The visual effect of gabions clearly depends on the individual implementation of a gabion project. This is because the shape of the wire basket, the colour and grain of the stones, the decoration and, if necessary, the planting all have a direct influence on the appearance and - if chosen appropriately - make for an extremely tasteful garden design. This also takes the wind out of the sails of one of the biggest criticisms of gabions: the clumsy, even clunky-looking and cold aesthetics.
An excellent example of this are gabions with top arches, which you can get in various dimensions in the gabiona.de online shop. The nicely curved baskets not only loosen up the overall appearance, but also give your outdoor area an elegant character.
What are gabions with a top arch?
In short, gabions with a top arch are stone baskets with a curved top. Instead of a straight surface, the final lattice makes a rounded curve at the top edge, which you can also fill to the appropriate height. This offers - in addition to the already numerous realisable ideas for your wire basket projects - additional design possibilities.
Inspiration for your garden design: integrating a gabion arch in style
You can integrate gabions with a top arch into your outdoor area in many different ways and design them freely according to your individual ideas. Here are a few ideas.
Gabions with a top arch as a property boundary
First and foremost, they are ideal for use as a gabion fence. On the one hand, they offer excellent visual and weather protection, and on the other, they visually break up the otherwise static image of square stone baskets. If you would like more greenery on your property boundary, you can use the trellises as a climbing aid: Ivy or the self-climbing maidenhair vine add natural charm - clematis, passion flowers or trumpet flowers provide colourful accents. If they grow over the edge after a few years, they also cover the gabion like a soft blanket.
In addition, the arches make an excellent wall for gabion attachments. Lamps, flower boxes or hanging decorative figures look particularly good on the vertical line of the highest point. In addition, you can place your letterbox and even the doorbell near the entrance.
Gabions with upper arch as room dividers
Room dividers provide a sensible and unobtrusive way of separating a large area. Since they visually separate individual areas from one another and at the same time offer a natural place for various objects, they are particularly popular indoors. But they also serve as a varied design and harmonious border in your own garden.
Gabions with a top arch are often used as a partial border around the terrace. On the one hand they protect you from prying eyes, on the other they keep out wind and rain and store solar heat. In this way, you can spend pleasant hours on your gabion furniture on balmy summer evenings.
Filling gabion arches in an unusual way
Apart from the external design, the stone baskets with their chic curvature are a great vessel for filling with natural stones. In addition to the classic single-colour filling - for example in grey, red or beige - and pebbles that have already been mixed in advance, you can create elaborate patterns with different-coloured stones if you wish. This works similarly with different grains, albeit much more discreetly.
Thanks to the beautiful round arch at the upper edge, a similar rounding is particularly effective as a contrasting stone stripe. If you have chosen white or beige pebbles as the main filling, for example, you can set tasteful accents here with black, blue or red. A nice alternative is to visually separate the square and rounded parts of the gabion. Fill the wire basket with a colour of your choice up to the point where the lid is normally attached. From there on, use other stones.
Gabions with top arch at gabiona.de
In the online shop at gabiona.de, gabion arches are available in many different sizes, so that you will find what you are looking for here for most projects. If your desired dimensions are not included, it is best to opt for our custom-made products.
We usually supply the stone baskets with a top arch with a mesh size of 5 × 5 cm, a weatherproof galvanised coating and spiral closures. This allows you to fill them with all common stone grits, guarantees the longevity of the metal and an easy assembly that you can simply do yourself at home. If you prefer the more discreet C-ring fasteners, you can of course also use these for fastening. You can find these in the gabion accessories section.