Garden Structures Buying Guide

Garden structures are the final outdoor flourishes, the perfect companions to plants and flowers, an additional layer of liveliness and life to your yard. Which one -- or ones -- you choose to include in your yard depends in large part on your needs and garden desires.

Types of Structures

Types of Structures

Small yard or expansive landscape, there's a place (and probably a need) for a garden structure, as well as a style that matches the combination of plants you've chosen. Some are purely decorative, designed to accent the architecture of either the landscape or the yard. Others are decorative and practical, supplying a place for climbing plants to bloom or garden visitors to relax. Review the focus and features of these garden structures -- arbors, garden sheds, gazebos, greenhouses, pergolas, trellises, raised-garden kits, sheds, and water garden and pond kits -- as you make a selection that's perfect for you.

Arbors

Arbors are often used to mark a passage from one section of a garden to another, such as from front yard to backyard. An arbor structure typically has two sides that are joined together overhead; the roof may be curved, have right angles, or include a mixture of shapes.

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DC
$196.49

Accent the natural beauty of your yard or garden with this charming arbor bench. Crafted of heavy-duty steel rods welded in a beau...tiful and simple design, this bench can easily be trellised with plants or left bare to enhance the beauty of your... read more

Convenience Concepts
$174.55 $136.00

Convenience Concepts Mission Garden Arbor: Chinese fir wood construction Mission style

Griffith Creek Designs
$833.34 $416.67

Griffith Creek DesignsThe victorian arbor combines the use of intrigue design to enhance your outdoor living space. The extra wide... path is a perfect gateway to your garden. The metal is galvanized before being powder coated to insure a rust free beauty... read more

Griffith Creek Designs
$866.00 $433.00

Griffith Creek DesignsThe majestic garden arbor is fitting for any size estate. The arbor is available with a gate that will lead ...you into your wonderful outdoor environment. The metal is galvanized before being powder coated to insure a rust free... read more

Garden Sheds

While their primary focus is storage for tools, containers, and other outdoor implements, garden sheds typically also have an area for working, relaxing, or both. Some garden sheds may also have greenhouselike space that allows them to be used during colder months.

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Suncast
$698.00

Stroll through the full double-door opening of a Suncast Walk-in Shed and take a look around at all the stuff you can store. The s...ize makes it great for housing all the large equipment you use, while the optional accessory kits increase storage space... read more

Suncast
$599.00

Stroll through the full double-door opening of a Suncast Walk-in Shed and take a look around at all the stuff you can store. The s...ize makes it great for housing all the large equipment you use, while the optional accessory kits increase storage space... read more

Keter
$299.00

The Keter High Store Vertical Storage Shed allows you the ability to organize all of your garden tools and outdoor accessories in ...a secure, dry environment. Constructed of weather-resistant resin, this shed is one-of-a-kind, offering a Wood Look and... read more

Lifetime
$1099.00

Lifetime's 8 ft. wide Outdoor Storage Sheds are the perfect solution to your storage needs. Built with durable, dual-wall high-den...sity polyethylene, our sheds are steel-reinforced and low-maintenance. With various features including shatter proof... read more

Gazebos

Gazebos are typically freestanding structures with roofs and often are enclosed, sometimes loosely and sometimes more formally. The shape is often multisided, such as octagonal, or circular, but it can really be anything that lends itself to the shape and structure of the yard.

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Garden Winds
$199.99

Replacement canopy only. Mosquito netting set not included. Solid privacy curtains not included. Metal structure not included. Mod...el number of original gazebo L-GZ215PST-4. This replacement canopy fabric will fit the Monterey Gazebo originally sold at... read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$279.39

Better Homes and Garden Hollow 10' x 12' Cabin Style Gazebo:Polyester canopy top with CPAI-84 fire retardant treatmentColor fastne...ss to prevent fading due to exposure from the sun, water repellent, mildew and stain resistantDimensions: 118"W x 144"D x 108"H (299.72cm x 365.76cm x 274.32cm)Heavy duty steel frameHoles at bottom for anchoring if desiredBeam with 1 rail for easily pulley for side netting useVented double roof for more wind through read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$399.00 $382.12

Create the perfect shaded getaway with the Sawyer Cove Barrel Roof Gazebo. It gives you the option of additional backyard shade an...d includes one-barrel construction. With a unique look, the outdoor gazebo is a stylish piece that won't cramp the style of your outdoor space but instead it will add an attractive place for relaxing. The steel frames are beautifully complimented by a green polyester canopy and thanks to weather resistant materials, the Sawyer Cove Barrel Roof Gazebo will be able to withstand the weather. The shade it provides will keep you cooler while you enjoy sitting outside even on warm days. The tools needed to assemble are included and it is made with high quality construction making it durable and sturdy. read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$299.00 $164.83

