Arbor and pergola installations have become popular and economic home additions used for enhancing the appeal of back yards and outdoor living spaces everywhere.
These garden features are used for forming a shaded walkway, passageway, or sitting area of vertical posts or pillars that usually support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice, often upon which woody vines are trained.
They may also be an extension of a building or serve as protection for an open terrace or a link between pavilions; linking pavilions or extend from a building’s door to an open garden feature such as an isolated terrace or pool.
Freestanding structures, those not attached to a home or other structure, provide a sitting area that allows for breeze and light sun, but offer protection from the harsh glare of direct sunlight. They also give climbing plants a structure on which to grow.