Add curves. One of the hallmarks of English landscaping is the movement away from rigid geometric garden beds and toward serpentine shapes. In this case, the arch of the arbor leading into a secondary "room" echoes the curve of the garden beds. The use of plants rather than formal walls
distance — an arbor that acts as a doorway to the hidden garden beyond. This arbor's placement is successful because the lawn continues beneath it like a walking path — and plantings on either side prevent anyone from side-stepping the journey.
charming arbor draws you in deeper and promises access to the garden that can be seen in the distance. But without passing under that arch, crossing that threshold and rounding that last curve in the lawn, you'll never know what's back there.
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is the arbor we are going with! Whole look works.
Arbor for pool area by tables
An arbor helps shade outdoor BBQs and dinners through the long Texas summers.Sally's proudest homeowner moment: "After a dinner party at our home last night, we almost had a group that 'stayed for the turn,' which apparently means staying long enough for the next meal to be served." More:My Houzz: Eclectic