Zest Dorset Arbour with Storage Box
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The Zest Dorset Arbour is a fully pressure treated, seated arbour made from Tongue and Groove cladding with small diamond trellis sections.
The bench seat of this arbour is hinged at the rear and folds up to reveal a hidden storage space. The added hidden storage under the seat is a very useful addition to the arbour.
The gently curved shape of the roof is made by the fascia, the roof is made from overlapping boards.
|Extreme Width (max)||1568mm - 5' 2"|
|Extreme Depth (max)||670mm - 2' 2"|
|Extreme Height (max)||1995mm - 6' 7"|
|Footprint/ground Width||1300mm - 4' 3"|
|Footprint/ground Depth||600mm - 2' 0"|
|Ridge Height||1995mm - 6' 7"|
|Framing Width||70mm - 0' 3"|
|Framing Depth||45mm - 0' 2"|
Note: All imperial sizes stated are approximate, rounded to the nearest inch.
|Cladding||Shiplap and Trellis|
|Roof Material||10mm Rounded Edge|
|Wall Material||10mm Shiplap and 8mm Trellis|
|Cladding Material||Shiplap and Trellis|
Assembly & Care
|Installation||Self-assembly by customer|
|Persons to Assemble||2|
|Typical Assembly Time||1 to 2 Hours|
|Fits Through Door (78x30 inch)||Yes|
|Annual Treatment||Not required|
Useful To Know
|Warranty||10 Year Anti-rot|
|Recommended Use||Leisure & relaxation|
|Includes||Full instructions and fixings|
|Excludes||Ground-based fixings & assembly|
Our product specifications are given in good faith but can be subject to manufacturer change without notice. Should an attribute be of essense to your purchase, please feel free to contact us first for confirmation.
The Zest Dorset Arbour with Storage Box is delivered from central UK stocks held by Zest. Depending on product size, one of two established carriers will undertake home delivery.
Typically, a 7.5 ton lorry will deliver. This will reach most locations an average car can. On occasion, a smaller 3.5 ton vehicle may be used for smaller items.
Unloading will take place at the kerb-side or onto your adjacent driveway. Vehicles will not leave the public highway. A driver may be willing to carry the goods into your garden at their own discretion. Goods cannot be carried through your home, therefore if necessary please arrange some extra help privately.
This product benefits from a free delivery service within mainland England, Wales and Southern Scotland. The above postcode checker will confirm this for you.
Delivery will typically be made within the period quoted on this product. For larger products, the carrier will call and book in a convenient delivery date. For smaller products, a delivery date will be provided by email from the carrier, which will include a reference to allow online tracking.
Less frequently serviced locations may be subject to an extended delivery period of up to an additional 7 days.
Zest deliver across mainland Great Britain. Therefore, for this product we are unable to service; Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Northern Ireland and all of the Scottish Islands.
Due to additional delivery zone fees, certain Scottish Highlands locations (Zone B) can only be serviced at a distant surcharge (at cost). The above post code checker can confirm if a surcharge will apply.
These locations include:
Zone B = Scottish Highlands (FK19-21) at £14.99
Update (Spring 2022): AB, IV, KW, PA & PH post codes are no longer serviced by Zest.
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- Made from high quality, pressure treated timber
- FSC certified timber from managed resources
- Shiplap tongue & groove walls
- Diamond trellis topped walls
- 10 Year Anti-rot Warranty
- Hidden storage compartment below the seat
10 Year Anti-Rot Warranty
An assurance from the manufacturer that their timber product, if maintained according to their re-treatment policy, will resist rot within a 10 year period.
Sustainably Sourced Timber
The manufacturer of this product has confirmed that the timber used to produce this has been sustainably sourced. Having been obtained from a managed resource, where responsible forest management is employed.
Wood is placed into an airtight tank, by vacuum the air is replaced with preservative. This penetrates deep into the pores. This superior process extends lifespan allowing in-ground use.
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
A tongue & groove jointed boarding offering a smooth planed finish. Each upper face is shaped with a shallow curve to offer a shiplap, overlapping appearance.
When an open cladding is formed from securing timber rails or battens across one another, in a spaced diagonal or square arrangement, this we call Trellis. Ideal for decorative purposes.
4 out of 5 Paul Antony West, Stoke-on-Trent.
