If you are looking for a structure in your garden or back yard then consider a pergola to add architectural sophistication. If you would like to turn your dull, drab, and boring backyard into a place to enjoy with a fell of excellence then a freestanding pergola will deliver the charm you are looking for.
A pergola is more substantial than a typical garden arbor but less confining than a gazebo. The typical pergola is a lattice work of rafters and purlins supported by beams attached to large pilings or post. More complex in design pergolas can be arched, attached to another structure, or cantilevered.