There are a lot of reasons why you might want to add a garden arch to your garden. The functional purpose: for vegetables such as squash and legumes to have something to climb on as they grow. The aesthetic purpose: to create a beautiful bridge of roses to walk through while they grow.
The practical purpose: to turn a gate or bench into something more magical and eye-catching. But, whatever your purpose, there is a garden arch plan here for you.
Take the time to read through the plans and see if you can find one that uses materials that you already have at home. This is a great way to cut down on costs if you don’t want to break your budget. You can find beginner-friendly projects as well as more advanced ones, so pick the right one for your skillset.
1. Simple Garden Arch
If you are a beginner carpenter then this is a great project for you to improve your skills while making a functional and beautiful product.
This garden arch can be built in six parts and in just one day. It’s a wonderful way to frame a garden, to add a statement piece or to create a gateway.
2. Arbor Arch
Just imagine that charming arch at the front gate to your backyard garden. Prickly roses climbing up the side and delicate twinkle lights decorate the frame. A truly magical addition to your garden!
This project will definitely take more than a day to complete but have patience. You can work on it a little bit at a time, and eventually, you will be carrying it out of your workshop and over to the garden.
3. Garden Arch with a Bench
Give yourself that special spot where you can rest and simply gaze out upon the beautiful garden that you have created. A comfortable spot to sit and smell those delicate flowers.
This garden arch project is more advanced because it involves the addition of a bench. However, it’s worth the extra effort so you can have that resting spot you’re looking for.
4. Garden Arch with a Gate
I have always loved gardens that have gated entrances. Ever since I read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson (highly recommended book by the way.)
This garden arch complete with a gate should cost you under $200 to make. But that will depend on how much material you already have at home. It’s a wonderful weekend project that you can get the kids involved in. Teach them how to use a hammer and the importance of precise measuring.
5. Garden Arch for Climbing Plants
As a bridge between two gardens, your new handmade garden arch will look stunning covered in blooming roses.
This is an affordable project that is made out of metal rebar. In this tutorial, you will learn how to bend the rebar and make decorative circles.
6. Garden Arch with Wire
Prepare yourself to spend around 100 bucks for this great garden arch project. A great price compared to store-bought arches sold at much higher prices.
This will be your new home for tomatoes, cucumbers or green beans. They will love climbing up the wire on the sides and it will look attractive too.
7. Squash Arch
Learn how you can build a pretty garden arch and make your squash happy. Here you can grow pumpkins, spaghetti squash, even zucchini or cucumbers.
This project is beginner-friendly, doesn’t take long to make, and its a functional addition to your garden.
8. Pretty White Garden Arch
This garden arch is so pretty you could use it at a wedding! The white contrasts beautifully against the dark green leaves and bright colors of the flowers.
This DIY garden arch will take some careful planning as it does demand a lot of attention to detail. Follow the steps accordingly and enjoy building your new entrance to your blossoming garden.
There is nothing like a great woodworking project to get you out of bed and motivated in the morning. Excitement will overwhelm you as you carefully go through the steps towards a new and eye-catching piece for your garden. You just might get some phone calls from the neighbors asking where you bought it. Don’t be shy to reply proudly that you built it yourself!
Paint your project to your own personal liking and decorate it with climbing plants, twinkle lights, or whatever else you can come up with. When you are all done, sit back and congratulate yourself on another DIY project completed.