Making an Entrance: the Art of Passage by Julie Campbell, Design Associate

How does one enter a landscape? Let us count the ways…

Arbors are a great mechanism that help one to visually and physically transition from one outdoor space to another.

Like a beautiful scarf or a piece of jewelry is to a well-put-together outfit, arbors can elegantly tie things together and help to unify the outdoor rooms within a landscape. Experientially, well-placed arbors compel one to take pause before transitioning from one space to another.

Well-considered arbors can also help to frame the first impression of a property. Some are quiet, some are bold, some pique curiosity, others employ the Asian-inspired techniques of ‘hide and reveal’ and the ‘borrowed landscape’.

Arbors are a landscape detail that make a dramatic difference in one’s landscape by bringing together outdoor rooms and signifying points of entry.  And “artful arches” are beautiful in any context . . .