Kyle MacLachlan's romantic rose trellis beautifully maximizes growing space – master gardeners use his technique in their own yards

The rose arch in the actor's garden has practical benefits in a gorgeous shape – here's why professional gardeners swear by his feature

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Kyle MacLachlan's rose arch is one of the most beautiful examples of vertical planting we have ever seen. He pulls the technique off beautifully, and gardening experts are keen to recreate it.

The Inside Out actor's garden, showcased in the second frame of a recent Instagram post, is a budding green oasis. An expansive row of rose arches stretches down the length of the garden, each covered in a leafy vine. A slate pathway makes it easy to walk underneath the archway, and rows of low, bushy plants keep the ground from looking bare. The whole thing is peppered with tiny white and pink flowers. In the background, we catch sight of a red hummingbird feeder and a lattice-like wooden fence, both keeping pests out and inviting pollinators in.

The trellis has immediate visual as well as functional impacts in the garden. Thomas Rutter, master gardener and gardens content editor at Homes & Gardens, states: 'Kyle MacLachlan's rose arch is both romantic and impactful, making use of climbing and vining plants to adorn vertical structures. This is a great example for gardeners seeking vertical garden ideas, growing upwards in smaller spaces and thereby maximizing your growing space.' The stunning technique not only shows off the plants that are present but makes room for planting more.

Rose arch in a sunny garden

A rose arch, similar to the one seen in Kyle Machlachlan's garden

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Furthermore, Rutter uses the technique in his own garden. He says, 'As a professional gardener, I have grown both roses and wisteria vines over pergolas and walkways. Often considered some of the best climbing plants, these two cottage garden plants will add color and interest to any space. What's more, you do not need a vast yard to achieve a romantic archway, this can be done in smaller gardens too.'

Tuscany garden with rose arch with pink flowers

A rose arch, similar to the one seen in Kyle Machlachlan's garden

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What's the secret to MacLachlan's look? Constant vigilance. 'When growing climbing plants over structures, the golden rule is to regularly train climbing plants, pruning and tying in to ensure that your vines grow where you want them to succeed,' says Rutter. He continues, 'Rambling roses and wisteria are both vigorous growers and need constant attention to keep them in check.' Though pruning climbing roses can be difficult, it is worth it for the overall health of your arch.


To replicate Kyle Machlachlan's gorgeous garden, the main equipment you will need is a rose arch. Our garden editors are partial to those at Walmart, which offers great deals on hundreds of high-quality choices. Our favorites are these three accessibly priced metal picks, which tend to be sturdier and last longer than wooden versions.


For those hoping to recreate the look, we advise choosing the right climbing plants with care for a full and vibrant look. Different plants can work, but Rutter advises: 'If you are seeking trellis ideas or looking for plants to grow over a rose arch, I would recommend growing Rosa 'Constance Spry'. This pink rose is the perfect climbing plant. It will quickly clamber over a trellis or pergola and is notable for producing large pink blooms with a heady fragrance.'

Whether you spend hours a day in your garden each summer or are a beginner gardener, everyone can see the appeal of a beautiful rose arch stretching across your backyard. Kyle Machlachlan's yard is just one wonderful example.


Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.