A garden pergola is an elegant and functional addition to any outdoor space. It not only adds visual appeal but also provides a shaded spot for relaxation and entertaining. Creating the perfect garden pergola requires careful planning and attention to detail. We’ll show you how to create the perfect garden pergola that not only looks stunning but also adds value to your garden.

Size & Purpose

Start by determining the location and size of your pergola. The first step to building a perfect garden pergola is to determine where you want it to be. Do you want it to provide shade for a dining area or create a focal point in your garden? Consider the purpose of the structure and how it will be used.  Once you have decided on the purpose, measure the area to determine the appropriate size of your pergola.


Choose the right materials for your pergola. Your choice of materials for your pergola will determine its style and longevity. The most popular materials for pergolas are wood and metal. Pressure-treated lumber, cedar, and redwood is a classic and timeless option that can be stained or painted to match your garden decor. Metal pergolas are durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions but may require more maintenance.


Consider the style of your pergola. There are various styles of pergolas to choose from, including traditional, modern, and rustic. Choose a style that complements your garden and blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape and your property.


Decide on the roof structure of your pergola. The roof structure is an essential aspect of your pergola as it provides shade and protection from the elements. There are various roof structures to choose from, including open beams, lattice, and solid roofs. Open beams allow natural light to filter through while lattice provides partial shade. Solid roofs offer complete protection from the sun and rain.

Bring it to Live

You can add flowers, hanging baskets, potted planters, and even outdoor curtains. Consider adding climbing plants to your pergola to enhance its aesthetic appeal. Climbing plants such as roses, wisteria, and honeysuckle add colour and fragrance to your outdoor space while also providing additional shade.


Pergolas offer the perfect opportunity to sit and relax surrounded by nature, or a dining area with Mediterranean vibes, or the ideal spot for social gatherings. Adding soft furnishing such as outdoor rugs, rattan corner sofas with floral or foliage print cushions, or feature table and chairs with bold and colourful statement adornments. By adding some personal touches, you’ll transform your garden pergola into a beautiful oasis.

Creating the perfect garden pergola requires careful planning, attention to detail, and the use of high-quality materials. With the right design and construction, your pergola will provide an elegant and functional addition to your garden for years to come. If you would like help designing or installing a bespoke pergola, please get in touch and we’d be happy to help.

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