Pergola & Gazebos

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Pergola and Gazebo Builder in Santa Barbara

Pergolas, gazebos and arbors are outdoor garden feature that forms a shaded walkway, passageway or sitting area of vertical posts or pillars that usually support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice upon which leafy vines are often trained. Pergolas may provide a link between garden structures or extend from a building’s door to an open garden feature such as an isolated terrace or a pool.

In the Santa Barbara area, Down to Earth Landscapes, Inc. installs all types of backyard structures:

  • Pegolas
  • Arbors
  • Gazebos
  • Pagodas
  • Pavillions
  • Patios

They provide an extraordinary focal point for a garden. These structures can be used to stage homespun theatrical performances and live musical gatherings. They can be used as a space for meditation or a sacred threshold for rituals such as a wedding or a child’s rite of passage.

Freestanding PergolasBackyard Pergola in Santa Barbara

These types of pergolas are not attached to a home or other structure, provide a sitting area that allows for breeze and light sun, but also offer protection from the harsh glare of direct Santa Barbara sunlight. Modern pergolas are often made of wood rather than brick or stone pillars, and they are more affordable and are increasing in popularity.


A gazebo is a pavilion structure, sometimes octagonal, that may be built in a garden. Gazebos are generally freestanding structures, but may also be attached to a garden wall, roofed, and open on all sides. They provide shade, shelter, ornamental features in a landscape and a place to rest.

Gazebos include pagodas, pavilions, kiosks, belvederes, follies alambras, pergolas and rotundas. Such structures are popular in warm and sunny climates. They are in the literature of China, Persia and many other classical civilizations, going back to several millennia.

Gazebos in Santa Barbara are typically built of wood and covered with standard roofing materials, such as shingles. Gazebos can, however, also be tent-style structures of poles covered by tensioned fabric. Gazebos an also be screened to aid in the exclusion of flying insects.

We particularly enjoy installing these kinds of structures because the possibility for planting aromatic and colorful vines is endless. Let us help you design a unique edifice that will allow your garden to become a heritage space for all your family celebrations.

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We promise you that we’ll create a gorgeous outdoor environment where you’ll be proud to entertain friends or just relax with family.

And you can have the peace of mind knowing that we’re bonded, licensed and insured to protect the safety of our staff and clients.

Down to Earth Landscapes Inc. is located in Santa Barbara, Ca 93101 and for over 40 years and has earned a fine reputation for building backyard structures such as pergolas and gazebos. Our clients are in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties and the communities of Montecito, Santa Ynez, Ojai and Oxnard.

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