Rustic sustainable Archways


CAR Gardens has installed these two archways to help separate a large garden, into areas with different uses. Beyond one arch there is the Orchard and children’s play area, and through the other the utility shed and compost bays.

Despite only being recently installed, existing climbers were pruned and peeled back from the old frames and re tied in the their new supports. This has given the impression that they have been sitting comfortably in their surroundings for some time. The vigorous climber Clematis montana rubens has quickly established itself, and once again flowered profusely across one arch. Growing up through the other are lovely rambling roses, that will soon dominant the space, with colour and scent. Rosa rambling rector links the two together.


The timber used in construction is locally felled Western Red Cedar, that is left untreated, to weather naturally and so as to not leach any chemicals. We commissioned Erik Phipps once again to create the beautiful gate. It is equally sustainable, utilising locally coppiced hazel.

The purple haze flower beds in front of the arches were also created by CAR Gardens, but more of that later…….

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