Arches, pergolas and tunnels create exciting transitions in a garden, inviting you to step into an opening that promises to transport you to a new space and new experience.
These attractive, structural features also serve other functions. They get you to lift your head and look up, always a good thing to get visitors to do.
Lifting the head and looking up instinctively creates a positive feeling of optimism and hopefulness.
Arches and tunnels also convey a sense of mystery, making visitors wonder what is on the other side, what lies beyond. At their most basic, they act as doorways to guide and transport you from one area to another in a classy, elegant way.
Take a look at these excellent examples of stylish arches, pergolas and tunnels, some formed by vines or clipped trees or hedging shrubs, some solid wood or metal structures.
GREAT ARCHES, PERGOLAS AND TUNNELS