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Best Garden Arbour UK


 Best Garden Arbour UK


Having somewhere comfortable to sit in your garden is a great way to relax and enjoy your outdoor space.

But regular seating might not always look aesthetically pleasing; so what is the solution? Buying a garden arbour will provide you with somewhere comfortable to sit as well as look incredibly in your garden.

There are plenty of garden arbours in the UK for sale and most of them are of very good quality in their build and manufacture as well as materials. You will find seated arbours, wooden arbours and metal arbours in different shapes and sizes. Some with arches or some with straight flat tops.

We've curated a list of garden arbours for your to read about so let's get started with our round-up on the garden arbours for sale and available in the UK.

But what is The Best Garden Arbour?

No matter what you are looking for or the size of your garden, the market is bursting with wonderful garden arbours. All you need to do is choose your favourite but since we know the choice can be overwhelming, we have put together a list of our top picks.

Kelkay Hampton Swing Arbour


kelkay wooden arbour


When you install a new piece of garden furniture, you want to be sure that it is designed to stand the test of time. We were really impressed by the Kelkay Hampton swing arbour since it comes with a 20 year guarantee against rot. You’ll be enjoying relaxing garden time for many years.


What’s more, this delightful swing wooden arbour boasts a traditional design that will bring a touch of charm to your garden. The pressure treated wood is durable and has been FSC certified so you know you are making an ethical purchase.


  • Pressure treated wood
  • FSC certified
  • Swinging seat
  • Anti rot
  • UK made


  • 2m x 2.1m x 1.4m



Kelkay Carsington Storage Arbour


kelkay wooden arbour uk


If you are looking to include a statement piece in your garden then you won’t go far wrong with the Carsington storage arbour. This is indeed a piece that will catch the eye with its striking design but it also serves a functional purpose.


The Carsington features handy storage space as well as full shelter for those sunny days. It is made from high-quality, pressure treated wood so you can feel confident that you will enjoy the arbour for many years to come.


  • Anti rot
  • Pressure treated
  • FSC certified
  • Easy to assemble
  • Unique design


  • 44cm seat height
  • 15m x 12.7m x 0.55m



Outsunny Garden metal Arch Bench Arbour

Outsunny metal Arbour


While many people might opt for a wooden arbour, a metal one can provide your space with a more modern touch. This is a discreet piece that is ideal for smaller spaces and boasts a pretty, delicate appearance.


The Outsunny garden arbour boasts a frame that can be used for climbing plants allowing you to put a personal touch on the piece. What’s more, the metal features an epoxy coating that will prevent it from succumbing to the elements.


  • Comfortable seat
  • Space for growing climbing plants
  • Delicate yet ornate design
  • Durable and weather resistant
  • Great stability


  • 180kg weight limit
  • 114cm x 60cm x 206cm



Rowlinsons Haven Corner Arbour


Rowlinsons Arbour UK


If you are looking for a truly stunning feature in your garden then this beautiful corner arbour will not only serve as a place to relax but will look incredible as well! It is made with a natural timber finish but also boasts metal accents to give it a little more character.


The Haven corner arbour is incredibly spacious and so ideal for homes with families or who like to entertain often. The pressure treated wood ensures excellent durability and an arbour that will provide you with many years of pleasure.


  • Spacious seating
  • Stunning design
  • Pressure treated wood
  • Metal accents
  • Designed to fit in a corner


  • 5m x 2.5m x 1.7m


Things To Consider When Choosing A Garden Arbour

Before you commit to any particular arbour be it a seated arbour or wooden arbour, there are a few things that you will need to keep in mind. It is important to check over the features of the arbour and make sure that it is suitable for your needs.


In a smaller garden, a garden arbour can make a stunning feature without taking up masses of space. On the other hand, if you have a larger garden, there are some beautiful corner arbours or those with more space to make an even more striking statement. 

It is also important to think about the number of seats you will need. If you live alone or as a couple, then a small, two seat arbour will be sufficient. However, if you have guests over or have a family then something a little more spacious might be required.


Garden arbours are typically made from either wood or metal and both materials have their pros and cons. For example, wood gives a much more high-end and luxurious look but it will require a certain degree of maintenance to prevent it from deteriorating. 

On the other hand, metal is usually treated and this means it will effectively resist weather and other elements making it last longer without maintenance. However, you should keep in mind that metal arbours may not look as good.

Seat Type

A seated garden arbour may come with a swinging seat or one that remains static. If you want to gently sway as you relax then go for a swing seated arbour. However, for people with mobility issues, this seat design may pose some problems.


Some garden arbours come with storage which is great for keeping cushions and blankets as well as an array of garden equipment. That said, if you are going to choose this option then it is important to make sure that the arbour is completely waterproof so that your belongings are kept clean and safe.



What is an arbour UK?

A garden arbour is a freestanding structure that is used in a garden and can serve several purposes. For the most part, people use their arbours as an additional seating area thanks to the overhead shelter included in these designs. In many cases, an arbour will come with seating so you don’t have to include your own.

Garden arbours in the UK are available in different shapes and sizes. You can purchase corner arbours,  seated arbours, wooden arbours and even metal arbours here directly on the garden and patio website.  

But much more than this, a garden arbour can be used for other things such as placing over a BBQ for a more aesthetically pleasing cooking area. Some people also use their arbours as a place to support climbing plants.


How much is a garden arbour?

The cost of purchasing and putting together a garden arbour will depend on a lot of factors. Of course, the larger the arbour you choose, the more expensive it will be owing to the cost of the materials. You will typically find that wooden arbours are more costly than their metal counterparts. 

In addition to this, the quality of the materials will impact the cost as well as whether the fixings are included or whether you will need to purchase them separately. Of course, while putting together a garden arbour is pretty straightforward, some people choose to hire someone to do it and this will come with its own costs. On average, you should be able to pick up an arbour for a couple of hundred pounds. 

Do you need a base for an arbour?

Most garden arbours do not come with a base and since they are freestanding, can be placed on almost any surface. It is important to make sure that you choose a level area that the arbour won’t easily wobble on. 

Placing the arbour onto grass, especially if it is made from wood, may cause it to rot sooner and so we would always recommend using stone or concrete where you can.

Where to put a garden arbour?

This really depends on your garden space and where the particular type of garden arbour you have purchased will fit. For example, if you've purchased a corner arbour, then ideally it would fit perfectly into one corner of your garden. Some people prefer to put their garden arbour in a quiet location in the garden to further add to the relaxing and tranquil environment the arbour creates when sitting and relaxing there.

Where can i find arbours for sale in the UK?

On the Garden and Patio Website, we have plenty of garden arbours for sale. All our garden arbours come with free delivery to mainland UK postcodes and can be delivered within a week to 10 days.


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