Tuesday 28th June 2022
Overall very good excepting floor of storage box missing one piece of wood. But still OK, useable, and does not effect appearance.
5 out of 5 Jude Bailey, SWANSEA.
Tuesday 19th April 2022
I love this arbour! It was easy to put up and the instructions were really clear. It took us just over an hour to complete and it looks amazing.
5 out of 5 richard morley, Nottinghamshire .
Thursday 28th October 2021
Great product easy to assemble and arrived very quickly.
5 out of 5 Yvonne Howells, Devon.
Saturday 25th September 2021
Lovely arbour, very impressed with the price, have seen ones not nearly as robust that cost a lot more. Delivery was very fast and hassle free. Definitely recommend.
5 out of 5 Howlett, Hythe hants.
Tuesday 21st September 2021
Thrilled with quality and ease of construction. Very good value. Quick delivery.
5 out of 5 Howlett, Hythe hants.
Tuesday 21st September 2021
Thrilled with quality and ease of construction. Very good value. Quick delivery.
5 out of 5 Adam Slater, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Saturday 28th August 2021
Quality item, will idealy need two people to build and move. Very solid once constructed. Quick delivery, with clear instructions emailed with what to expect. Recommended, very happy.
4 out of 5 Ken Hindmarch, Durham.
Monday 26th July 2021
Ordering process was easy, good price, e-comms were pretty good. Delivery was a let down, four bundles of parts in heat shrink packaging slung in the back of a van with one guy trying to carry them on his own, we weren't even asked to sign for them or give a name on receipt. Unpacked them week later to find instructions and fixings were missing, quick phone call and sorted in a couple of days. Spot on. Now constructed and it place, looks great, the wife is happy.
4 out of 5 Wendy Goodman, Nuneaton.
Friday 16th July 2021
End product is great but we had to request instructions and screws as they didn’t arrive with the Arbour. Also no holes at all which made it difficult to assemble and one of the strips of wood at the side wasn’t very secure. Must admit though it looks beautiful, cannot stop admiring it
4 out of 5 Allan, MK16.
Monday 21st June 2021
Nice product. Quite easy to assemble, but it should of had some Pilot holes in sections, but it had No pilot holes! (ONE GARDEN COMMENT: Thank you for your feedback. Where the instructions mention "pilot holes" this is a customer instruction, allied to the provision of a drill and bit to undertake this locally to any screw positions as you progress through installation. A hand tool, such as a bradawl, would do this as well. Bolt holes are pre-holed, however screws are not.")
5 out of 5 Ted Cowan, GL545BL.
Sunday 20th June 2021
Great product, robust and easy to assemble. Needs two people to assemble
5 out of 5 Anthony Ziya, Southampton.
Sunday 20th June 2021
Perfect garden arbour. easy to assemble, strong and looks fantastic.
3 out of 5 Brian Hubbard, Orpington.
Friday 18th June 2021
It is now finished and erected, looks nice but had a couple of problems. Delivered on time and in several polythene covered packs which was good. All parts were there plus instructions but downloaded some more as larger format was better. For the not so expert DIY the immediate problem is there were no pre-drilled holes to select correct place for screws as in instructions, spoke to their technical dept. but not very helpful, put the screws where you thought they should be, they said!! As a frequent DIY'er not too much of a problem but took longer than necessary. On completion very sturdy and upright. Very hot weather soon showed some sections of wood were skimped so gaps appeared, had to use mastic filler prior to painting with water based fence paint. Roof was the worst, but since we probably won't sit out in the rain will live with it. Overall it looks good and secure but not sure whether value for money hence only 3 stars.
5 out of 5 Simon, Staffordshire.
Tuesday 08th December 2020
What a lovely item this is. Very well made and easy to put together. Would definitely recommend this arbour and One Garden. Easy to deal with, overall a great experience.
5 out of 5 Paul Warren, Maidstone, Kent.
Monday 12th October 2020
Excellent product warranting 5 stars for quality and I wont reduce that because of these minor irritations!! First, the initial instructions are not clear as to where the first (front) and second (rear) panels are fixed. The pictures could be better in close up and would save some words. Also, there are no pilot holes as indicated in the instructions and finally a couple of places could done with a bit more "finishing". A bit of sandpaper would not have come amiss. As a reasonably competent diy'er these things did not cause me a problem, but for others they may have experienced some issues. But as previously mentioned a great product, which looks great when painted. (Paint everything before assembly!!) (ONE GARDEN COMMENT: The screw pilot holes are to be undertaken by the customer as per the instructions, using a 3mm drill bit (or a bradawl) as described. With external pressure treated timber having an initial high moisture content and prone to settlement/movement, the pilot holes should be formed on install to avoid misalignment.)
