A pergola is an architectural and structural, consisting of a corridor flanked by columns supporting longitudinal beams connecting the columns on each side, and other cross-linking both sides and hold an open lattice, which usually develop vines. The most common use is to protect traffic areas of a garden, but can also be part of a building as pedestrian protection.
The word pergola comes from the Italian pergola and, in turn, this comes from the Latin word Pergula. The term was already used in Italy around 1645 and in English this term was used in 1675.
Pergolas may link pavilions, canopies can make the doors of the buildings to gardens and terraces and pools, and can be completely autonomous structures that provide shade and shelter along a path.
Pergolas are architectural elements of greater longevity than green tunnels Gardens Middle Ages and early Renaissance, which were often made up of young shoots and willow or hazel flexible joined at the head to form a series of arches, on which wove a longitudinal strips, where vines were developed to make a cool ride, shaded and moderately dry.
In Pergolas Melbourne the inner and outer curved segments of the green walks, pergolas precursors of today, formed a structure that could be seen from a terrace above and provided some privacy to the home offering a vision of a garden lush enclave evoked the Garden of Eden