Created by Anna Kapuvari


Vertical gardening is one of the best ways to enlarge your planting space and create different layers in the garden. The materials vary from timber to metal and it is always best to go with a bespoke feature to make something unique and well-fitted for your available space.


  1. Timber pergola

    timber-pergola-simple-but-great  A simple but effective way to create slight shade and structure for your climbing plants. It creates a slightly enclosed area with a sense of privacy.

  2. Painted pergola with hanging features

    pergola-with-swingWhy not use your pergola as a structure for swings and hammocks? Nothing better for the kids than a garden full of surprises.

  3. Archway with trellis

    timber-archway-with-trellis Timber archways can create a sense of entrance into your garden as you may step into the quiet and tranquil space. Square trellises can ensure climbers are growing in the right direction.

  4. Metal pergola

    metal-pergola To have a romantic element in your garden you can use this rustic bespoke pergola made of corrugated iron. Climbing roses look especially good with this feature.

  5. Arch with fairy lights

    arch-with-fairy-lightsNothing better for a garden party then lighting up your features with decorative lighting. You can use fairy lights on your timber arches among the climbing plants.

  6. Vertical gardening with crates

    vintage-crates-fixed-to-the-wallOur design in this pub herb garden uses vintage wine crates filled with herbs which are used in the kitchen for cocktails and cooking. Using recycled materials always ensures a unique feature which is both cost-effective, environmentally friendly.

  7. Brick archway

    brick-archSuited for more spacious gardens, this brick arch invites you to the garden creating a romantic entrance with a scented lavender walk.

  8. Pergola with bamboo screen cover

    pergola-with-bamboo-coverFor an especially sunny site, or under a tree with always falling leaves, it is best to shelter ourselves: bamboo screens are cheap and look natural especially in an exotic themed garden.

  9. Trick entrance

    timber-arch-with-fairy-lights-and-mirrorA timber arch with a mirror hidden at the beck wall – maybe an entrance to a fairy forest? This garden was designed for kids with a fairy trail: odd stepping stones and logs lead into the timber archway.

  10. Simple posts with wires

    timber-post-with-wiresIt is enough for climbing plants to have a few wires across vertical posts – within time, they will create the desired closure.

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