Metal garden obelisks make a statement in any outdoor setting to create a focal point of visual interest all year round. They provide support for all climbing plants and work particularly well placed in pairs to frame a path, entrance or doorway. Garden obelisks from our Elegance Range are constructed from galvanised solid steel wirework with a variety of sizes and signature colour-ways. Traditional Collection obelisks are made from high quality galvanised tubular steel, finished with our unique anti-UV protective coating to ensure long-lasting durability, and backed by our 10 Year Guarantee.
Metal Obelisks To Support Vigorous Climbers
A striking metal obelisk creates height in your borders above any low-level planting, adding an extra dimension to your garden. They lift vigorous annuals such as colourful nasturtium, morning glory or sweet peas above eye level within just a few weeks.
Choose Your Garden Obelisk Design
Our garden obelisk collection features a variety of sizes and styles including wirework obelisks, Round Obelisks, Rose Obelisks, Basket Obelisks, Half Obelisks, Inverted Obelisks and Tricorn Obelisks. Finial designs complete the style of each obelisk and include round, spiral and orb shapes.
Using obelisk to support and feature climbing roses is a staple of any garden. Choose a type of rose that can climb and spread widely to make the most of the structure support for your plant to establish well. A Rose obelisk is a classic English garden’s favourite because of their smell, wide colour range and their ability to flower year after year without heavy maintenance.
Classic Obelisks or Elegance Obelisks
Choose our ever-popular classic obelisks design or elegance obelisk, or choose a set of 3 obelisks to mix and match sizes within your garden. It will create contrast with different heights and shapes to support your favourite climbing plants.
Excellent quality product well packaged so impressed after ordering one I purchased two more.Hampshire, UK
Superbly crafted obelisk which has withstood extremely windy conditions since I placed it in the garden. A beautiful addition to the winter garden and useful in the growing season too!Lincolnshire, UK
The obelisk was delivered already constructed so it meant I had it installed quickly - lovely!Somerset, UK
Super easy to fit into the ground and looks good even before the clematis has grown!North Yorkshire, UK
This obelisk blends into my garden and I can't wait for next summer when it will guide my rampant honeysuckle heavenwards.Cheshire, UK
For all lovers of roses, you can train a few stems along the side of your obelisk using climbing wires, soft ties, or some jute twine to keep them upright. Simply tie-in as they grow to shape them around your obelisk. Once the stems have grown enough, you can cut off the wires or twine as your rose is established.
For clematis and climbing plants in general, our advice is to plant them first where you think they will make a statement in your garden, prop your obelisk on top and slightly off-centre your garden obelisk to avoid placing the obelisk in the middle of the plant. It will allow your clematis to gain support for the structure by trailing naturally to the side of your obelisk.
Installation depths vary but typically, we recommend 20 to 30cm into the ground for maximum strength. Please refer to the instructions provided with your obelisk for specific details.
The height of our obelisks range from 1.3m to 2.7m – ideal to support most climbing plants. However, depending on the garden obelisk design, the size and build will vary slightly. Please refer to the product description.
Obelisks are a staple of the cottage garden, and a stylish metal garden obelisk is useful either as a permanent feature with established planting such as a rose or a way to vary your display each year by placing it in a different position and growing annual climbers such as sweet peas – but more vigorous climbers could hide the structure you’re trying to display.