In the UK, a beautiful and relatively frugal alternative to traditional gazebos are living bowers. Totally earth-friendly, the domes are a collection of woven and tied willow whips. To make one, you'll need the following:
- Willow whips, 8 to 9 feet + shorter ones for weaving (If you live where willows grow, you can find these in ditches or in your own back yard.)
- Twine or rope for tying
- Climbing plants
A willow bower without its vegetal gown.