Corner Pergola Plans

If you would like to build this corner pergola in your garden these corner pergola plans will help you to achieve your dream!

Copyright image: A stunning corner pergola design made from the step-by-step pergola plans.

The Corner Pergola Plans

A corner pergola is a very beautiful feature in its own right, adding height, interest and, with the use of wonderful climbing plants, colour and fragrance to a garden. It gives a feeling of being cosy and welcoming, drawing everyone under it's spell!

Fitting very snugly into the space, a corner pergola will give a panoramic view of the garden, whilst also giving a sense of enclosure. This makes it ideal for relaxing, entertaining, a place to catch the sun or a shady retreat, depending on how you wish to use it! It provides shelter and protection as well as a focal point for garden.

Attached trellis panels are an ideal support for the most wonderful climbing plants.

Copyright image: Pergola climbing plants: a beautiful pink climbing rose growing over a pergola.

It is rather an unusual pergola with the fabulous radiating rafters being the most eye-catching feature. They splay out to focus on other garden features such as planted borders, water features, sculptures and other hard landscaping structures, and yet draw the eye to the apex of the pergola itself, encouraging you to sit underneath.

This two way focus is particular to the corner pergola, and is what makes it such a wonderful garden structure.

You will be so proud of your new creation.

And think of all the things you could use it for!

  • Eating 'al fresco' with friends or family.
  • Pergola romance with the one you love...!
  • Relaxing on a warm sunny day in its fragrant shade.
  • Taking a well-earned rest between tending the garden.
  • Some star gazing, with attached lighting and fragrance burners.
  • Heaped with lots of cushions and throws for lazy days.
  • De-stressing with a bit of yoga or meditation.
  • Showing off your brilliant display of climbing plants.
  • Growing grape vines and sampling the produce!

All manner of furniture and accessories can be used to enhance the area, bringing it to life; such as cushions, loungers, benches, hanging chairs, throws, table and chair sets, lights, fragrance burners, statues, sculptures, shade sails – what ever you wish. Be creative!

Build Your Own Corner Pergola

Is it possible to build this pergola yourself? The simple answer to that is yes! Here is Helen and Nik's very modern-looking corner pergola seating area.

Corner pergola made from the corner pergola plans with modern rattan furniture.

These particular plans were originally created for someone who wanted to build a specific pergola design for their garden, so they form part of the 'Additional Pergola Plans Series'.

Of course, you can use the principles outlined in the free pergola plans to build any pergola or arbour.

But if you would prefer to have a step-by-step guide to building this particular pergola - which is a little more 'involved' - for the price of one of the rafters, you will have at hand detailed instructions on how to create an absolutely beautiful structure for your home and garden.

We previously built a corner pergola using your plans and it worked beautifully. We have moved house since then and we are now wanting a plan for a pergola with a contemporary look, size 3.5 metres square.

                                                                                       Margaret UK

Copyright image: A stunning corner pergola design made from the step-by-step pergola plans.




The fact that it looks so fabulous makes it look, perhaps, more difficult than it actually is.

Of course, you can use the principles outlined in the free pergola plans to build any pergola.

But if you would prefer to have a step-by-step guide to building this particular corner pergola, for the price of one of the rafters, you will have, at hand, detailed instructions on how to achieve an absolutely beautiful structure for your garden – one that is achievable even for a beginner.

The corner pergola plans cover everything that you need to know to get everything just right: what tools and materials you will need and how to source them: simple, yet detailed diagrams with precise instructions on how to make sure everything is level, where to place the radiating rafters that form the roof, how to mark and cut the notches, and much more.

The added bonus is that it is much cheaper to build your own pergola than to have someone build it for you, and it is so satisfying when it is all finished and you stand back to admire your own creation. And then you have the fun of adding plants and accessories.

Cost of Project

Corner pergola made from the corner pergola plans.

This is absolutely beautiful! How much did this cost in materials? Do you have any plans available to buy?

Anon UK

Chris built this corner pergola from the plans, adding trellis and decking. 

The building cost for the basic project is around £280, taking into account the price of the posts, post anchors, rafters, screws, bolts and washers.

Add extra for trellis panels, which vary widely in price, and decking costs.

To have the same basic pergola built for you by a contractor would probably cost about £500 -£600, if not considerably more, depending on the contractor's rates.

So, you would, indeed, be making a considerable saving!

The Footprint

Copyright image: Corner pergola footprint taken from the corner pergola plans.

Adapting The Plans

Adapting the corner pergola plans, to give a truly unique structure, is also easy, and detailed instructions are given on how you might do this.

This particular pergola was built as a bespoke structure for a client. The corner wasn't a true corner and had to be adapted to fit into the space. It shows how adjustments can be made for unusual situations.

However, the corner pergola plans are written to fit into an exact corner.

This one had trellis only on two sides. You can have trellis wherever you wish - or simply have none at all, letting the beautiful climbing plants climb up the posts.

Included are 18 free rafter tail design templates that you can print out and use straight away.

Shaped rafter tail ends give the most noticeable difference to your pergola, lending it an individuality that will make it stand out from the rest.

This is how Ray adapted the plans to build a triangular pergola to fit around his deck:

Copyright image: Corner pergola design adapted from the corner pergola plans.

By eliminating the short sides, we were able to create a three-sided, rather than a five-sided corner pergola.

This is another corner pergola that has been adapted to fit around the magnificent stump of a tree.

Copyright image: A wonderful corner pergola design with steps.
Copyright image: Tree root running over stream into pergola.

All three pergolas have been adapted from the standard plans. If you need help to to do this, please use the contact form and we'll try to work it out. Many a corner pergola has been created this way!

The Plans

So why will these corner pergola plans be great for you?

  • They are intended and written for beginners! If this is the first time you have tried a project like this, or your experience is limited, then they will make everything so much easier.
  • They give step-by-step, detailed instructions on exactly what to do.
  • Within the plans are simple, clear diagrams at every stage.
  • There are photographs to illustate particular points.
  • They include a section on adapting the plans, to fit your needs and particular situation.
  • All tools and materials have links to the items you need, so that you can take a look to see what they are like, either buying them from an internet store or using your local DIY store.
  • Many people have contacted me to say how easy to use, detailed and comprehensive the plans are.
  • There are 18 different, ready to use, rafter tail templates, to make your pergola into a beautiful and unique structure.

Ready to Get Going?

Have the corner pergola plans immediately downloaded, ready to use.

Just click on the 'Add to Cart' button below and you will receive:

1 The step-by-step plans, which will guide you through every stage of building this wonderful pergola.

2 A FREE bonus of 18 different rafter tail templates, to fit the size of these particular rafters, ready for you to print out and use.




If you would like to contact me for further information about the corner pergola plans, please use the contact form.

Or take a look at the Corner Pergola Plans - FAQs for more help with the plans and download process.

I always love to hear from anyone who has made a pergola from one of the plans, so if you feel like sharing your achievement, just fill in the feedback form and let us all know how you got on!

"I have just finished building my pergola and it looks amazing. The plans were so detailed they were easy to follow. Thank you so much for giving me the confidence to do this myself. I can't wait to get plants growing up the trellis now!"

Cumbria, United Kingdom.

Here’s to you and your wonderful corner pergola.

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