Gazebo

Definition - What does Gazebo mean?

A gazebo is a free-standing garden structure with a roof. It is often hexagonal or octagonal in shape. Gazebos are made of wood or metal. They are usually considered a shelter and provide shade in the garden. Most have built-in seating or a table.

Many gazebos also boast lattice, curtains, or drapes to create privacy. Gazebos are often the focal point of any garden. Many times they are constructed on a hill or other high area to afford a view to anyone relaxing in the gazebo shelter.

MaximumYield explains Gazebo

During the 19th and 20th century, many towns around the United States boasted gazebos in the town’s square or city park. They were typically used as bandstands or gathering points for town functions. Weddings are often held in the protective shelter of a gazebo.

Ancient Egyptians frequently built gazebos as a framework to hold up large grape vines and as shelter against the hot desert sun.

In Greece and Rome, gazebos were normally built in the middle of formal gardens as a tribute to gods. Today, modern landscapers use gazebos as a sheltered hideaway, a place the family can gather, or as a refuge from the sun.

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