This winter gazebo image has inspired me to start a garden gazebo and small structure challenge!
Any season, any type of gazebo structure. A gazebo is a free-standing, roofed, usually open-sided structure providing a shady resting place. So a spring, summer or autumn gazebo would be fitting indeed.
If you are inclined to learn more, here’s the wikipedia definition:
“Gazebos include pagodas, pavilions, kiosks, belvederes, follies, alambras, pergolas, and rotundas. Such structures are popular in warm and sunny climates. They are in the literature of China, Persia, and many other classical civilizations, going back to several millennia. Examples of such structures are the garden houses at Montacute House in Somerset, England. The gazebo at Elton on the Hill in Nottinghamshire, thought to date from the late 18th or early 19th century, is a square battlemented tower like a fort, part of an extensive system of red-brick walled gardens.”
Here’s a gazebo in the central park in St. Catharines (near Niagara Falls), designed by Frederick Olmstead. This one is designed to be a bandshell for orchestra/band concerts in the summer:
This is the gazebo at Hortulus Farm in Pensylvannia:
Hortulus Farm Gazebo
by Marilyn Cornwell
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