Better Homes and Gardens Ridge-Top Gazebo, 13':180G Polyester canopy top that is flame-resistant, nonfading, water-repellent and r...esistant to mildew and stainsGazebo Dimensions: 157” x 110" (157cm x 279.4cm)Steel frameHexagonal-shaped roof for an attractive lookAnchor holes6-piece corner posts for added strength and stabilityVented double-roof for ventilationIncludes net covering read more

Greenhouses

Greenhouses are garden structures -- freestanding or attached to a house or garden shed -- that allow homeowners to grow tropical plants in cold weather or start seeds during the last days of spring. They can be a variety of sizes and shapes.

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Abba Patio Canopy
$488.99

This item is lightweight and portable even after assembly. With this greenhouse your plants can bloom earlier with a head start on... the Spring and Summer months, and you can overwinter plants in mild climates. Strong durable reinforced transparent PE... read more

Gorilla Grow Tent
$249.99 $199.99

- Brand New Gorilla Grow Tent | 2' x 2.5'- 100% metal, interlocking, sturdy frame & connectors- 1680D "Easy On" grow tent- 12" hei...ght extension kit- Infrared blocking roof insertion- "EZ View" windows- Convenient access tool pouch- Heavy duty flood... read more

Spring Gardener
$322.07

Spring Gardener gable greenhouse # IS 70810 is lightweight and portable even after assembly. Place directly over top of your garde...n area to get an early start on the gardening season. Wing nut assembly does not require tools and is easy to set up.... read more

$413.49

Add vintage style to your home decor with this gorgeous Fryer chandelier. Crafted from high-quality steel, this piece is one that ...you'll enjoy in any room of your home for years to come. Features: 4 lights Chandelier Made with steel Contemporary style... read more

Pergolas

Unlike gazebos, pergolas are typically open on the sides and often attached to a home or integrated with a deck. Some pergolas are completely open on the sides, while others may have open framework that offers some separation from the rest of the yard.

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Better Homes and Gardens
$320.00 $294.00

Better Homes and Gardens Meritmoor Aluminum/Steel Pergola with Single-Finish:Aluminum/E-coated and powder-coated Steel frameEasy t...o assembleDimensions: 9' x 8.6' (274.32 cm x 262.13 cm)1.58" (4.01 cm) thick cross supports4.33" (11 cm) thick post read more

Garden Winds
$104.99

REPLACEMENT CANOPY ONLY. METAL STRUCTURE NOT INCLUDED. Canopy Shade Dimensions: 205" L x 81" W. This replacement canopy is made fr...om our high performance Riplock 350 fabric. This pergola replacement canopy is designed to shade your existing metal or... read more

Sunjoy
$1389.99

Give a fresh new look to a boring backyard. Add style and flair by bringing home this stylish and functional Louvered Pergola by S...unjoy. It’s a relaxing, shady oasis where your family and friends can enjoy the outdoors. If the design of this pergola... read more

New England Arbors
$1737.08

Grand and Impressive, the Roosevelt Pergola sets an impressive stage for your outdoor entertaining an imposingly stylish 12 ft. x ...12 ft. pergola made from a revolutionary melding of vinyl and recycled wood pulp. A product that gives you the best of... read more

Trellises

Sometimes freestanding but often adjacent to a home or garden shed, trellises provide a framework for climbing plants, such as climbing roses.

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Better Homes and Gardens
$69.00 $56.90

Better Homes and Gardens 9' Round Umbrella, Tan Trellis:Size: 9' round patio umbrellaTexturedMaterial content: PolyesterTan trelli...sCrank closure read more

Garden Winds
$159.99

Replacement canopy only. Mosquito netting set and metal frame not included. This replacement canopy will only fit the trellis 10x1...2 gazebo sold at Kmart, model number L-GZ454PST-A. This canopy is made from garden winds's high performance riplock 350... read more

Improvements
$69.99

Our classically Waverly Trellis allows your climbing plants to thrive anywhere in your garden.Let your climbing plants wind at the...ir will with this supportive and decorative trellis. Ideal for showcasing vertical pops of color with plants or flowers... read more

Misco Home And Garden
$2.68 $2.01

This decorative garden trellis supports climbing plants and vines while adding beauty to your garden.

Raised-Garden Kits

Raised garden beds offer many advantages, including water conservation and easy access. Raised-garden kits make it easy for homeowners with virtually any size of yard to construct these types of growing spaces.

