Garden Arbor, Trellis, and Vertical Planting System

June 3, 2012 by

I’m smitten by Parisian designer Thomas Grenier’s à Partager–a vertical planting system and arbor that integrates both potted plants and vines. Seed, sow, and shade yourself with this great multifunctional design for any size outdoor space or garden.

Its bent varnished plywood frame and laser cut galvanized sheet metal trellis support flower boxes made of either food-safe thermoformed Vivak or geotextile felt pockets similar to Woolly Pockets.

As an arbor, one could cultivate a vertical garden while at the same time creating shade beneath it for seating or dining.

Maybe even add some tiny lights for an illuminated evening outdoors?


  1. Ena Ronayne (@plantmad) said:

    Are you hearing confessions today? Yup ok here goes… I hate it… sorry to be so blunt! It looks a tad DIY for my liking and I hate the fact that aesthetically it just doesn’t make the grade On the plus side the idea is fantastic but needs to go back to the drawing board for me I’m afraid 🙁

    — June 5, 2012 @ 16:45

  2. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    That’s ok Ena, I encourage readers to share their opinions! Thanks!

    — June 6, 2012 @ 10:31

  3. Miriam said:

    Someone mentioned this idea on Hometalk, so I came over to check it out. It’s fabulous! I’d love for you to share this with the Hometalk community! It will be quite a hit. 🙂
    Here is the mention:


    — June 7, 2012 @ 20:56

  4. James Blackstone said:

    A bit too modern for my taste, however the concept could be used with hickory boughs bent in a steam tub.
    I’ll bet my Mennonite friends could craft one for me.

    — June 18, 2012 @ 01:43

  5. Agen Bola said:

    I like the magnetic pots â?? never seen chain link fence look so good!

    — August 16, 2012 @ 22:49

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    […] freeform arbors and pergolas, Benincà’s airy works rely on their sinuous lines for strength. They are at the same time […]

    — July 27, 2015 @ 14:57

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