Flat shape, free-Standing Garden Obelisk
As far back as colonial times, the great country estates of North America’s East Coast were known for the splendour of their parks and gardens, many of them inspired by the traditions of English garden architecture. The Beekman Garden Obelisk takes its name from a free-standing wooden frame dating from 1860 and found in a garden in Beekman Hill, 50th Street, First Avenue, New York. Classic Garden Elements has produced a faithful metal replica of the original. The curved frame around a diagonal lattice was also popular in the mid-19th century.
When placed in front of a wall, the flat shape Beekman Garden Obelisk seems to be directly attached to it, even though there is no contact. You may at some time wish to plant a house wall or dull grey garage bordering on your property. Getting permission to drill the holes you will need to attach a wall trellis is not always easy. However, the sturdy iron, flat shape Beekman Garden Obelisk, which is anchored in the ground, can help to overcome this obstacle. The solid anchor, which is not unlike an old-fashioned shoe scraper, ensures that this trellis is completely stable, offering a good alternative to a wall trellis for anyone wishing to conceal an unattractive surface behind a sheet of colour and foliage.
Standing free in the middle of a pastel-coloured herbaceous border, the Beekman Garden Obelisk is no less elegant an eye-catcher – the perfect host for a playful display of clematis, sweet pea or morning glory. For scrambling climbers, the diagonal lattice provides sufficient support. Roses, however, will need to be tied to the trellis, preferably at a slight angle to ensure that they bloom copiously from the bottom up. For the best results, choose wide-spreading shrub roses with long shoots which need support.
This flat shape garden obelisk is a useful screen for more privacy
Thanks to its flat shape, the Free-Standing “Beekmann” Garden Obelisk is a practical means of dividing a garden into different sections. And if a number of frames are placed in a row and planted with creeper, they can quickly become a screen to shield your privacy. If you are looking for an effective but airy way to keep your compost or dustbins out of sight, this delightful trellis is the ideal solution.