A gazebo is different than a pergola. The main difference lies in the fact that while the pergola is mostly attached to the house a gazebo is a completely free standing structure. A gazebo design generally has a peaked roof and four walls. It is basically a small house in your garden. All gazebo’s may or may not be places for relaxation. Sometimes a gazebo design is made just so that it gives the garden a different look, like for example in a Japanese themed garden a gazebo is made into a temple, while in other homes the owners may just add chairs and make it into a place for relaxation.