The Top-Rated Garden Gazebos and Kits

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    Is it Time to Buy or Build a Gazebo?

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    Many well-designed gardens include an ornamental or accessory building that provides shelter, trains plants and vines, and serves as an attractive focal point. A gazebo – believed to be from the word gaze and the Latin suffix ebo, "I shall gaze" – is traditionally open at the sides and has some sort of roof on top. It can be connected to a house or freestanding.

    Traditionally, a gazebo consists of posts, beams, rafters, some sort of roof, and sometimes walls or curtains. Unlike a pergola, which usually has a flat roof, a gazebo usually has a pitched roof to allow rainwater to run off. It can be attached or butted up against a house or be freestanding.

    Most reliable companies offer detailed assembly instructions more information on their websites. The gazebos we have chosen are top-selling models in a variety of materials, prices, and sizes. Some require more assembly than others; take this into consideration when you are shopping.

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    coolaroo gazebo

    What: Isabella Gazebo by Coolaroo

    Size: 10 feet x 12 feet

    • Lightweight aluminum frame is easy to install.
    • Unique breathable knitted fabric:
    • Blocks up to 90 percent of UV rays, but allows cool breezes in.
    • Weather-resistant fabric and components also stand up to mold and mildew.
    • Easy to clean.
    • A lightweight, powder-coated steel post frame is color coordinated. Steel posts are also powder coated.,
    • Leg hooks help keep the cover in place. 

    Buy it on Amazon

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    Design Toscano

    design toscano gazebo

    What: Amelie Architectural Gazebo by Design Toscano

    Size: 96 x 96 x 126 inches ; 236 pounds

    An old-fashioned French-style, octagonal (that's eight sides) garden gazebo.


    • Provides 43 square feet of interior space.
    • Classic arches made of curved steel
    • Accented with metal florettes and a finial on top.
    • Built of rust-resistant, powder-coated 7/8-inch tubular steel in a chocolate brown finish.
    • Bracketed feet for permanent installation.
    • Simple assembly required.

    Buy it on Amazon

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    Hampton Bay Solar Lighted Gazebo

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    What: Hampton Bay Solar LED Lighted Gazebo

    Size:: 10 feet x 10 feet


    This gazebo has a solar cell on top that charges throughout the day, which will power the LED lights to add a soft glow in the evening. The gorgeous garden structure has a weather resistant polyester canopy for 100 sq. ft. of coverage. Mosquito netting ties up when not needed or can be let down for a bug-free outdoor experience.

    • Weather-resistant polyester fabric for 100 square feet of coverage.
    • Equipped with mosquito netting that can be tied back when not in use.
    • Features a powder-coated finish for durability.
    • Canopy provides shade from the hot sun.
    • Hook on the solar gazebo can hold up to 12 pounds.

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    outsunny gazebo

    What: Outsunny gazebo

    Size: 11 1/2 feet x 7 feet 9 inches 


    • Double roof design allows excellent ventilation.
    • Dome-shaped roof to prevent water from pooling.
    • Sturdy powder-coated steel frame gives strong support.
    • Velcro fasteners keep curtains connected or can be detached to open up things.
    • Double roof design for improved ventilation on hot days.
    • Walls (curtains) can be closed to keep out insects or wind. 
    • Velcro fasteners keep walls connected or can be detached for an open feeling.
    • Assembly is required but all necessary hardware is included.
    • Color: orange.
    • Materials include coated polyester fabric; frame material is powder-coated steel.
    • Includes ground stakes.

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    Palram Palermo Gazebo

    palram gazebo

    What:  Palermo Gazebo

    Size: 12 feet x 12 feet

    • Features a 6-mm unbreakable polycarbonate panels that block up to 99.9 percent of harmful UV rays; prevents it from becoming yellow or become brittle over time.
    • Its sturdy aluminum frame provides a durable, strong and corrosion-resistant structure that is also powdered-coated for extra protection.
    • Includes integrated rain gutters, channels, clips for curtains, an anchoring kit and roof vent
    • Fast and easy DIY setup. Designed for year-round weather conditions.

    Buy it on Amazon