Arbour, in gardening, is a kind of shady bower, formerly in great esteem, but of late almost generally abandoned, on account of the damp and unwholesome shelter it affords.

Arbours are principally constructed of lattice-work, of wood or iron, and are frequently covered with elms, limes, and horn-beams, or with creepers, such as honeysuckles, jasmines, and passion-flowers ; either of which will answer the desired purpose ; though we by no means wish to countenance their re-introduction.