Beautiful flowers, well-kept lawns and well placed trees are the backbone of a garden landscape design. A garden of any size could benefit from a garden trellis and seat. Convenient seats and appropriate garden accessories are a great enjoyment and add a luxurious element to the landscape. This 19th century design of a garden trellis and seat make an elegant addition to formal gardens, as its parts are composed for the purpose of training foliage in a light and playful manner. The construction is very simple, consisting of oak pillars and iron-rods to form the arcades and trellises. The basket-like ornaments on the pillars are formed either of light iron or wicker-work into which creepers are trained, so as to fill them with a rich assemblage of natural and living flowers.
Garden Trellis Pictures
The trellis and arcade design shown is of considerable length and has a fine appearance in a straight line bordering a parterre. Parterres were formal gardens consisting of planting beds bordered with hedging and gravel bed walkways. As a garden seat, the design features a light trellis roof, sloping from the straight connecting rods above the arches, down to the wall or back of the recess; this trellis roof would be covered by foliage, thus affording protection from the sun. A trellis is a garden decoration consisting of vines or creepers, trailing over walls or vaults, sometimes with an arch. It is a system of ornament, either flat or convex and consists of bandelettes intertwined. In the Romanesque style, trellis designs frequently are decorated with tresses.