How to Create a Sheltered Garden Space


Now that colder weather is here, it's easy to fall in to the trap of closing the back door and not using the garden for the next few months. But actually, by installing a sheltered space in your garden, it is a great way for you to enjoy the garden whatever the weather. Ensuring that you protect your garden from the elements is so important so you can offer shelter to your guests or yourself, and making it useable all year round. In this post I'm going to share 5 ways in which you can add shelter to your garden space.


Gazebos are great options for shelter in your garden, and can be made from lots of different materials. Companies like Trade Oak provide a number of gazebos using their Trade Oak building kits and they can be secured to a number of surfaces. You can also choose whether you want removable doors or windows or panel sides, making this a very flexible solution.

Patio Awning

Patio awnings are a very flexible design in terms of shape and size. With a flexible positioning you can also set an awning to your desired height. It's a very simple, yet easy to maintain outdoor roofing solution.


These are great to create sheltered and relaxing hideaway spots in your garden. They're also very useful for any climbing plants in the space. An arbour is a perfect setup for people who want to retreat to a corner of the garden and relax. You can turn this into an amazing “relaxation station” where you can add a number of throws and cushions to turn it into an amazing and comfy space. Even if it is pouring down with rain, you've got a lot of comfort.


After a hard day of gardening parasols are an amazing way for you to offer shelter to smaller spaces, and come in a wide variety of sizes and colours. If you are looking for an inexpensive way to add shelter to your garden, parasols are perfect. However, if you live at a high altitude, parasols might not be ideal. Parasols are very likely to blow away and can be temperamental in any slight breeze.


This is another great garden shelter option. You can customise and decorate a pergola in any way you want. If you are looking to set up a garden space with seating opportunities, this is one of the best ways to protect your diners from the elements. A pergola is also an excellent way to add structure to an outdoor space. A pergola is something more for people who have a bit more space to play with, and are looking for an attractive focal point. Because you can add a lot of climbing plants and lighting fixtures to your pergola, it's one of the best ways to make your garden truly stand out.

If you are having a garden makeover this is a great time to think about adding shelter options. Just remember that these should work with your space - so consider the plants, lighting, and any other garden furniture you want to install.

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