Brilliant pergola ideas to improve your garden this spring

traditional patio in garden with pergola
(Image credit: Jeremy Phillips)

After the somewhat unbearable heatwaves of recent years, you might be looking at pergola ideas now ahead of the warmer months in order to provide shelter in your garden. 

These garden structures are ideal for creating a stylish but shady focal point and are suitable for patios, decked areas and on lawns so no matter what your garden design looks like, there will be a pergola idea that you can take inspiration from. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.