Adding some beautiful foliage to your garden can really make all the difference, and a garden obelisk can help you do that. A garden obelisk is a tall structure that is used to support plants. Most garden obelisks are used to support roses, so they really can add a touch of beauty and elegance to any outside space.

A garden obelisk with flowers can add colour and vibrancy to your garden. Depending on what foliage you choose, you can match them perfectly with your artificial hanging baskets. They would also look great next to a cascading water feature.

There are many things to take into account before you buy an obelisk. In this buyer guide we review the 10 best garden obelisks, listing what makes them worth adding to your garden. In addition to the reviews, we’ve also included some considerations to make before you buy your own.

If you’re still pondering over some questions, we’ve also included an FAQ section at the end of this guide. So, if you’re interested in finding out more – keep reading!

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Garden Mile 2x Large Garden Obelisk

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The Garden Mile 2x Large 2M Black Metal Garden Obelisk come as a set of two. These obelisks are designed to support climbing plants and vegetables. These garden obelisks offer symmetry to your outdoor space, meaning you can place them at entrances, along pathways or wherever you feel like! These garden obelisk trellises are are specially designed to accommodate and support various types of climbing plants, such as ivy or sweet-peas. These garden obelisks are constructed from black powder coated steel, meaning that these particular garden decorations are weather-resistant and will not rust! These particular garden obelisks is fully portable so you can move it around your garden with ease. These obelisks are also incredibly sturdy, as they are held in place by the poles that penetrate 40cm into the ground. Despite this they are easily pulled out, which makes moving them around that bit easier.  

Key Features:

Weather-resistant

Made from heavy duty steel which should not rust

Fully portable

Designed to accommodate all types of climbing plants

Great stability

Specification:

Dimensions

198 x 43 x 43cm

Material

Powder Coated Steel

Colour

Black

Brand

garden mile

Pros

Comes in a set of two

Leftover parts could be used to build another obelisk

Cons

Requires Self Assembly

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Kingfisher Steel Garden Obelisk

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This singular garden obelisk is a brilliant way of adding height and beauty to your outside space. Made from a heavy duty steel and black powder coating, this obelisk is made with wet-weather in mind! This obelisk will stand the test of time due to its rust-resistant qualities. The Kingfisher Steel Garden Obelisk stands tall at 1.9 metres, allowing you to create a focal point in your garden.

Key Features:

made from heavy duty steel

Weather-proof

Rust-resistant

substantial height to support plant growth

Specification:

Dimensions

52.4 x 19.2 x 4.2 cm

Material

Steel

Colour

Black

Brand

Aoleytech

Pros

Looks more expensive than It is

Easy to assemble

Cons

Requires self assembly

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Oypla Outdoor Garden Plant Frame

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The Oypla 2x Heavy Duty Iron Arch Outdoor Garden Plant Frame makes a perfect addition to your garden and can quickly add a touch and beauty to your front or back garden. This heavy-duty iron frame is durable, long lasting and is perfect for climbing plants and vegetables. This garden obelisk can be used alone freestanding, or used in corners and against fences. The heavy duty iron frame is weather-proof, so you can leave your obelisks out all year without worrying they’ll get ruined on rainy days.

Key Features:

Heavy duty

Durable

Easy to assemble

Specification:

Dimensions

200 x 38cm

Material

Heavy Duty Iron

Colour

Black

Brand

Oypla

Pros

Can quickly add character to your garden

Can be freestanding

Modern and stylish

Cons

Style might not be to everyones taste

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Unibos Set of 2 Garden Obelisks

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The Unibos Set of 2 Garden Obelisks, as the name suggests, come in a set of two. This is beneficial as you are able to create symmetry in your garden with ease – use these obelisks at your garden entrance or along pathways to add a touch of romantic elegance. Finished in a powder-coated black metal, these garden obelisks are minimal and stylish, as well as being weather-proof. These garden obelisks are also almost 1.9M high, standing tall as a focal point in any garden. It is also a perfect way to show off your climbing plants, such as ivy or roses. These particular garden obelisks are made from a tubular frame construction – meaning that they’re super easy to assemble. Along with their easy assembly, the Unibos Set of 2 Garden Obelisks are also easy to push into the ground for added stability. Overall, a great addition to your garden for this coming summer.

