Garden Obelisk Trellis

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It can be a fun addition to any patio, deck or outdoor green space to put in a garden obelisk trellis. Not only does it give some of your higher maintenance plants proper ventilation and airflow, but it also gives an element of height and intrigue to a garden space. Our design experts have put together a list of the best garden obliques currently available.  

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Updated 22/12/2022
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Traditional Wooden Garden Obelisk Trellis

Traditional Wooden Garden Obelisk Trellis

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Sitting at 53 inches in height, this garden obelisk trellis is crafted out of solid cypress wood in rich brown. It’s a pyramid style that remarkably withstands moisture and there’s also a sweet ball finial at the top for an added sense of elegance.

$106.99 $162.99

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For those looking to make garden obelisk plans, this solid wood trellis obelisk offers up stable and sturdy support for climbing plants of all varieties. It’s meant to sit in a garden or outdoor patio space and the natural wood will effortlessly highlight any greenery. 

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Metal Obelisk Garden Trellis

Metal Obelisk Garden Trellis

One Allium Way®

If you’re looking for grounded support for your vines, flowers or plants, this black metal obelisk garden trellis extender sits at nearly 75 inches in height and was designed with a fully stabilizing method in mind. 

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Iron Obelisk Trellis

Iron Obelisk Trellis

Alcott Hill®

Made out of wrought iron in a cool gunmetal grey, this garden obelisk is a traditional pyramid shape that sits tall at 61 inches. There’s a sweet cone shape finial at the top and it was specially designed for the bottom portion to fit inside most plant pots.

$85.99 $92.99

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This conical-shaped garden obelisk would make a nice contrast against any wood fencing or brick wall in the background of most patios. And if you have any vines or plants that require lots of room or that you want to grow extra long, this is the ideal stylish solution for your garden. 

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Traditional Metal Garden Obelisk

Traditional Metal Garden Obelisk

Whole House Worlds

Ideal for those looking to add a classic twist to their outdoor space, this set of garden obelisks is four-pronged with scrollwork layered details as well as a Fleur de Lis finial at the top. These obelisk garden displays are two different heights for a unique look. 

$47.49 $59

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Rustic Trellis Obelisk

Rustic Trellis Obelisk

Millwood Pines

Crafted out of steel in a rich oxide color, this freestanding obelisk trellis is perfectly rustic and was made for those that are looking to bring bees into their garden with hand-cut natural lake bed reeds and drilled out branches featured.

$579.99 $639.99

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This unique obelisk garden trellis is available in two different sizes as well as eight different colors. If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your garden, you can get in a bright berry blue or kumquat orange to really enhance the atmosphere for your plants. 

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Garden Obelisk Trellis

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Making your garden into the beautiful haven that you've always dreamed of will take time and effort. Aside from potentially having to hire a gardener and other tradespeople to help with certain tasks such as patios or landscaping, you'll need to consider which plants you want and how you can aid them to grow in the best way possible. A garden obelisk trellis is the perfect way to ensure that your beautiful plants grow in the most healthy and effective manner.

  • An obelisk with multiple posts

A popular choice with keen gardeners who have a long bed of plants which need to be supported during early stages of growth. This design is often very large and can be overpowering in your garden, especially if you have a small outdoor area. In order to make these garden obelisks seem less intrusive, they are generally created with pretty leafy designs for a warmer touch.

  • Wooden style trellis

If you want a natural look in your garden, the traditional wooden style of obelisk trellis might be an option to consider. One design is the pyramid style, which allows multiple plants to grow around one solid obelisk. The rustic design adds a warm touch to the garden and is not overbearing like some other materials, such as metal, might be. Repainting the obelisk with suitable wood paint or chalk will ensure that it never looks dated and is given a new lease of life when necessary.

  • Circular obelisk

A circular obelisk around 50 inches in diameter can support around 20 small plants. This style usually has an outer copper or metal ring and an inner ring, with small rods or posts connecting the rings and providing extra support for your plants. Since this design is quite decorative, it can also be used as a feature piece in the garden and complement your plants.

  • Bird house obelisk

A larger obelisk is ideal if you have tall plants that you need to support while they are growing in your garden. Regardless of whether you choose wood or metal, a bird house obelisk is a great way to help the nature around you while also enjoying lovely plants. This design is generally around seven feet tall, and may be one straight post or multiple slanted posts meeting together at the top to create a pyramid shape. At the top you will find the bird house or bird bath – the perfect feature piece for any garden and a great way to fully enjoy nature on your doorstep.

  • Spiral obelisk

Spiral obelisks are a good type of garden obelisk trellis for certain types of plants, such as ivy or honeysuckle. A spiral piece is normally made from chrome or another form of metal e.g. copper. This enables the obelisk trellis to be sturdy and durable all year round in your garden. It is a sleek and elegant design, consisting of a straight piece at the bottom to sit securely in the ground, and a decorative spiralled post ascending seven or eight feet tall.

