Garden Inspirations

Introducing 'Living Pergolas' by Warners Nurseries

‘Living Pergolas’ by Warners Nurseries were unveiled at this year’s Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, where designer Nathan Burkett has incorporated clusters of the parasol-inspired trees to add an architectural dimension to his gold medal-winning show garden design.

“Using organic material to create built forms is a recurring theme in my design, and the Living Pergolas provide a wonderful juxtaposition between structural form and the organic qualities of a living, growing tree,” explains landscape designer Nathan Burkett.

According to Warners MD Michael Warner, Living Pergolas are a sophisticated shade solution for contemporary garden living.

“Living Pergolas are the perfect marriage of form and function. The contrast of the vertical poles of the tree trunks against the soft, green horizontal canopy makes a startling centerpiece for formal gardens. When grouped in a cluster formation, they also provide shade against the Australian sun – a must-have during our hot summers,” said Michael.

Grown from deciduous Plane Trees – renowned for their mottled columnar trunks and shady foliage – Living Pergolas stand approximately 3m tall. Nurtured by Warners over a five-year period, the foliage is trained horizontally along a trellised wire, creating a living roof structure that provides shade in summer, and dappled sun in winter.

Living Pergolas are grown exclusively by Warners Nurseries.