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Convenience Concepts
$55.99

CVC1569 Features Chinese fir wood construction Trellis allows plants and vines to climb Classical barrel design 2 Tiers Red Cedar ...finish 1 Year warranty Material: Wood Color: Red Cedar Shape: Rectangular Water Resistant: Yes Dimensions Overall Height -... read more

Pyper Marketing LLC
$279.29 $275.99

PYPM1005 Features Material: Wood Color: Brown Set includes: 3 Planters Color: Brown Number of Items Included: 3 Shape: Rectangular... Number of Feet: 4 Capacity: 400 Fluid Ounces Product Care: Dust with a dry cloth as needed Number of Tiers: 1 Dimensions... read more

Amedeo Design
$293.11

FWJ1260 Features Thousands of unique designs with customization possible creating a virtually unlimited selection Amazing Stone-Li...ke Appearance Ideal for Use Inside and Out Remarkably Light, Strong, Weather-Proof (120 to -20 ) Low cost of delivery and... read more

Amedeo Design
$822.90

FWJ1260 Features Thousands of unique designs with customization possible creating a virtually unlimited selection Amazing Stone-Li...ke Appearance Ideal for Use Inside and Out Remarkably Light, Strong, Weather-Proof (120 to -20 ) Low cost of delivery and... read more

Sheds

Unlike those designed for the garden, sheds are used just for storage of tools, items such as lawn mowers, and other garden necessities. They are often smaller than garden sheds.

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Suncast
$698.00

Stroll through the full double-door opening of a Suncast Walk-in Shed and take a look around at all the stuff you can store. The s...ize makes it great for housing all the large equipment you use, while the optional accessory kits increase storage space... read more

Suncast
$599.00

Stroll through the full double-door opening of a Suncast Walk-in Shed and take a look around at all the stuff you can store. The s...ize makes it great for housing all the large equipment you use, while the optional accessory kits increase storage space... read more

Keter
$299.00

The Keter High Store Vertical Storage Shed allows you the ability to organize all of your garden tools and outdoor accessories in ...a secure, dry environment. Constructed of weather-resistant resin, this shed is one-of-a-kind, offering a Wood Look and... read more

Lifetime
$1099.00

Lifetime's 8 ft. wide Outdoor Storage Sheds are the perfect solution to your storage needs. Built with durable, dual-wall high-den...sity polyethylene, our sheds are steel-reinforced and low-maintenance. With various features including shatter proof... read more

Water Gardens and Pond Kits

Water gardens and ponds are also garden elements that work in a variety of outdoor spaces; water gardens and pond kits come in a range of sizes. Most kits provide all the items needed to construct the water feature.

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$233.99

Amazing lighted waterfall weir adds nighttime drama Dramatic single sheer waterfall illuminated by LED lights Ideal for formal ret...aining wall or pond-free water features Create an evening hot spot with this cool-running LED waterfall weir. Atlantic... read more

Safavieh
$437.26 $349.81

Evocative of a waterscape, the green and taupe Water Garden rug from Isaac Mizrahi New York Collection Rugs is hand-hooked of visc...ose and cotton with a loop-pile background and contrasting cut-pile stylized flower petals for plush depth and dimension.... read more

Safavieh
$106.49 $79.87

Evocative of a waterscape, the blue and grey Water Garden rug from Isaac Mizrahi New York Collection Rugs is hand-hooked of viscos...e and cotton with a loop-pile background and contrasting cut-pile stylized flower petals for plush depth and dimension.... read more

Safavieh
$98.43 $73.82

Evocative of a waterscape, the green and taupe Water Garden rug from Isaac Mizrahi New York Collection Rugs is hand-hooked of visc...ose and cotton with a loop-pile background and contrasting cut-pile stylized flower petals for plush depth and dimension.... read more

Product Features

Product Features

Garden structures such as trellises and arbors may look fairly simple, but there are complexities to consider in even the smallest items. For example, structures must accommodate plants and people, so a trellis that works for a small plant may not be able to support a full-grown vine. A pergola sized for two may outgrow its usefulness if your family expands in size. So before you invest in a garden structure, consider several product features, including size, construction, and seasonal durability. Here's a short overview.

Size

Thoroughly review the proposed size of your garden structure in relation to the size of your yard. Proportion is key: A large shed may dominate a small space, possibly to the detriment of other focal points in your landscape.

Construction

If you're planning to purchase a garden-structure kit, thoroughly review the construction requirements, particularly if you are a novice DIYer. If you're building it yourself, ensure you have the skills, tools, and space to do so.

