Create a focal point or a special place to sit with Arbours, arches and awnings in your garden. Choose an arbour to suit your house and garden – rustic and romantic or contemporary and sleek. Planting will soften the lines and make it look like your arbour has been there forever – just add a comfy cushion and your favourite book for a sheltered oasis in your garden! Arches, meanwhile, can add a focal point at the end of a path or act as an entrance. Or place an arch in a large border to add height. Plant with climbing roses, a Russian vine, or even annual climbers such as Morning Glory or sweet peas. If you’re short on shade, meanwhile, think about an awning. It can be attached to the house and adds an extra space for entertaining. Especially useful for a south-facing garden where a shady spot is hard to find.