Birmingham Arbors and Pergolas

Arbors and pergolas add structure to a garden as well as providing a shady respite. Arbors are free-standing structures that can be made of a variety of woods (in the Southeast we tend to use either pressure treated pine or the more expensive but longer lasting cedar), composite materials, fiberglass, and/or plastics. They can also be designed and built using a mixture of materials. Pergolas are essentially the same except that they are attached to an existing structure (such as a house) at at least one location. All the arbors and pergolas shown in this section were design and built by John Russell Landscape Architect Inc.