Style

A contemporary-minded garden shed will feel out of place in a cottage garden; a traditional arbor won't quite match the aesthetics of an Arts and Crafts bungalow. Choose a style for your garden structure that complements both your plants and your home.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

So you've decided to purchase a garden shed, a water garden, an arbor, a trellis, or another garden structure. Great -- but what final purchase considerations are important to put into the mix? What's noteworthy besides size, style, and construction? As it turns out, several very important buying points are the final items that any homeowner or outdoor enthusiast should review. Those include maintenance and seasonal durability. Here's a quick overview to get you started.

Maintenance

Any garden structure will have some maintenance requirements; the extent of those will determine what types of plants you're able to grow as well as the time commitment you'll need to make on a regular basis.

Seasonal Durability

Every climate is different and has different extremes in terms of precipitation and temperatures. The garden structure you choose should be able to withstand your area; if not, it should be easy to move and store.

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Better Homes and Gardens
$399.00 $382.12

Create the perfect shaded getaway with the Sawyer Cove Barrel Roof Gazebo. It gives you the option of additional backyard shade an...d includes one-barrel construction. With a unique look, the outdoor gazebo is a stylish piece that won't cramp the style of your outdoor space but instead it will add an attractive place for relaxing. The steel frames are beautifully complimented by a green polyester canopy and thanks to weather resistant materials, the Sawyer Cove Barrel Roof Gazebo will be able to withstand the weather. The shade it provides will keep you cooler while you enjoy sitting outside even on warm days. The tools needed to assemble are included and it is made with high quality construction making it durable and sturdy. read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$299.00 $164.83

Better Homes and Gardens Ridge-Top Gazebo, 13':180G Polyester canopy top that is flame-resistant, nonfading, water-repellent and r...esistant to mildew and stainsGazebo Dimensions: 157” x 110" (157cm x 279.4cm)Steel frameHexagonal-shaped roof for an attractive lookAnchor holes6-piece corner posts for added strength and stabilityVented double-roof for ventilationIncludes net covering read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$69.00 $56.90

Better Homes and Gardens 9' Round Umbrella, Tan Trellis:Size: 9' round patio umbrellaTexturedMaterial content: PolyesterTan trelli...sCrank closure read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$199.00 $181.68

Better Homes and Garden Convair 10' x 10' Pavilion Gazebo:Polyester canopy top with CPAI-84 fire retardant treatmentColor fastness... to prevent fading due to exposure from the sun, water repellent, mildew and stain resistantDimensions: 118"W x 118"D x 110"H (299.72cm x 299.72cm x 279.4cm)Heavy duty steel frameHoles at bottom for anchoring if desiredIncludes ground stakeTop cover easily assembly read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$299.00 $275.62

Better Homes and Garden Parker Creek 10' x 12' Cabin Style Gazebo with Adjustable Side:Polyester canopy top with CPAI-84 fire reta...rdant treatmentColor fastness to prevent fading due to exposure from the sun, water repellent, mildew and stain resistantDimensions: 144"W x 118"D x 104"H (365.76cm x 299.72cm x 264.16cm)Steel frameHoles at bottom for anchoring if desiredVented double roof for more wind throughAll around netting for option to keep zippers on each side join in the middle to close gazebo read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$299.00 $266.35

Better Homes and Garden Canal Drive 11' x 11' Cabin Style Gazebo with Adjustable Side:Polyester canopy top with CPAI-84 fire retar...dant treatmentColor fastness to prevent fading due to exposure from the sun, water repellent, mildew and stain resistantDimensions: 130"W x 130"D x 108"H (330.2cm x 330.2cm x 274.32cm)Steel frameHoles at bottom for anchoring if desiredVented double roof for more wind throughAll around netting for option to keep zippers on each side join in the middle to close gazebo read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$320.00 $294.00

Better Homes and Gardens Meritmoor Aluminum/Steel Pergola with Single-Finish:Aluminum/E-coated and powder-coated Steel frameEasy t...o assembleDimensions: 9' x 8.6' (274.32 cm x 262.13 cm)1.58" (4.01 cm) thick cross supports4.33" (11 cm) thick post read more

FIRST Up
$97.00 $74.19

Protect your guests from the searing sun with this 10' x 10' First-Up Canopy. Covers a true 100-square feet, has a comfortable, 11...1-inch center height and features venting panels to aid air circulation. With a wheeled carry bag so you can easily tote... read more

Ozark Trail
$39.97 $24.41

With the Ozark Trail Replacement Canopy Top for 10' x 10' you can protect your guests from the searing sun, pouring rain and assor...ted weather elements. Coming in at under 50 lbs, the gazebo is easy to assemble and quick to store away. This straight leg... read more

Trademark Innovations
$116.49 $86.78

Canopy tent by Trademark Innovations Lightweight and portable. Tent will protect up to fifteen people from the elements in a myria...d of settings and under almost any weather conditions. Manufactured from high quality parts this product comes with a... read more

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