A garden pavilion is a freestanding building in the garden or in a park. The floor plan is usually round or has the shape of a regular polygon. The pavilion was already known in ancient times. In the architecture of Europe he appears mainly in the Baroque era and has often served the nobility as a place of rest or a viewpoint. Often the garden pavilion was only a design element in the garden of a castle. Later this building was also taken over by the bourgeoisie.
The garden pavilion has a long tradition in Asia, especially in China. In India, Thailand and Japan, the pavilion is often found in some sacred buildings, such as Buddhist temples.
Garden pavilion in the summer
There are many types of garden pavilions, but there are basically two building types. The one is anchored firmly in the ground and is usually made of wood, stone or metal. The others are made of metal and are easily removed and removed. Most garden pavilions consist of a linkage and are provided with textiles or plastics.
Some pavilions have no walls, others have side walls that are very easy to open. The main difference between fixed and mobile pavilions is the foundation, which is to be excavated at the first. If the pavilion also has stone walls, it could be that one needs a building permit for it.
We have collected some examples of garden pavilions. If you do not have a pavilion in the garden, but you are going to build one, you can feel inspired from our collection. The garden pavilion – a must or luxury? Decide for yourself.
Elegant and generous with metal columns
Plain and rectangular with Feng Shui Touch
A Chinese garden pavilion
Very cozy with small pond
Minimalist and modern by the pool
Garden pavilion with bath
Made of glass and wood with a bed
Romantic with candles and wine
Like a little house
Light construction and colorful cushions
A wooden pavilion of wood with bench
Fully open in white
A distinctive beach feeling
Traditional metal with yellow roses
Ultra modern and oval
Cozy with fireplace and natural stones
Like a tent of lace
With ceiling fan and seating furniture made of wrought iron
Garden pavilion in oriental style with arcades
Pergola Garden Pavilion
Spacious as with a winter garden