4 out of 5 Colin Morton, TN61EN East Sussex.
Tuesday 11th August 2020
The first delivery of the product had apparent broken or splits to the structure, all seen before unpacking.The unit was also wrong in so much that it was a combinatIon of two different Arbors. However, having reported this back to the sales team, it was collected within two days and the correct one delivered about two- three days after that. Product: fairly easy to assemble but did not have pilot holes in any of the structure to ease the screw fixing. The storage box does let in water as the slats of the seat area and the front of the box are not tongue and grooved together. The Arbor sits well on the patio and we think it a reasonable acquisition for the price paid
5 out of 5 Heidi, Southampton .
Tuesday 28th July 2020
Arbour came with easy to follow instructions, it’s sturdy and comfy. Best to paint it before construction. Looks fabulous in our back garden, my favourite place to grab a few peaceful moments.
5 out of 5 Veronica , Hamilton Scotland .
Sunday 26th July 2020
Great service love it! Was build in a couple of hours, would recommended
5 out of 5 Sue Deary , Bridgend.
Sunday 19th July 2020
I love the arbour it fits in my garden perfectly and the storage seat is an added bonus!
4 out of 5 Mike Cronin, RICKMANSWORTH.
Saturday 20th June 2020
Very happy with the overall product, a couple of the pieces were slightly warped and needed "a bit of help" to get them to fit, and a few more screws would have been handy as I had to use more than supplied. Otherwise very happy with the finished product.
4 out of 5 Anne Grant, Perth.
Monday 15th June 2020
After initially being delivered with 2 damaged panels which were replaced within 3 weeks we got the arbour built tho not the easiest of jobs. Would have been helpful to have had marking as to where fixings were to be. Had a lot of guesswork and a few extra drill holes before getting secure fixings. Now built it is a sturdy lovely addition to our garden.
5 out of 5 Howard, Bedale.
Friday 04th October 2019
Arrived as advised. Easy to assemble on my own and looks great.
5 out of 5 DJ Carlsen-Browne , Wales .
Thursday 25th July 2019
Couldn't be more pleased with the Arbour. Well made, good design and well priced. And delivery prompt.
4 out of 5 Christine Johnson, Leighton Buzzard.
Friday 19th July 2019
Pre delivery service very good. One complete package missing, ie only 2 packages delivered. Outstanding package delivered within a couple of days.
Some parts quite warped, particularly seat back, therefore difficult to construct. Floor panel does not fit accurately, leaving a gap along the front side. Overall pleased with the item.
3 out of 5 Sue winters, Scottish Borders.
Sunday 23rd June 2019
Great looking arbour which was reasonably easy to assemble. Shame there were no existing pilot holes as this made the assembly process more complicated. Also noticed that the storage area is not waterproof.
5 out of 5 raymond carter, scarborough.
Tuesday 28th May 2019
An asset to the garden. I built it solo in under 3 hours. Instructions were easy. And also your price was the cheapest on the market
4 out of 5 Linda Gaywood, Dagenham RM10 8XP.
Thursday 23rd May 2019
Good value for money. Excellent with the storage space. Only problem is when put together I wanted to paint it and couldn’t get to the bits behind the backrest without difficulty. Overall a good buy.
5 out of 5 Philip Hughes, Worcester.
Thursday 09th May 2019
Very good item would recommend, easy to assemble
3 out of 5 Irene Cavanagh, Wigan wn6 0uw .
Friday 01st March 2019
Delivery was fast, but one side panel was warped, so had trouble putting it up. Had to get chap back to try and rectify it best he could.
5 out of 5 stephen jordan, north yorkshire.
Monday 17th December 2018
Product excellent, very good quality. Only downside was that I did not have enough screws
5 out of 5 Miss Karajz, Bedfordshire .
Tuesday 09th October 2018
Excellent product, arrived on time. No issues putting up, a two person project. Looks lovely in my garden. Would recommend.
