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A gazebo can be the perfect focal point for your garden design whilst also providing shelter, allowing you to enjoy your garden come rain or shine. Traditional wooden gazebos are often turreted, an octagonal shape and typically include built-in seating. If you aren’t ready to commit to a permanent gazebo structure yet, then consider a pop up gazebo which is easy to erect and collapse making it perfect for summer barbecues or drinks.

What’s the difference between a gazebo and a marquee?

Although gazebos and marquees are very similar products, there are two main differences between them. The first difference is size – marquees tend to be larger in size than gazebos and are designed for larger functions and parties. The second difference is the walls – traditionally gazebos do not have any walls and instead are left open, whereas marquees are walled structures. However, nowadays it’s also easy to find a gazebo with sides for your garden.

What size gazebo or marquee should I buy?

Before purchasing a garden gazebo you should first figure out what size you need. To do this, first measure your garden and determine how much space you have to work with. Then decide what the purpose of your gazebo is. A small gazebo is great for barbecues and small gatherings, whereas a large gazebo will be more suitable for larger groups of people and if you want to place tables and chairs under it.

What type of gazebo or marquee should I buy

There are many different types of garden gazebos and which one you choose will depend on your requirements and personal taste. Here are some different garden gazebo types to consider:

  • Pop Up Gazebo

    As the name suggests, pop up gazebos are quick and easy to put up, making them ideal for camping trips or picnics. If you are likely to be putting up and taking down the garden gazebo by yourself then a pop up gazebo is an convenient choice.

  • Large Gazebo

    A large gazebo is an excellent option if you plan to keep your gazebo out all year round as a space for entertaining or outdoor dining. Tip: opt for a large gazebo that will comfortably accommodate your garden furniture.

  • Small Gazebo

    If you are mainly buying your gazebo as a decorative focal point, then a small gazebo is a wonderful choice as it won’t distract from your overall garden design. However, if you want a temporary gazebo to host guests for drinks in the summer then a small pop up gazebo might be the right choice for you.

  • Waterproof Gazebo

    If you’re intending to use your gazebo in the rain as well as in the sunshine then it’s important to get a waterproof gazebo. Regardless of whether you’re purchasing a large, small, wooden or pop up gazebo it’s important to make sure it is made from waterproof material.

  • Gazebo With Sides

    For extra privacy and shelter from the elements, opt for a gazebo with sides. They’re great for when the weather isn’t on your side.

No matter the occasion or purpose we have a great selection of large gazebo, small gazebo, waterproof gazebo and pop up gazebo designs to choose from. You might also want to check out our range of garden furniture to help decorate the gazebo area in your garden.
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