What is a Pergola?

and other Outdoor Structures
April 12, 2024 by
What is a Pergola?
Zach Raymond

Pergolas, Pavilions, and Gazebos

Outdoor structures are great for bringing your outdoor experience to the next level, whether you're looking for a way to enhance the natural look of your garden or keep the party alive during unfavorable weather. A structure such as a Pavilion, Pergola, or Gazebo might be what you need. These three structures may seem very similar, but knowing which one is for you, can improve the appearance of your yard.

Urbana Pergola from Berlin Gardens

What is a Pergola?

Pergolas are most notable for their semi-open roofs and relaxed design. Pergolas are an incredibly versatile structure for your backyard, letting in plenty of sunlight or just enough shade to cool you off. A Pergola is most commonly designed as a rectangle but can be square as well. Pergolas are an excellent way to accentuate your garden and display your plants. Enjoy your evenings by decorating your pergola with lights, creating a nightlife atmosphere under the stars. Pergolas are great because they open up many creative opportunities to showcase your unique style.

Cascade Pavilion from Berlin Gardens

What is a Pavilion?

Pavilions are identical to pergolas except they have a closed roofA pavilion is most commonly designed as a rectangle but can be square too. A pavilion is open on all four sides; its key defining trait is a closed roof. Pavilions are great for covering a bar, dining area, or any other furniture you want to protect from weathering. Don't be afraid of the forecast any longer. Keep the party alive while staying dry.

Rectangular Gazebo from Berlin Gardens

What is a Gazebo?

Gazebos and pavilions are often confused as being the same since they both have closed roofs. The main difference is that gazebos have fenced sides around them, making them feel like there own room. Gazebos are also often octagonal or oval while pavilions are commonly square or rectangular. Gazebos are an excellent centerpiece for a yard and— while not limited to—are often seen at wedding ceremonies and other celebrations.

Inside a Cascade Pavilion from Berlin gardens

While deciding which structure best suits your yard, consider getting a free consultation from Outdoor Living by Mr. Mulch. Our Outdoor Living Installation team does precise work in expert time. Outdoor Living by Mr. Mulch acquire all of their beautiful Pergolas and Pavilions from the manufacturer Berlin Gardens based in Ohio. Berlin Gardens is a leader in creating Outdoor Structures and also specializes in Outdoor Furniture. If you are interested in Outdoor Furniture for your patio, check out these outdoor furniture sets at the Outdoor Living Store. Enjoy your backyard how you want to before the season ends.

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