5 out of 5 J.Springthorpe, Leicester.
Sunday 02nd September 2018
Excellent service. Arrived when expected. Product easy to assemble but required an extra pair of hands but that could be due to the fact that we are in our late 70's. Very pleased with how it looks and will certainly keep your website in mind if requiring any other garden products.
5 out of 5 Linda, Hull.
Wednesday 18th July 2018
Love our new arbour, husband put it together on his own, plenty of room under the seat for storage, excellent company very efficient I would definately order from them again x
5 out of 5 Peter Appleton, Lee on the Solent.
Friday 13th July 2018
Package arrived and following the instructions the complete structure was in place inside three hours - very pleased. Thanks
4 out of 5 Vicky, Leicestershire.
Wednesday 04th July 2018
I'm pleased with it, now its up, and my friends have admired it. But when it was delivered I was a little disappointed as the wood was damp, looked a little 'unfinished" and 3 pieces had cracks in. Having said that, once I contacted one garden, they explained the dampness was probably down to the wood being impregnated with preservative, and they immediately sent 3 new panels without question. So top marks for customer service. Finally - I would not have been able to put this up myself, as there are no screw holes marked or drilled. The instructions were good, but you definitely need an element of DIY skills. so only buy it if you can do it, or know someone who can. It is not like an cupboard flat pack.
5 out of 5 Ron Doyle, Bedford.
Tuesday 19th June 2018
Package arrived on time. Well packed. Easy instructions. Simple to assemble. Once painted and assembled, positioned and used. Dog loves to take it over.
3 out of 5 Vernon Lenthall, Barry.
Tuesday 19th June 2018
Arrived in 3 boxes - well packed and protected. Trial inspection and assembly carried out prior to delivery to recipient for birthday. This was worthwhile as it revealed a number of minor faults - batten for storage box misaligned - staples securing base had missed their target completely - small hinges securing seat panel were very loose - actually an inadequate size. An otherwise good product let down by final quality control
4 out of 5 J Hoile, Cambridgeshire.
Monday 11th June 2018
Item arrived when promised but the seat was damaged. A replacement was sent but took 6 days. Easy to assemble once the holes were inserted. Roof assembly found to leak when raining and water penetrates the seat so nothing can be put in the box area unless waterproof. Quality control could be improved but value for money otherwise.
5 out of 5 John, Lydd.
Friday 08th June 2018
Excellent value for money. No problems with self assembly, fairly solid & heavy, just help required to move to final position. No hesitation in recommending.
4 out of 5 Ann Thillainadarajah, 10 Alpine Way, Northampton, NN5 6PR.
Monday 04th June 2018
I was satisfied with the Dorset arbour, although in some places the woodwork seems to be a bit rough.
4 out of 5 Slee, East Anglia.
Tuesday 29th May 2018
Arrived promptly when expected. Instructions very clear helped by photographs. Product was in good condition but slight gap in roof panel and crack on edging. Fitted together well. Good value.
5 out of 5 Dave Kippax, South Shields.
Monday 28th May 2018
Easy order, arrived quickly and within time frame. Simple to follow instructions and easily assembled to form a sturdy piece of attractive garden furniture. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5 A.E. Jones, West Yorkshire .
Sunday 27th May 2018
4 out of 5 Jan Hutchinson, Boston, Lincs.
Monday 21st May 2018
The Dorset Arbour was an Xmas present from my mum and it's only this week I've managed to put it together! It's a good solid item, not a flimsy thing and good value for money. It would've been helpful if the screw holes had been pre drilled, as I wasn't expecting to drill the holes and found it difficult at times, especially as the wood was very hard in places. I also had great difficulty in getting the bottom part of the storage box in place and had to take the small front panel off, but I got there in the end! Now it's in place, it looks lovely and is comfy to sit on, even without a cushion, so I'm a happy bunny.
5 out of 5 S Keeler , Norfolk.
Monday 21st May 2018
We are extremely happy with the arbour. All our friends love it too!
4 out of 5 Hibberd, Beckenham .
Saturday 12th May 2018
Our garden seat was easy to assemble and the storage box under the seat is a good size. Great value for money and delivered on time. We are very pleased
4 out of 5 Christine, west sussex.
Wednesday 25th April 2018
Arrived on time but there was some damage to several parts, mainly split wood. Instructions were unclear and on poor quality photocopied paper. Pleased with end result due to persistence of my construction team.
