Simple Pergola Plans
For A Small Garden

Complete These Pergola Plans In A Weekend

When you are ordering timber for the pergola posts you don’t have to copy my sizes. You may prefer square section timber, which is traditional for pergola posts.

If you have a larger garden, separate the posts more and use six or eight pergola posts.

A plan view helps us to see how the rafters are spaced regularly and helps us to get an overall feel for the design.

Build a pergola bench or use garden furniture. My benches are different heights to suit all members of my family.

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unlike other garden structures, such as the shed ,  and is very much a decorative addition. It's there to enhance what is in the garden at present.

The vines and flowers will look so much more attractive. The pathway that travels through the pergola will look more inviting. The conversations we have can be more intimate.

When you look along the path past the pergola make sure there is something interesting like a garden statue, fountain or seat in view drawing the visitor through the entrance.

Your feature will be standing, as if isolated, but still part of the garden we can't see. A larger pergola could take on the form of an “Outdoor Room”. Christopher Alexander describes it like this:

Build a place outdoors, which has so much enclosure round it, that it takes on the feeling of a room, even though it is open to the sky.

To do this, define it at the corners with columns, perhaps roof it partially with a trellis or a sliding canvas roof, and create “walls” around it, with fences, sitting walls screens, hedges, or the exterior walls of the building itself

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