Key Features:

Substantial height to support additional growth

Powder coated frame

Easy to push into ground

Specification:

Dimensions

188 x 40cm

Material

Powder Coated Metal

Colour

Black

Brand

Unibos

Pros

Simple instructions to follow for assembly

Strong once placed into the ground

Comes as a set of two

Cons

Requires self assembly

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garden mile® Large 2M Black Metal Garden Obelisk

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This Garden Mile Large 2M Black Metal Garden Obelisk may look familiar, as this is the same obelisk we listed first in this guide – just sold separately. This decorative metal garden obelisk is perfectly designed to support climbing plants and vegetables, most commonly roses. Place this obelisk anywhere you’d like to add focus in your garden. This garden plant cages is specifically designed to support several types of climbing plants and foliage. This particular obelisk is made from heavy duty black powder coated steel, making this garden accessory weather-resistant and won’t rust. This garden obelisk is fully portable – you can move it around your garden and place it wherever you like to suit your needs. The obelisk is held in place by poles which penetrate 40cm into the ground. 

Key Features:

Fully portable

Rust-resistant

Weather-resistant

Specification:

Dimensions

198 x 43 x 43cm

Material

Powder Coated Steel

Colour

Black

Brand

garden mile

Pros

Can support multiple types of climbing plants and foliage

Cons

Requires Self Assembly

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GAP Garden Products 8Ft Traditional Obelisk

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This traditional garden obelisk stands tall at 8ft, meaning you can add a bit of height and drama to your garden. Once the climbing plant of your choice grows up your obelisk, it will look beautiful in your garden. The GAP Garden Products 8Ft Traditional Obelisk is made from steel throughout, it is also British made, British designed and of great British quality. This garden obelisk is coated in a durable antique black paint, making it look minimal and stylish – but also making sure it is weather-resistant.  

Key Features:

Stands tall to add extra support for climbing plants

Weather-resistant

Made from steel throughout

Specification:

Dimensions

243 x 45.7cm

Material

Steel

Colour

Black

Brand

GAP

Pros

Coated in durable antique black paint giving a stylish touch

Cons

Style might not be for everyone

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Metal Garden Obelisk Climbing Plant Frame

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The Metal Garden Obelisk Climbing Plant 1.9m Flowers Steel Frame is constructed from coated, weather-proof metal. This is a plus when wanting to keep your obelisk beautiful all year round, despite the wet-weather. This obelisk will add height and a focal point to your garden – sprucing it up. Place it in an arch way, entrance or pathway to add some interest. This garden obelisk requires assembly, but does include detailed assembly instructions – so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get it up and installed in your garden.

 

Key Features:

Weather-proof

1.9 Metres in height to add support for climbing plants

Made of sturdy metal

Specification:

Dimensions

190 x 40cm

Material

Coated Steel

Colour

Black

Pros

Adds interest to your garden

Cons

Style might not be for everyone

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Ruddings Wood Heavy Duty Garden Obelisk

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The Ruddings Wood Heavy Duty Natural Rust Metal Sculptural Garden Obelisk differs quite a lot from the rest of the obelisks in this buyer guide. Manufactured from heavy duty steel, this garden obelisk adds a unique feel to any garden. This Natural Rusty Sculptural Garden Obelisk adds interest to any outdoor space, whilst giving climbing plants support to grow. This obelisk is manufactured in Great Britain from heavy-duty solid steel rods with strong welds. This obelisk is designed to rust naturally in your garden over time – this is important as it will blend into the foliage of your garden borders or large plant containers much easier. This particular garden obelisk is also super quick and easy to install – all you have to do is push the legs into the garden ground until firm. This garden obelisk also as easy to remove if you’d like to change its position.

Key Features:

Heavy duty material

Easy installation

Easy to use

Specification:

Dimensions

120 x 40cm

Material

Heavy Duty Natural Rust

Colour

Rust

Brand

Ruddings

Pros

Adds personality to any outdoor space

Cons

Style might not be for everyone

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Ruddings Wood Metal Garden Obelisk

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The Ruddings Wood Metal Garden Obelisk has a bird and leaf design, a unique and quirky difference that the other obelisks in this guide do not have! This elegant round, 3 legged, 1 piece obelisk is made from solid steel with an antique rust-effect powder coating, to prevent any discolouring that could take place as a result of wet-weather. This particular garden obelisk is quick and easy to install, simply place over the growing plant on your garden border or container, and push its legs into the soil until firm.