5 out of 5 Fran, South West.
Sunday 22nd April 2018
Fast delivery. One side panel was slightly damaged but a new replacement panel was despatched immediately. Excellent customer service. A good quality solid timber arbour. Good size with useful storage seat. Would recommend.
5 out of 5 h. thomson, ayrshire.
Wednesday 11th April 2018
Perfect for our needs. Relatively easy to erect. Looks good when finished.
5 out of 5 geoff howard, milton keynes.
Sunday 08th April 2018
Looks good and only took an hour to construct, only one problem, the back rest was cockeyed and needed to be restated, but apart from that, very happy.
5 out of 5 michael j maycock, coventry.
Monday 02nd April 2018
Excellent item, it was delivered on time with a very helpful driver who was pleased to place the packed arbour where I wanted. The arbour itself was well made and easy to assemble, the finlshed article looked so impressive, one bit of advice it is very heavy and really needs two persons. I cannot fault it and good value.
5 out of 5 Mr.I.Hanson, Morecambe,Lancashire..
Wednesday 14th March 2018
Being a retired joiner l used more screws here and there. I also put extra bearers to give the base of the storage box extra strength. l also mastic gunned the roof overlaps with clear mastic and did the same with the gaps in the seat section because of water getting in. Overall l am quite happy with the unit. (ONE GARDEN COMMENT: Thank you for your feedback. From the enhancements you've made you certainly now have your own deluxe model!)
4 out of 5 Mr J Lukey, Fairlands, Guildford.
Tuesday 12th September 2017
Fitted together well with good instructions. You have to drill your own screw holes as these are not done for you, but some parts are assembled like the seat and all the main panels. Fit was good. Very pleased
5 out of 5 Christine Napier, scottish borders.
Monday 28th August 2017
Delighted with the arbour - or sitooterie as we call it. Assembly was much more difficult than we anticipated as we had to drill holes so it took at least a day and a certain amount of cursing!
5 out of 5 K Miller, Elgin.
Tuesday 01st August 2017
Brilliant seat and shelter, well made and reasonably easy to assemble on my own. Delivery was exceptional, received three days after ordering.
5 out of 5 Graham, St helens.
Friday 28th July 2017
This is by far one of the best additions to my garden. The comments from everyone who has seen it have been amazing and I have added hanging baskets on each end which look great. FIVE stars at least.
5 out of 5 Anne dignan, Scotland.
Saturday 15th July 2017
Delighted with the bench and arbour, also very pleased with bench cushion and protective cover. Thank you for your prompt service
3 out of 5 John Finney, St Helens.
Monday 03rd July 2017
Should have come in 3 boxes, only 2 delivered, delivery companies error. I was told to open the boxes and work out what parts were missing. This I did and eventually the missing box arrived. The fixings were missing couldn't be bothered going through the hassle of contacting the supplier again so I bought some screws. Erecting the arbour isn't too difficult but the roof isn't the easiest to get right, ended up fitting a couple of brackets to make it more rigid. Apart from that it looks pretty good.
4 out of 5 anon, .
Sunday 26th June 2016
Good strong construction, but rough finish on some of the wood. The arbour has been painted and looks good in the garden.
4 out of 5 anon, .
Wednesday 08th June 2016
Great item for the garden. Clear instructions with photos at each step but you do need to lay everything out and read them carefully to make sure no mistakes made. Not the products fault of course! A couple of the slats in the roof had split and only noticed this once up. Used sealant to repair.
3 out of 5 anon, .
Thursday 26th May 2016
My Mother bought this for my wife and I's first wedding anniversary. Simple instructions and easy to assemble. Despite it stating that 2 people would be required to erect it, i handled it myself with ease. I would say however that the bottom storage box isn't waterproof neither is the roof. I was required to use exterior wood filler in several places due to the wood being split and water dripping through.
5 out of 5 anon, .
Tuesday 24th May 2016
4 out of 5 anon, .
Friday 20th May 2016
Very pleased with this product.
5 out of 5 anon, .
Sunday 15th May 2016
Easy to assemble, customer service was excellent. Delivery on time and friendly. I will definitely be using One Garden again. The Dorset Arbour was a present for my parents, it looks beautiful assembled in the corner of the garden. Thank you Onegarden.
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