To decide which plants will do best on what kind of trellis, you need to narrow down its use.

  • If your trellis' primary goal is to be merely decorative, you won't need to train vegetables to increase your yield.
  • Arch and tripod trellises allow you to shape garden plants such as japonica or passionflower to build romantic outdoor spaces and craft topiaries from laurel and boxwood.
  • On the other hand, if you want your trellis to frame your outdoor space or screen a patio from view, you will need a plant that has a lot of leaves such as monstera or grapevines, or dense flowering plants such as climbing roses.
  • If you are placing the trellis outside a window, opt for a more fragrant plant, like jasmine, so the aroma drifts into the house. Fan trellises are excellent for flowering perennials, as the spread ribs at the top help show off blossoms to the best advantage.
  • Ladder trellises are excellent in vegetable gardens as the plants will climb up both sides, doubling your garden output. Tomatoes and nasturtium do exceptionally well on a ladder or A-frame trellis.

Once you have decided on the style and function of your trellis, the next thing to consider is the best material to choose that encourages plant growth and coordinates with the style of your outdoor décor.

Make sure wooden trellises are treated with weather-proof stain so it won't rot. Metal is an excellent material for trellises as it is sturdy and won't corrode easily, but keep in mind that some plants prefer wood to metal. You can also get trellises made of vinyl, which is more durable than metal and wood and weather resistant.

Copper tubing is another sturdy option and develops a lovely blue patina in the elements which can add a rustic style to your outdoor space.

When you're training your plants to grow up a trellis, never use metal clamps or plastic ties. Opt for natural fibers like twine as the artificial fasteners can inhibit the growth of the plant.

Use furring strips to attach your trellis to a wall to allow for more air circulation for your plants, easy maintenance, and quick removal.

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Lattice wooden garden obelisk


Garden wooden obelisk

The delightful mix of garden trellis obelisk with floral arrangements makes the garden a magical place. The whole made of solid steel is durable, and the black finish is universal and beautifully decorates every interior.

Garden obelisks wooden

Complete your garden with these four stunning garden obelisks that sport the simple yet immensely stylish structure and the sweet pea design, while the light paint makes for a truly special choice for inviting some light into your space.

Garden obelisk art sculpture wooden

Garden obelisk art sculpture wooden

Some people think that it is a kind of sculpture or a decorational element of the garden... That is just a trellis for the climber plants. The delicate green color will totally hide when the plant will overgrow it.

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Standard obelisks are usually made of wrought iron.This obelisk featured in the picture is made of wood and painted white. Despite its size, it seems to be light. Much more natural than the iron ones. Perfect desing for a romantic garden.

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Outdoor decoration, which will play its role perfectly in garden among plants. Climbing vines of all kinds will add color to our sturdy iron trellis topped by a bird. Available in two sizes, it anchors easily in the soil.

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When the spring cleaning arrives - take care of your garden in particular - adding, for example, new iron garden obelisk trellis, which like the Three Musketeers best present in 3. Three cones of various sizes have strong strands of metal in a dark color.

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Ideal for those, who like to add a romantic ambiance to their gardens or backyards, this iron trellis will allow to create beautiful flower compositions. Its original silhouette resembles a bit the DNA's stem.

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The effective composition of this garden obelisk is a beautiful rustic decorative element for the backyard decor. The whole, based on solid construction combined with plants, creates a unique whole that delights the details.

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How to make a obelisk

The garden obelisk trellis which is made of ladders, is an extraordinary product for any outdoor space. I really like this navy or purple color, which works perfectly with the greenery around.

Obelisk trellis metal

This garden obelisk trellis constitutes a great contemporary accent for one's garden. Its metal construction will provide solidness and a fresh, modern appeal, helping you creating wonderful flower compositions.

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Pair of Period Garden Gate Pier Obelisks/Trellises image 3

Diy garden obelisk

Tall and full of grace, this gorgeous obelisk trellis can be a fantastic decoration for your colorful garden. Beautifully-woven of sturdy willow, the trellis is stabile, lightweight, and built to last.

Garden triangle trellis

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Garden pyramid obelisk

Wooden garden obelisk trellis is a place for growing plants. Wooden construction provides good support to different plants. It also looks very attractive in any garden thanks to its natural green color.

Above architectural but still rustic obelisk plant climbers provide

Above: Architectural but still rustic, obelisk plant climbers provide ...

This copper trellis topped by a wooden finial is attractive

This copper trellis, topped by a wooden finial, is attractive and portable. The curved top is made from plable copper refrigerator pipe, shaped by hand