In this guide we’ll take a look at the best garden awnings for the UK market.
I’ve compared design, size, ease-of-use and cost
to give you my top recommendations.

What Is The Best Garden Awning?

  • Features
  • Sturdy awning with steel torsion bar for strength and durability
  • Stylish design
  • Water and UV resistant fabric
  • Cost
Rating
9.8/10
  • Features
  • Sturdy awning with steel torsion bar for strength and durability
  • Water and UV resistant fabric
  • Full cassette protects awning over winter
  • Cost
Rating
9.6/10
  • Features
  • Great value awning
  • Water and UV resistant fabric
  • Durable steel cables and powder coated frame
  • Cost
Rating
9.2/10
  • Features
  • Looks stylish, especially in a traditional garden
  • No fixings required
  • Great value for money
  • Cost
Rating
8.8/10

More Detailed Garden Awning Reviews

Greenbay 3 x 2.5m Patio Retractable Garden Awning

The Greenbay 3 x 2.5m DIY Patio Retractable Manual is the best garden awning if you are looking for a quality product that works smoothly, does a great job and looks really stylish.

This garden canopy is well made with a steel square torsion bar and aluminium roller. This makes it more hardwearing than many awnings in this price range. The awning fabric is water and UV resistant and comes in a range of designs to suit your garden.

This large awning has a width of 3 metres and a projection of 2.5 metres from the wall. The angle of the awning can be adjusted for a steeper or shallower slope. This item needs to be fitted to a solid wall. It is very heavy to lift and takes two people, with reasonable DIY skills, about an hour to fit.

Once installed this awning looks really stylish and provides plenty of shade on your patio. It also keeps the house cooler, even on blisteringly hot days. The winding mechanism is solid and smooth making this awning is easy to open and close.

This is great value for a stylish and sturdy awning.

WALTONS EST. 1878 Manual Garden Awning Outdoor Canopy

The WALTONS EST. 1878 Manual Awning is well built, sturdy and looks really stylish.

This awning has a full cassette meaning the casing will cover all of the awning when it is fully retracted. This helps to protect your awning in adverse weather and allows you to leave it up all year round. The fabric is waterproof and UV50+ meaning it will protect you from 98% of harmful UV rays. It comes in four classic patterns and colourways that look stylish in any garden.

This awning is 3.5 metres wide and projects to 2.5 metres and the angle is adjustable. The crank handle is easy to use to wind the awning in and out. The awning is relatively easy to fit for two people with reasonable DIY skills.

Once fitted this awning looks great and all the components are of a very high quality.

Primrose 2m Manual Garden Awning

The Primrose 2m Manual Awning is a reasonably priced awning that looks good, works well and is easy to fit.

The awning is 2 metres wide and projects to 1.5 metres. While it is not as sturdy as higher-end models, having no torsion bar, it is still durable and well made with steel cables and a powder coated aluminium frame.

You can open the awning as little or as much as you choose, and the angle is also adjustable. The awning is easy to project and retract with a sturdy winder and handle. The fabric is waterproof and UPF 50+ which blocks over 98% of harmful UV rays. It comes in a range of colours and patterns.

This awning is relatively easy to fit and will take around 45 minutes for two people.

This awning looks stylish and is a great budget option.

Garden Classics Wall Gazebo Garden Awning 2.5 x 2.5

The Garden Classics Wall Gazebo Garden Awning is the perfect solution to providing shade on your patio without the need to fit an awning.

This gazebo has a beautiful design and is easily assembled and put in place with no need to fix it to your house. It can, however, be bolted to the house or ground if required. Assembly takes less than two hours.

The powder-coated steel frame is matt black and looks like wrought iron. The gazebo looks great in any garden, particularly a more traditional one where a modern awning might look out of place. The overall size is 244cms wide x 243cms deep.

The arched design allow water to run off and the beige fabric is PVC coated to make it water resistant. The fabric is easily attached to the frame with Velcro tabs.

This is a stylish gazebo, specifically designed for use next to the house making it a great alternative to an awning. The gazebo looks great, especially in a more traditional garden and offers excellent value for money.