The 10 Best Gazebos

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Whether you're entertaining guests or looking to provide a relaxing outdoor sanctuary for enjoying good weather with the family, one of these gazebos will create the tranquil oasis you seek on a deck, patio, or lawn. Made with durable frames, weather-resistant canopies, and mesh netting, they deliver plenty of shade, protection from the elements, and a haven from pesky bugs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Kozyard Alexander

2. Sunjoy Regency II

3. Purple Leaf Pergola

Editor's Notes

December 15, 2020:

Since everyone enjoys different aesthetics, and has different space restrictions and requirements, we focused on including a lot variety in the offerings during this update. This resulted in us eliminating a lot of the previous recommendations because they were simply too similar to another model on the list. For example, there was very little separating the Great Deal Sonoma from the Suncrown Garden, so we decided to keep the latter because of the more decorative curtain hooks and slightly darker fabric, which is less likely to show dirt. Likewise, the Sunjoy Summer Breeze didn't have any features that made it stand out from the rest, and considering it didn't include curtains or netting yet costs roughly the same price as the Suncrown Garden, which includes both of those, we didn't see any reason to keep it.

A new addition this year is the Sunjoy Chapman, which we like for its cedar wood posts and hard top that make it extremely durable. As you might expect, this is very important for something that will be left outside everyday and exposed to all kinds of weather conditions. Speaking of changing weather, we added the Purple Leaf Pergola specifically for that reason. It has a retractable canopy, so you can get shade or protection from the rain when you want it, and open the roof for a bit of sunshine on those colder days.

If you love plants and adding other decorative items to your outdoor space, you'll want to look at the Sunjoy Regency II. It features shelves on its posts that are great for displaying foliage or other items, and it also has loops at each corner of the roof to hang lights, planters, or anything you else you might like.

When it comes to providing coverage to a large area, the ABCCanopy Double immediately stands out. While most others come in 10 x 10, 12 x 12, and similar sizes, the ABCCanopy Double measures an expansive 10 x 20 feet, making it the best option for accommodating big groups of people.

February 07, 2019:

Included the Kozyard Alexander for its large size, rustproof aluminum frame, and galvanized steel roof, all of which allows it to withstand extreme weather conditions all year long. Furthermore, its improved drainage system will ensure that no snow or standing water collects in specific areas. Also added the EliteShade Titan for its integrated wind vent and bright orange canopy. The beige-colored polyester covering on the Suncrown Garden provides adequate protection from harmful UV rays. Though simplistic in design, I thought the Sunjoy Summer Breeze was a worthy option due to its ease of assembly and unobtrusive footprint. Also added the Mastercanopy Bermuda as a great option for use in hot climates, thanks to its breathable fabrics and flame-resistant design. Even though the Gazelle G6 isn't constructed of steel or iron, the convenient pop-up design sets up in under 1 minute, making it a great choice for traveling purposes. Finally, included the Quictent Metal for its bright red color and sturdy rounded feet that can easily accommodate both ground stakes and bolts for stability.

Special Honors

Sol 72 Bradenville With a basic steel frame and adjustable polyester panels, the Sol 72 Bradenville is a somewhat modern and minimalist model that provides shade to an outdoor space without completely dominating the landscape. While affordable, it is worth noting that it wouldn't be suitable for locations that tend to see strong winds. wayfair.com

Forever Redwood Sun Gazebo Crafted from the type of wood in its name and complete with sliding doors, the Forever Redwood Sun Gazebo is an attractive option that can last through a decade of more of use, and provide total privacy when you want it. It comes in seven lengths, ranging from 8 to 20 feet, and a like number of widths, and can be purchased with or without flooring. foreverredwood.com

4. Sunjoy Chapman

5. EliteShade Titan

6. Sunjoy Wyndham

7. AsterOutdoor Rectangular

8. Gazelle G6

9. Suncrown Garden

10. ABCCanopy Double


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on December 18, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

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