Garden Shelter: Ideas

A sheltered area in your garden will allow you to enjoy the British weather. You won’t need to worry about the weather forecast when entertaining outside. Your garden can be protected from the elements and provide shelter for your guests.We have created this guide to help you find some ideas for garden shelter.

Before you begin Garden Shelter

Building your garden shelter may require some DIY. We recommend that you always refer to the instructions for tools and materials provided by the manufacturer before starting any project.

Gazebos and Marquees

Marquees and gazebos can be used to provide shelter in your garden. You can make these structures from different materials, and secure them to many surfaces.

You have the option to choose between panel sides and removable doors and windows. A marquee or gazebo can provide shelter from the rain as well as shade from the sun.

Patio Awning 

A patio awning is a great option for an easy, maintenance-free solution to your outdoor roofing needs.

They can be adjusted in size and shape to cover a wide range of outdoor spaces. You can adjust the height of your patio awning by using their flexible positioning.

Arbour Garden Shelter

Arbours are great for creating a sheltered area in your garden. These arbours are great for supporting climbing plants. They can also come with an integrated storage container to keep any unwanted garden items in order.


Parasols make a great option for shelter. Parasols are great for providing shelter in smaller spaces or dining areas. They come in many colors and sizes.

Parasols are not only affordable, but they can also be used in almost any type of garden. Parasols are not recommended for use in windy areas, so be aware.

Pergola Garden Shelter

When fitted with the right roofing materials, a pergola can be a great option for garden shelter, especially for existing seating areas or dining areas.

Your pergola can be decorated in many ways. You can use lighting, outdoor paint, climbing plants and other decorative items. A pergola is a great way of adding structure to your outdoor space. They create a focal point.

Outdoor Lighting 

Consider your outdoor lighting options to enhance the beauty of your garden shelter structures.

String lights are an excellent choice as they can be attached to or wrapped around shelters or garden canopy. You could also create a path with solar lights. These are great because they automatically light up at night and don’t require any mains wiring.

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