The Best Wooden Gazebos for Your Garden

japanese style wooden gazebo on a garden

Japanese Style Gazebo

Given the sudden splurge in the popularity of wooden gazebo kits, a lot of companies have jumped on the bandwagon of gazebo manufacturing.

They are a fantastic focal point of your garden and they provide the shelter you need to stay out of direct sunlight or rain.

There are so many uses you can get out of them ranging from BBQ’s, hot tub covers or even just a place to put some seats in and relax.

Just like almost every other product, the customer is spoiled for choice here too, with a large number of different varieties available.

We’ve pulled together what we consider the top 5 if you’re interested how we came to this decision then read our buying guide.

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Here are our top 5 wooden gazebos, there’s a few different styles including one that’s Japanese inspired.  You can either select a product from below or scroll down further to read our helpful reviews.

Last update was on: March 28, 2020 8:52 am

Best Wooden Gazebo Brands with Sizes & Weight

Image Brand Size Weight Price
Checo 3.5m Diameter 510kg
Dunster House 3.2 x 3.2 x 3.0 m N/A
Rowlinson 2.1 x 2.3 x 2.6 m 53kg
Dunster 2 x 2.4 x 2 m N/A
Checo 2.5m Diameter 510kg

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Checo Home & Garden Octagon Wood Gazebo Review

simple wooden gazebo with a roof

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This octagon wood gazebo that’s produced by Checo Home and Garden is from one of the best and most reliable wooden gazebo manufacturers in the UK.

It’s a very durable and stylish looking garden centrepiece that is perfect for most sizes of hot tub, whilst it’s also ideal for housing garden and patio furniture to help you relax.

You can comfortably place a large table inside with several chairs which is ideal, especially if you plan on inviting family and friends round.

For the DIY enthusiasts amongst you, it is possible to create side curtains that can be closed, similar to mosquito nets, however, these are not sold by Checo.

You will either have to attach your own curtain rail to the frame or attach them in another way.

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Build and Design

Made of premium quality pine/spruce.

The package comes with 11 side panels  and 2 handrails, 8  posts of dimensions 70mm x 70mm, 1  protractor to set the posts, 8  wooden beams for roof binding, 10 wooden struts, 8 wooden rafters, wooden ending to the top 16 metal brackets, metal cross to connect the rafters, 8 finished wooden roof panels (cladding) and 16 finished slats for roof panel.

Moreover, the wood has been treated with Wolmanit C-10 for durability. The gazebo has one open side, two semi-open sides and four closed sides.

PROS:
  • Vintage Victorian appearance
  • Well ventilated
  • Fits large hot tubs
  • Durable materials
  • Quick build

CONS:
  • Floor panels not included

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Dunster House Heavy Duty Wooden Gazebo with Felt Roof

large shelter that can act as a car port

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If you’re looking for a multipurpose wooden gazebo kit with a simplistic design and strong build, then this is your best choice, it can even double up as a car port.

Premium in quality, this Dunster gazebo comes with a ten-year rot warranty and the reputation of the very popular Atlas ltd.

Whether you have a house party or friends over for some barbecue, or if you just want some cover for your hot tub, this one can do it all and more.

This type of wooden gazebo is also regularly known as a pergola with a roof.

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Build and design

With an impressive external width of 3.20m (10′ 5″) / 3.20m (10′ 5″) and a ridge height of 3.04m, this gazebo splits the perfect difference between big and small. The world-class spruce is infused with the best of preservatives to make it last longer.

Atlas also offers a variety of roof panels such as half height, full height and glazed panels for privacy, as well as, protection from all sorts of weather. The posts are strong and the framework is heavy duty with high tensile strength and endurance for steam and rain.

PROS:
  • Decorative design
  • Easy to install
  • VERY Durable
  • Comes with flooring

CONS:
  • Not very private
  • Requires 2 people to build

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Rowlinson 6 Sided Willow Gazebo for Home Assembly

Rowlinson Willow Gazebo

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Rowlinson have a large range of wooden gazebos that are stylish but very quirky and this Elizabethan inspired shelter is one of their very best.

This type of wooden shelter is perfect for relaxing at the bottom of your garden in pleasant weather and is big enough to hold a small table with chairs.

It is compact but sprawling in its sophistication and is especially good for small gardens.

It will sit in one corner of your garden and everyone that sees it when visiting will be drawn towards it.

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Build and design

It’s hexagonal make and small size is deceptive; it is quite spacious inside.

The lattice sides are horseshoe-shaped, further making it eerily reminiscent to a 19th-century garden.

The setup is so light, it can be very easily shifted from one place to another. The roof and floor are made of solid willow.

PROS:

  • Very compact
  • Easy to set up
  • Sophisticated appearance
  • Intricate design

CONS:

  • Bit flimsy
  • Small space

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Dunster House Pressure Treated Utopia 200 Shelter Review

large open wooden shelter

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If you’re looking to buy a straightforward looking wooden shelter that is relatively simple to build then check out Utopia 200 by Dunster house.

The pressure treated wooden uprights are extremely sturdy and the felt covered roof ensures that you have solid structure that can keep you and your family or friends sheltered.

As you can see in the image, this type of wooden gazebo is less fancy than several others that you’ll see on this website but is very effective.

This product can be bought and erected without the need for planning permission.

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 Build and design

The Utopia 200 is not very flashy, but is very impressive in terms of the perfect symmetry it is made in. With an external width of 1.98m (6′ 5″) / 1.98m (6′ 5″) and a ridge height of  2.40m (7′ 10″), the gazebo is just how big you want it to be. The top of the class spruce is pressure treated.

PROS:

  • Very easy to set up
  • Sturdy build
  • Roof felt included
  • Good walkthrough height

CONS:

  • Not very private

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CHECO HOME AND GARDEN JAPANESE PAGODA STYLE

Checo home and garden Japanese style pagoda

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This wooden gazebo is simply unique, with its standout feature being the stunning historical Japanese inspiration.

It is aesthetically appealing to the most minute detail and will spruce up (pun intended) your garden.

A true focal piece for your garden, giving you a real “cultured” feeling, it would also be great for any Japanese themed event.

The Pagoda is not very big, so it can fit into any corner. The beige colour further adds to its old worldly charm.

The timber is also pressure treated.

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Pros and cons

PROS:

  • Durable and long lasting
  • Unique design
  • Floor panels
  • Pressure treated

CONS:

  • Tricky to build

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My name is Shaun Bird and I've been writing about and reviewing outdoor products (mainly tents and gazebos) for over 4 years now. If you're looking for advice before you buy then read my posts or contact me via the about us page.