Landscape Design Ideas with Pergolas

landscape design ideas with pergola

A pergola can enrich your outdoor space in looks and practicality. Explore different backyard landscaping ideas with pergolas and the advantages of adding a pergola to your outdoor living space.

What is a Pergola?

A pergola is an outdoor structure with a roof. It has columns that support a roofing grid of beams and rafters. Whether they are free-standing or attached to your home, pergolas may be left open or covered, creating an area that will shelter you from the elements.

Pergolas are often mistaken for other outdoor structures such as arbours and gazebos. Here are the differences between them.

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Arbours are free-standing or not attached to a house (but may be attached to a fence). They’re simple structures that lack architectural touches. Pergolas may have these details, like masonry columns, and are larger than arbours.

Arbours are great if you want something small and simple but are not the ideal choice if you are looking for something substantial with intricate designs.


Gazebos are wooden structures that have a closed roof, while a pergola may be open. Most gazebos are round and have raised floors.

Gazebos are more expensive than pergolas, are sometimes more difficult to build, and use up more yard space.

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The Benefits of Having a Pergola

Pergolas are multifunctional. As they provide shelter from the elements, they can be an extension of your home, helping you utilize more garden space for entertaining or enjoyment.

A pergola can house the perfect entertainment area; one that you never have to put away! A pergola can conveniently store your furniture, barbecue, and other items, even in rain or snow.  With a pergola, you’ll always have somewhere in your garden to sit and relax with your loved ones.

Pergolas are an affordable and simple way to add value to your home. By installing a pergola, you can make improvements to your living space without undergoing any major renovations. Remember, home buyers are increasingly considering outdoor living spaces when deciding between properties.

Design & Backyard Landscaping Ideas with Pergolas

The design options for pergolas are endless. It all comes down to your personal taste. You could create an outdoor eating area with decking and curtains, while shutters and lights can be used for privacy and function.

Or, imagine a little garden nook with house plants and vines, that offers somewhere nice to sit and watch the world go by.

The only limitation is your imagination. Once we know what you’re looking for, the team at Natural Landscape Group can design the perfect pergola retreat for you.

Contact Natural Landscape Group today and talk to us about your backyard landscaping ideas with pergolas.