Now open – the Holmen / Braviken pergola

The latest addition to the garden was finished last weekend, architect designed and built with no real help from me at all.

We’ve decided not to paint it but let it silver naturally even though it’s stamped all over with Holmen / Braviken the wood suppliers. In a corner of Wiltshire a bit of Swedish forest stands proud.

The path with a brick edge down to the stream already existed. We didn’t want it to look too blocky so opted for the open uprights rather than solid. The structure has to act as a SW windbreak and as a carrier for four Wisteria, an unnamed white, W sinensis Prolific and Amethyst and W floribunda Lavender Lace. It’s also going to take a couple of climbing roses including Guinee.

The top is strung with wires which create a curve. When the wisteria has grown and is trained a tunnel effect will be achieved.

Work in progress
Work in progress day 3