Definition of pergola in English:

pergola

noun

  • An arched structure in a garden or park consisting of a framework covered with climbing or trailing plants.

    • ‘Arbors, trellis and pergolas can be incorporated with fence systems creating your own personal touch and look.’
    • ‘Grapes hang from a pergola, apples are espaliered and ripe berries tempt the visitor.’
    • ‘There will be a dramatic expansion of the premises as new log cabins and sheds, summer houses and pergolas spring up in the grounds as demonstration products.’
    • ‘In the extensive grounds are terraced lawns, stonework with feature arches, rose-covered pergolas, a kitchen garden, woodland walks, a stone-built pavilion, greenhouses and even a tennis court.’
    • ‘The family-owned firm has been trading in the village since 1858, and makes and supplies a wide range of timber products, from gates, fences and sheds, to garden structures such as pergolas.’
    • ‘Gardeners apply the word to structures, mostly, that vary from soaring pavilions to traditional wisteria-draped pergolas to arched gates.’
    • ‘The centrepiece of the exhibition features stone columns covered by a pergola and festooned in wisteria.’
    • ‘The most popular garden structures, not counting the ubiquitous shed, include trellises, arbours and pergolas.’
    • ‘Train a fragrant climbing rose over a pergola at the garden gate.’
    • ‘The company produced essentials for the Edwardian garden: wooden gates, bridges, pergolas, ‘pigeon cotes’ and a variety of seats.’
    • ‘Raise new plants from seeds or cuttings, and by layering, and provide support with trellises, pergolas and other structures.’
    • ‘They built a small garden shed beyond the vegetable garden and a low stone wall between the shed and the pergola.’
    • ‘Let it climb a tree in a wild garden or cover a pergola or hide a chain-link fence.’
    • ‘There were sunken gardens and ornamental ponds, rose pergolas and formal hedges.’
    • ‘You can plant your vine to climb a trellis, arbor, pergola, or fence.’
    • ‘City building codes prescribe limits on planters and structures, such as decking, trellis and pergolas.’
    • ‘A mature specimen will spread four metres or more and like other large flowered hybrids is ideal for summer flowers on walls, fences and pergolas, or for growing through a climbing rose or an earlier flowering tree like laburnum.’
    • ‘It is normally best to plant a pergola with a mix of both evergreen and deciduous climbing plants.’
    • ‘Both spaces have seats and tables, but the inner one also has a network of hanging cables to support climbing plants, a pergola at enormous scale.’
    • ‘Canes, too, may be wrapped or braided in ascending spirals on strong posts that either stand alone or support arches or pergolas.’
    arbour, shady place, leafy shelter, alcove, recess, grotto, sanctuary
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from Italian, from Latin pergula ‘projecting roof’, from pergere ‘come or go forward’.

Pronunciation

pergola

/ˈpəːɡələ/