In the UK we are in the final stages of summer now. I’d love to be writing here that the summer has been glorious, but alas there has been lots of rain and wind, and only a few days of sun. As hot as it was on those few days (I bought three fans, it was so hot) it feels a mere memory now. We are looking forward to lovely weather this bank holiday weekend so fingers crossed we all have time to take advantage of the warmer weather, whilst it’s back even for a few more short days.
So what is a Gazebo, and how can you use this in the Garden & Camping?
Well, a gazebo is usually freestanding or attached to a wall, roofed, and open on all sides. They can be temporary or fixed as you can see above. Gazebos do sometimes have sides though, often detachable, they provide shade and shelter and can make the perfect place to arrange seating under.
As a keen DIYer, one use of a gazebo, that we have used in the past is as a place to temporarily store items that are bulky like sofas. I’m even considering using one in order to help me paint our kitchen cupboards. This kind of storage idea is much simpler during the summer. However, easily remedied if you have sides for it in case of rain, snow or wind.
Historically festivals in the UK are a muddy wet affair, and bringing a temporary gazebo as well as the obligatory tiny tent can be a great way for a group of friends to come together before or after the music finishes. Apparently, they sell them a lot at festivals, or so my daughter tells me. I think because tents are so small, gazebos are the perfect gathering place, I mean you can even stand up in one, unlike the tents!
Whether it is a children’s birthday party or a family BBQ a gazebo works brilliantly. DO you have a south-facing garden, and you need a little shade at a party? Then this could be just the solution! Or use it as the location for the music and entertainment, whether that be a DJ, arts and crafts or a puppet show. As a place to use away from the sun, how about setting it up like a bedouin tent with lots of cushions to sit on, floaty fabrics in rich colours, LED lamps and plants?
Evening Cinema Club
Move the TV outside with some comfy outdoor seating, some blankets for if it becomes chillier. Or how about investing in a projector to screen your movie? Get the kids involved, helping make the popcorn and tickets and show a favourite movie of yours. Or get creative as a couple and have a date night watching a box set.
Garage Sale or Pop-up Shop
Finally using a temporary gazebo as a place to sell things at fairs or at your home works well too. Keeping everything protected from inclement weather and more precious items being spoiled.
Are there any other uses for a gazebo you can think of?