What kinds of garden bridges are available?
Garden bridges come in a wide variety of styles. You can get plain and simple creations in wood or stone, or fanciful creations crafted from metal. Japan is the home of the garden bridge and Japanese-style bridges are deservedly popular. These can add a rare touch of the Zen to your garden, and help you imagine you're in distant Kyoto viewing carp in the pool below.
Timber garden bridges are painted, stained or left to weather naturally to a silver-grey. You can choose your colours based on the mood you wish to create. Options include bold reds (popular with Japanese styles), natural greens, and bright and breezy whites for a rustic air. Style-wise, they range from humpback to arched to angular, each with its own charm.
Lengths tend to range between four feet up to 12 feet, with longer bridges generally featuring rails for both decoration and support. Some are purely ornamental with their striking forms simply adding charm and atmosphere - these types of garden bridges are not built to be walked over.