Are you looking to pay some special attention to your plant babies that aren’t coping too well in your climate?
Or maybe you’re just looking to give your backyard a makeover? Well, look no further because gazebos are the perfect yet practical solution to each problem.
The main thing I love about a gazebo is that it’s customizable, allowing you to let out your creative spark and keep your plants safe and sound!
Keep reading to learn more about 5 of the best ideas for gazebo greenhouses!
Metal Gazebo Greenhouses
If you’re looking for a sturdy gazebo that’s going to last you a long time without needing much repairs and maintenance, I believe that metal gazebos are the way to go!
Modern metal structures have grown in popularity because they easily allow natural light in to create open, airy spaces, which are the best for your plants. This quality makes it a beautiful material for a gazebo!
If metal gazebos intrigue you, be sure to check out our reviews on the Gazebo Penguin Florence Solarium and Gazebo Penguin Add-a-Room Solarium! These are stunning and are made out of strong aluminum and reinforced polycarbonate.
Wooden Gazebo Greenhouses
Wood is such a timeless and versatile material that uplifts the aesthetics of its surroundings no matter what shape or form it’s in. As a gazebo, wood can be easily transformed to match your vision and expectations, as you can see in some of these gazebos by Bob Vila, one of the most well-known people in the home improvement space, on his official website. Or, I believe that it can be used as is in its natural state and still look aesthetically pleasing.
If you’re not into a greenhouse that’s “too woody,” you can always opt for different-colored window panes. For example, white windows against golden oak or teak would really tie the look together!
Attached To Sides Gazebos
If you’re running short on space in your yard but would really like a greenhouse for your plants, an attached gazebo shed is the perfect option, in my opinion. These gazebos attach to a wall of your home, so there are only three sides of coverage that you need to take care of.
A common material that’s used for these gazebos is polycarbonate (not to be confused with its friend, plexiglass). This material is known to last at least a decade or more if it’s maintained properly. Polycarbonate also retains heat and humidity, thus making gardening throughout the seasons a breeze!
Don’t forget that the type of material you choose as your gazebo cover influences how much light your plants will get, therefore impacting their overall health.
The key to ensuring that your plants remain strong and healthy is to maintain a balance in how much light they receive. For example, too much light will result in your plants overheating, while too much shade will lead to your plants deteriorating.
Hexagonal Gazebo Greenhouses
I think that these gazebos are just so chic! I might be biased because these are my absolute favorite gazebos, but I think they will take your backyard from drab to fab in no time!
The shape itself is enough to turn heads, so there’s very little that you actually need to do to decorate these. But if you do want to take it up a notch, a couple of elegant furnishings, such as nice door handles and a light fixture or two, will really finish off the look!
Speaking of light fixtures, it’s great to have a backup source of heat for the cold winter months to ensure that your plants stay healthy in your gazebo. It’s a good idea to get yourself a heat lamp or two for your gazebo to help maintain the temperature inside.
Dome Roof Gazebo Greenhouses
Just like hexagonal gazebo sheds, ones with dome roofs require little to no additional decoration just because their shape has enough wow factor on its own! These are also super classy, and I think that they’ll really increase the value of your property, especially if you find people that are interested in plants.
Dome roof gazebos are quite popular because they’re known to be better for allowing air and energy to circulate through them without obstruction, according to Pacific Domes, a well-known dome manufacturer that’s been around for more than 40 years.
A Bit More About Gazebos
While the ultimate purpose of the gazebo is to make sure your plants thrive year-round, I believe that this doesn’t limit what you can do with one!
If you have enough space in your gazebo sheds, you can set up a little table and chairs, some pretty lights, and even bring some people over to host events like afternoon teas in there. Add a little stone way to the door of your gazebo, and you’ll have the perfect setting!
So if you’re wondering whether a gazebo will be worth the investment, if you’re someone who loves the outdoors and are passionate about maintaining your plants’ health year-round, it’s a resounding yes from me!
If you’re convinced that you need a gazebo in your backyard, be sure to check out these reviews on the best gazebos!
Things To Consider About Gazebo Greenhouses
- I recommend that you get yourself a gazebo kit. It has all the required items you’ll need to have your new gazebo ready and your plants inside in no time. But remember to follow the set-up guidelines to the T to ensure that it’s fitted securely and won’t get damaged (or fly away!) during treacherous weather conditions.
- Make sure you know exactly what’s included in your gazebo kit because some don’t come with some essential items, like flooring, and you’ll have to figure it out on your own if you don’t want grass (or whatever surface you wish to place your gazebo on).
- Do a little research to determine what temperatures your plants thrive in and whether your gazebo is going to meet these requirements. If it’s going to be a challenge in certain months, you’ll need to work out a backup plan to maintain the temperature inside the gazebo, such as getting a fan.
Did You Like My Gazebo Greenhouses?
When I was younger, I always wished for a pretty gazebo in my yard where I could go and snuggle up with a good book right next to some beautiful plants. Now that I’ve taken to gardening, I’ve opted for a gazebo to help me take care of my plant babies, and I honestly think it’s the best decision I’ve made!
I hope you’ve found our greenhouse ideas helpful. Please let us know which of these gazebos was your favorite down in the comments below! And feel free to reach out to me with all your DIY home improvement and landscaping projects.