A toroidal trellis on stilts gives climbing plants optimum growing conditions due to the hole in the middle, thus minimising shading from the leaves. Also, the open centre is like a clearing in the forest, permitting light to enter the ground.
So why are we not seeing toroidal trellises in our gardens?
- Doughnut shaped space frame trellis formed by an octamast (assembly of octahedra) bent into a ring and supported on two octahedra. This toroidal pergola clothed with climbing roses will be a magnificent sight and also perfume the air.
- Plan view.