If you have a lovely garden, you might want to put a nice swing in your favorite spot: among the roses, by the pond or under that beautiful old maple. Arbor swings can be placed just about anywhere and they will not only support your swing, but will be a striking addition to your garden design. Arbor swings can be highly ornate, with dense latticework, almost creating a private room for your swing. And once covered with some flowering vine, they can look like a private castle fit for a princess. Japanese style arbor swings are very popular, especially if you like Japanese garden esthetics, simple lines and sparse mix of plants and rocks. The bigger your swing is, the more sturdy and substantial your arbor must be. Smaller arbors will have to be set in concrete to be able to securely support your swing. While they might be more expensive, arbor swings made of hardwoods like cedar or cypress are much more weather resistant and will last you a long time without much maintenance. Other weather-resistant options are synthetic lumber called polywood or pressure-treated pine.