Garden Blogger’s Design Workshop
ARBORS and PERGOLAS
Depicted below are a few of my favorite arbors and pergolas that we have designed and built for some of our clients.
I’ve also thrown in a few photographs taken while in Bali last year .
The pergola as we know it is called a ‘bale’ in Indonesia. ( pronounced bal-lay .)
This entry pergola was part of a full master plan that I worked on that included the landscape architecture and the design of the exterior architecture. The residence is located in a pristine oak forest in Carmel Valley CA.
The entry pergola is crafted out of wrought iron ( Aliano Ironworkers in Salinas CA ) and sits ontop of two cast concrete doric columns.
We also designed the matching hand rails.
This project located in Mill Valley Ca. was a real treat to work on.
We were given the opportunity to transform a plain plywood sheathed house into a home that had a decidedly California Craftsmanship flair to it.
New cedar shingles, new moulding around the windows and a new entry arbor helps give this flat faced facade some three dimesionality.
Blackburn looking down side view of entry pergola
This arbor constructed from redwood ( wooden cross beams ) and rigid polystyrene ( extruded doric columns ) sits out in the middle of the garden.
It acts as a hub. Go straight through the arbor and you will reach the vegetable garden , turn left under the arbor and you are lead down hill to the childrens play area, turn right and you traverse up a set of stone steps to the viewing garden ( San Francisco Bay views ) .
In Wine Country we were asked to design a set of arbors , a bocce ball court and a fairway/ soccer field.
This is a simple welded mesh wire arbor that I found at a local garden nursery.
It is located at the end of a driveway and marks the entrance to the back yard.
B A L I !
A bamboo covered walkway in a residential garden.
A typical ‘bale’ style pergola over a pool - private residence
bougainvillea covered pergola in bali - love the carvings on the posts !