How to Install A Garden Arbour

About Garden Arbours

If you're a DIY novice and wondering how to install a garden arbour, don't worry, it's a relatively straightforward process. Still, getting it exactly right first time will ensure your arbour withstands even the worst of weather and remains a much-loved fixture in your garden for many years to come.

Garden arbours sport a variety of timeless designs, ranging from simple, understated elegance to stunning garden focal points, especially when they include trellis adorned with climbing plants.

The Rowlinson Keswick Garden Arbour Seat 4x3, with a blue cushion and coffee mug on the seat.This is a guide to assembling a basic wood arbour. Consequently, if your arbour has additional features, such as panels for further seating or storage, then the order of assembly may vary.

Don’t worry if this is the case because all Buy Fencing Direct arbours include full instructions to ensure assembly always remains uncomplicated.

Installing A Basic Wood Arbour

Before you begin, it’s important to make sure you have the necessary tools to hand. These include a power drill, screwdriver, hammer and spirit level.

Also, like with most jobs, it’s a lot easier if you have a friend to help you. 

Select A Suitable Location

The 4x2 Store More Cassandra Arbour on a lawn, plant pots to one side.Firstly, the arbour should be assembled on firm soil, next to the plants that will climb the arbour trellis.

If you prefer, solid surfaces, such as concrete, decking and paving stones are also suitable; you can simply use plants from containers instead.

Secondly, clear the area of any rocks or weeds, making sure that you will have enough room to add treatment or paint to the arbour over the coming years.

Secure to the Ground

Strong winds can topple some arbours if they’re not properly fixed to the ground, so it’s vitally important that you secure them effectively.

When using concrete or paving, bolt down the post holders. The arbour's struts are then inserted into the holders.

With soil, use post spikes. You can easily drive them into the earth with a hammer.

The Forest Fencebase Easy-Fit 65-80mmThe Forest 65-80mm Post Support with 600mm Spike

Assembling the Arbour

To begin with, make sure the posts are level. Next, add the cross pieces so that the structure is solid. After that come the side pieces and, finally, the roof.

Use screws, rather than nails, as they provide a more durable fixing.

Choose Your Arbour Now

The Forest Venetian Corner Garden Arbour Seat 8x5, cushions on the seat and flanked by plant pots.

Forest Venetian Corner Garden Arbour Seat 8x5

Expertly built from superior 12mm tongue and groove cladding, this corner arbour is pressure-treated and supplied with a superb 15-year anti-rot guarantee.

Furthermore, there’s plenty of room for two inside, as well as the Sunday newspapers, on a generously-sized, right-angled arbour seat.

The Forest Whitby Arbor Seat 5x3, with its distinctive 'whalebone' arch.

Forest Whitby Garden Arbour Seat 5x3

Pressure-treated and backed by a 15-year anti-rot guarantee, this unique wood arbour is inspired by the iconic Whalebone Arch on Whitby’s beautiful seafront.

In addition, the seat includes a hinged lid with storage, whilst the elegantly-shaped arch is perfectly designed to support climbing plants.

The cream Rowlinson Winchester Garden Arbour Seat 4x2, with its distinctive curved, black roof.

Rowlinson Winchester Garden Arbour Seat 4x2

Offering you a private, tranquil spot in which to relax, this arbour with bench seat is also pressure-treated and supplied with a 15-year anti-rot guarantee.

Further standout features include under-seat storage and an eye-catching Gothic-style, metal roof.

More Garden Arbours for Sale

A woman in a white dress sat on the Rowlinson Dartmouth Wooden Swing Seat.As you can see, a garden arbour is an absolutely idyllic place to relax outdoors. Private, personal and always beautiful, very few seating arrangements suit an English garden better than a wooden arbour seat.

Just think, by next weekend you could be relaxing in an exquisite arbour of your own, tucked away in a secluded area of the garden. 

To enjoy your dream arbour without delay, make sure you select from our wonderful range of garden arbours today.

Updated 11.05.20 by The Buy Fencing Direct Blog Team