Ottawa Gazebos We Can Build Them
What is a Gazebo?
A gazebo is a structure that is put in a garden setting. The gazebo is often built in the shape of a hexagon or octagon and has a roof on top. They are constructed of wood or metal and used for shelter from the rain and to provide shade from the sun. Gazebos give an elegant and timeless touch to any garden area and allow for a nice place to relax and unwind. Seating is also often placed inside them to provide a nice spot for conversation. At Dutch Green in Ottawa, we are experts at building gazabos of many shapes and sizes. Including freestanding wood structures or a custom design to cover any outdoor kitchen.
What is the purpose of a gazebo?
Gazebos often make up the focal point of a garden landscaping area and are often even seen in retail landscapes, or large open green areas like in large parks as well. They can provide sufficient privacy as you can add curtains or drapes all around the sides of the gazebo. Curtains or drapes can provide a very elegant and romantic look to the structure. Gazebos can either be screened in or open air depending on a person’s preference. Many people may decide to screen in their gazebo to help protect them from bugs outside. Gazebos can be freestanding or attached to a wall in a garden. They can also come in a large variety of colors and styles to complement your outdoor space and home architecture.
Gazebos a little history
The popularity of gazebos dates all the way back to ancient Greece and Rome. During those times, the gazebos were made as outdoor gathering spaces as they are today. The Egyptians would use gazebos to support grapes that they would use for their wine and for raisins. They believed that these garden paradises they created would follow them to heaven. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, gazebos were often used as bandstands in a town square or park.
In the Medieval and Renaissance Periods, gazebos were often used as a place to meditate in the gardens of churches and monasteries. Gazebos are now a very popular focal point in elegant garden weddings due to that sense of romance they give off.
Gazebos provide that feeling of a relaxing escape in the privacy of your own backyard. Their timeless structure and elegance can give your outdoor space that beautiful focal point, while also providing a place of relaxation and shelter. These structures have such a long history that there is no doubt they will be used as beautiful focal points in garden areas for many years to come.