Key Features:

Rust colour blends in with outdoor foliage

Adds height and display for climbing plants

Rust coating prevents discolouring

Specification:

Dimensions

160 x 30cm

Material

Steel with a antique rust effect powder coating

Colour

Rust

Brand

Ruddings

Pros

Beautiful bird and leaf design

Cons

Style might not be for everyone

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GAP Garden Products 7Ft Traditional Obelisk

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This GAP Garden Products 7ft Traditional Obelisk (rose tower) stands tall at 7ft. This allows you to create depth and dimension in your garden. A tall obelisk looks great as a focal point in any outdoor space. This garden obelisk has a solid steel construction throughout, improving its durability and increasing its lifespan.

Key Features:

Weather-resistant

Made from steel throughout

Increased lifespan

Specification:

Dimensions

213 x 30cm

Material

Steel

Colour

Black

Brand

GAP

Pros

Coated in antique black paint to give stylish touch

Cons

Requires self assembly

Summary

The true beauty of a garden obelisk is that they provide a decorative element to your garden, whilst ultimately performing their function as a plant support. We understand that choosing the right garden obelisk for your garden may be difficult, so here we’ve included some things to consider before making a purchase. These considerations are especially important if you would like your garden obelisk to stand the test of time, look beautiful next to your garden swing, stand tall next to your bird bath or match your artificial hanging basket. A garden obelisk can be the perfect addition to any outdoor space, but be sure to take these things into account before you buy! Why not also check out our guides on a patio cleaner, patio heaters or more lawn care products including: lawn spreader, lawn aerators, petrol lawn mowers and halogen heaters. We also recommend checking out our review on cantilever parasols.

Material

The material of your garden obelisk might be arguably the most important. Most garden obelisks are made from metal or wood, when buying a garden obelisk made from metal you should check whether it has been crafted with the weather in mind. Most metal obelisks have a powder coating to make sure they withstand wet weather, and some other metal obelisks are made from pre-rusted metal. Wooden obelisks should be either pre-treated upon purchasing or treated when they arrive in your garden, as these structures stay outside – it’s best to make sure they are weather resistant!

Height

The height of your garden obelisk may be another deciding factor on which one you choose to purchase. A tall garden obelisk can add a touch of visual emphasis to an area in your garden where you’d like to draw attention to. A tall garden obelisk can become a real focal point in your garden after it has been decorated with flowering vines. However, if you don’t feel the need for a towering free-standing trellis in your garden, there are some garden obelisks that stand a little shorter – this is perfect if you’ve not got much space in your garden and are conscious on how much space your obelisk will take up.

Dimensions

Following on from the last point, it is important to consider the dimensions of your new garden obelisk. If you have a certain place where you’ve envisioned putting it, it might be worth measuring the area. All of the garden obelisks in this buyer guide have their dimensions listed, so you wont get a surprise when they land on your doorstep!

Colour

A garden obelisks main function is to support foliage, and most of the time this foliage will be bright or neutral coloured depending on your preference – this is why most obelisks are very minimal. Most garden obelisks come in either black or a dark rusty brown to blend in with your outdoor space and compliment your chosen colour scheme. Dark brown wooden structures look great in a garden that has dark rattan cube furniture, or rattan garden benches.

FAQ

What is a garden obelisk used for?

Garden obelisks are tall structures with pointed tops used as garden decoration and plant supports. The most common flower present on a garden obelisk is often roses, which add a touch of elegance and beauty to any outdoor space.

How do you secure a garden obelisk?

Here we’ve included a video that shows everything you need to know about securing and anchoring your new garden obelisk.

What can you grow up an obelisk?

There are many plants you can grow up an obelisk, the most common being roses. However, any climbing plant will be a perfect partner for your new garden obelisk – for example, Clematis, Jasmine or Ivy!

Can I build my own garden obelisk?

The answer is yes! We’ve included a how-to video explaining everything you need to know, including a list of materials and tools that you’ll need for the job.