What is a pergola?
A pergola is a basic yet practical garden structure that can serve multiple purposes. According to the dictionary, a garden pergola is defined as "an arch or a structure with a roof over which climbing plants can be grown".
An outdoor pergola can be a place to put your outdoor setting to ensure it is undercover, or it can simply be a place that offers shade and privacy within your garden.
In fact, according to the Houzz 2017 Landscape Trends Study, of the 86% of homeowners who updated structural elements in their outdoor area in 2017, 24 per cent updated a gazebo or pergola, making it one of the most popular garden features.
What makes a good pergola?
A good pergola design idea should be fully functional to suit your needs and lifestyle, it should be affordable, low maintenance and offer good privacy and excellent sunshade.
A specialist pergola builder will be able to advise on the best style, size and materials based on your requirements and budget.
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