A garden arbor swing combines a sturdy, arched framework with a comfortable, swinging bench or loveseat. Placing a garden arbor swing alongside a low fence or tucked in the corner of your heirloom roses will give dramatic height to the landscape's architecture. You'll appreciate a cozy nook to languidly read a magazine.
An arbor, or pergola, is the perfect permanent structure to support a swinging seat. The arched or latticed arbor can be decorated by entwining plants, like vine roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine, or grapes. As long as you keep the vines trimmed away from the springs and hinges of the swing, the plants will flourish. The delicate leaves of filled trellises provide shade in the heat of the day, so you can enjoy a cool afternoon on your garden arbor swing. During dawn and twilight, the flowers of the plant are likely to surround you with plumes of memorable scents.
Landscapers, gardeners, and homeowners site privacy and comfort as good reasons for investing in a garden arbor swing. People want a single unit that combines the functions of a chair, tree swing, porch, patio, hammock, and plant trellis. Install an arbor swing to create the ideal niche for sequestering yourself on a lazy, summer day, or watching jays and robins come to your birdbath in spring.
You can select a garden arbor swing to match other hardscape elements in your garden, such as pergolas, trellises, awnings, Adirondack chairs, deck floors, tables, or bird feeders. The arbor swing itself can be seamlessly integrated with a low fence, gate, gazebo, hot tub, or porch by using the same wood and equal proportions.
You will find a garden arbor swing comes in many types of wood, chosen to weather with the seasons. They will eventually turn a burnished pewter. Common lumber options include red cedar, redwood, teak, and cypress. Of course, for a different appearance you might prefer synthetic materials that resist any changes due to weather, such as vinyl. A garden arbor swing in wrought or cast iron gives an impression of Gothic, Victorian, or French Provincial décor.