Gazebos - our pick of the best

Want to add charm and character to your garden with a pretty garden building? Or Simply looking to take shelter from the sun's ray at a moments notice? Take a look at the lovely options available with garden gazebos; from open structures, which can be made with wood, wicker, or metal, to pop up lightweight fabric designs that can be put up and dismantled with easy.

The joy of a gazebo is having a roof overhead to provide sun shelter – making them a great addition to any garden, especially with unpredictable British summer weather, you may need to take sudden shelter from rain too!

Whether you're looking for a permanent structure that will look beautiful for garden parties, or if you just need something temporary to provide shelter at family barbecues, you’ll find affordable modern options, too. Take a look at our pick of this summers best gazebo designs for every occasion.

Rowlinson Buckingham Woodenin garden Gazebo

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Rowlinson Buckingham Wooden Gazebo

Specifications

Dimensions: H2.78m W3.57m D3.57m

This wooden gazebo is spacious enough to fit a large table and chairs, so it’s perfect for creating shade for those family gatherings in the summertime. The Rowlinson Buckingham gazebo provides a generous shaded area in the garden where you can sit and relax all year round. The design also features half trellis panels all around - ideal for trailing plants to dress it up. FSC–approved softwood. Assembly required. 

Rowlinson Buckingham Wooden Gazebo, £1315, B&Q

Rowlinson Buckingham Wooden Gazebo in garden

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Rowlinson Gainsborough Gazebo

Specifications

Dimensions: H2700mm W3000mm D2600mm

This six-sided gazebo, with it's elegantly curved roof struts, has a subtle oriental feel which would add charm to a beautifully established garden. Not only a lovely addition to any outdoor space, being made from pressure-treated wood for longevity and featuring a solid weatherproof roof and a solid floor this gazebo is perfect for use all year round. Requires two-person assembly. Wood natural. Overlap cladding roof. 

Rowlinson Gainsborough Gazebo, £939.99, Tesco Direct (opens in new tab)

Roma BBQ Gazebo in garden with gas BBQ

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Roma BBQ Gazebo

Specifications

Dimensions: H250 W250 D152 cm

This gazebo will provide a great shelter for your bbq area, meaning even if the sausages get burnt you don’t have to! This simple design is ideal for when you are entertaining in the garden yet want to avoid the sun’s rays. The gazebo has a taupe canopy in showerproof fabric and a powder–coated steel frame.

Roma BBQ Gazebo, £199, Waitrose Garden (opens in new tab)

Very Green Pop Up Steel Gazebo on grass

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Pop Up Steel Gazebo

Specifications

Dimensions: 300cm square

Ideal for impromptu garden parties and BBQ's, and let's be honest they have to be that way with the good British weather! In a fetching traditional green this polyester and steel frame gazebo comes with an instruction manual and a handy carry bag for easy storage and transportation. Put it together in no time, to provide instant shade so you can enjoy outdoor parties without the worry of direct sunshine. 

Pop Up Steel Gazebo, £69.99, Very (opens in new tab)

Not on the High Street Polenza Cream Garden Gazebo in garden

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Polenza Cream Garden Gazebo

Specifications

Dimensions: H250 W250 cm

This design makes a real statement with it's Art Deco style corner supports and billowing net curtains that fasten and draw together. It creates a rather romantic, relaxing atmosphere - perfect for lazy, hazy days of summer. Great for special occasion parties because it's feels more 'dressy' than a standard garden gazebo. 

Polenza Cream Garden Gazebo, £269, Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)

Rowlinson Willow Gazebo in garden

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Willow Gazebo

Specifications

Dimensions: H265 W248 D215 cm

This pretty Rowlinson gazebo made in willow is just perfect for a country garden. It creates a charming hideout away from the sun's harmful rays. the rustic willow allows it to blend seamlessly into the surroundings of the garden. This smaller scale design is ideal to accommodate a bistro table and chair set. Quick assembly, with the fixing pegs provided and easily disassembled for winter storage. To help preserve and prolong the life of the willow you can also brush on a coat of Linseed oil. FSC timber.

Willow Gazebo, £380.99, Worldstores

Wilko Steel Gazebo in garden with outdoor furniture

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Wilko Steel Gazebo

Specifications

Dimensions: H270 W300 cm

Host the perfect summer party under the cover of this simple, yet classic gazebo. Easy to set up and pack away, the frame is made of powder coated steel to create a durable and robust frame to support the polyester canopy.

Wilko Steel Gazebo, £90, Wilko (opens in new tab)

Ikea Applaro Gazebo dark wood and white

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Applaro Gazebo

Specifications

Dimensions: H275 W300 L300 cm

This gazebo gives excellent protection against the sun’s UV rays as it blocks 98% of the ultraviolet radiation. The air vent reduces wind pressure and allows heat to circulate. Easy to keep clean and fresh as the fabric can be removed and machine-washed.

Applaro Gazebo, £250, Ikea (opens in new tab)

Tamara Kelly

Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.