Open Thread: Belavi Pergola (Gardenline Pergola)

Last Updated on May 9, 2021

EDITOR’S NOTE: Prior to 2021, this was known as the Gardenline Pergola. As of 2021, it is now called the Belavi Pergola, based on a new Aldi brand. Other than the name change, the Belavi pergolas appear to be otherwise about the same as the Gardenline, including identical dimensions. We’ve updated this post to reflect the name change, and have also added in pricing effective for 2021.

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Aldi is a great place to get outdoor products, whether you’re looking for gardening supplies, camping gear, or patio furniture and decor. When it comes to patio furniture, Aldi has sold everything from folding chairs to tables to outdoor love seat sets to fire pits.

One item the discount grocer has offered for the past few years is the Gardenline Pergola, known in 2021 as the Belavi Pergola. If you’re spending more time on your patio or deck and you’d like a little more shade and shelter, well, Aldi has you covered.

What We Know:

Gardenline Pergola

The Belavi Pergola (Product Code: 49964) sold for $189.99 in May of 2021. Aldi previously sold the identical Gardenline pergola for $169.99 in both 2020 and 2019, and for $149.99 in 2018, so the price has crept up over the years. Even with the price increase, though, the pergola is a lot less than other pergolas we see online.

Features for the pergola include:

  • Measures 11.5′ x 9′ x 7.5′
  • Adjustable canopy with lock
  • UV- and water-resistant canopy top
  • Steel frame
  • One-year warranty

The 2020 pergola came with just a one-year warranty, but the 2019 pergola came with a two-year warranty. Since at least 2016, the warranty service has been provided by TDC USA, Inc., which is based in Hong Kong with a U.S. office in New Jersey. They provide warranty service for several of Aldi’s products, including an offset outdoor umbrella, gazebo, double glider, grill gazebo, popup gazebo, and umbrella side table. While we don’t know for sure, we would assume the 2020 pergola’s warranty will be serviced by the same company.

We also found the user manual for the 2018 Gardenline Pergola on TDC’s website here.

What We Don’t Know:

We have not used the Belavi (Gardenline) Pergola, so we don’t know how well it works or how it holds up with outdoor use over time.


Do you have experience with Aldi’s Gardenline Pergola? Share your thoughts in the comments. 


About Rachael

Rachael is the Senior Editor for Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and collecting house plants. You can learn more about her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

68 Comments

  1. Miguel Munoz -Ortiz

    I do have an ALDI pergola 49964 , I just need the replacement canopy. Where I can get it and how much. Thanks

    • I need the same thing. I am disappointed that Gardenline does not have a replacement canopy for the Pergola.

    • Amazon has one online as well as Wayfair. The prices vary from about $62 to $85 depending on the design of the fabric. These ones have grommet drains to keep the water from puddling. I have not bought one but was looking in case I need to replace the ones I have.

    • hey miguel, is there a way to attach the pergola to ground rock or concrete? is the canopy movable? is it aluminum? how does it handle rain, wind & humidity?

    • Gardenwinds.com
      sells all replacement parts for Aldi purchased products

    • Mariana Harriss

      I have two replacement covers listed on eBay right now. One is new in the package for $40 plus shipping. The other is gently used and is $30 plus shipping. We purchased a pergola from Aldi last year and another on this year and don’t need the covers. Hope this helps someone!

      • Mariana Harriss

        They are no longer available. If you don’t mind the cover being in a fixed position, this cover from Amazon works well and water doesn’t pond on top:
        Shatex Shade Fabric for Pergola/Patio/Garden Shade Panel with Grommets 6x16ft Wheat

    • While it is not exactly the same, I found that the rectangular sun shade I picked up from Aldi (Rectangle Dimensions: 9.8′ x 6.5′) was a perfect fit for the top of this canopy (if you just want the top covered). I slid the loops over the two bars on the long ends (of the fabric and the pergola) inching them together as it is a perfect fit. For the other end and side loops I used zip ties. You may be able to find a sun shade of similar dimensions that would work just as well.

      I also plan to sew a few optional canopies since the original is essentially a rectangle with a few inches on the end looped to slide the bar through. Not sure if I’d bother cutting the center hole, but that would be relatively simple. If you can sew a straight line, this may be another option. Just remember to spray the fabric with UV and water protection (depending on what you buy). Leaning towards utilizing an old canvas boat cover that shrunk for ours.

      Hopefully that helps! My next challenge is to make a bug net for the entire thing… should be amusing!

      • Hi Diana, did you find an easy way to remove the.canvas cover to replace on this pergola? Any info would be welcome!

  2. Rhonda Hawkins

    Lowes Model #: L-PG152PST-B

  3. Is this mountable to concrete pad??Do the legs have a mount on the bottom

    • I hope I can figure out a way to secure it to my concrete patio. The last pergola canopy we had blew over in a storm. I haven’t opened the boxes yet, however, so I’m not exactly sure if there will be a way for me to mount it.

      • A frient put one up. They put a flower pot at the base of each leg, put a bit of concrete at the bottom, then rocks, then dirt and put flowers in it. Cute.

    • Yes, i had my pegola mounted to my concrete pavers. You have to purchase concrete screws.

    • Not for sure what you mean by mountable. But they can be secured into the ground.

    • Yes. We mounted it to concrete pavers because we get some strong winds. Has worked wonderfully!

      • Shelley, can you give me the dimension from outside leg to leg?
        I have room on the top, but I need it to fit between 2 4 ft. walls.

    • The instructions say not to put it on a patio. Why?

      • Jean, I have mine over my patio. But You do need to have a way to secure it into the ground. I have one side secured into the ground and the other side I have secured with big rocks. Because if a BIG WIND comes up, it will totally destroy your Pergola if it is not secured to the ground somehow. We had a tornado like wind come through when I first purchased ours and it totally picked it up and threw it into the yard. I was very thankful that it was able to be untwisted and put back up. But made me realize the importance of securing it into the ground some way. AND taking the canopy down in high winds. I hope this helps~ 🙂

        • Vicki Schmeling

          The canopy is like a parachute in the wind and the so called weighted rods do nothing but slide up and down even when locked. I’ve come home to my canopy hanging off the side. Does anyone else have this problem and/or a solution?

          I did secure mine to the concrete with concrete screws. It’s otherwise a nice pergola but I wish I would have spent more and gotten one with a way better canopy.

    • Yes, this has a plate with holes for mounting. It is also recommended to add weight inside the poles at least 4 feet up. We went the cheap way and added rolled bags of sand, but anything that adds weight at the bottom and supports the structure will protect it in addition to anchoring. (And if that is too complicated for some, you can always place the legs into tall planters and fill the bottom with small stones or sand then add dirt and plants in the top portion. 😉

  4. Just brought the Aldi Pergola 49964 does this comes in two boxes and are charged for each box?

    • I just got this pergola two days ago. The whole things comes in two boxes – a long one and a short one – and the two together should cost $169.99 and NOT $169.99 for each.

      • Can you tell me the actual dimensions of the distance of the feet? I assume the dimensions on the product description are the top of the pergola, length and width. I am trying to find out if it would fit on my existing deck space.

        • Yes, this would be super helpful information. I need to distance from outside leg to outside leg, length and width.

  5. Hello,

    Is the pergola available in every state? I don’t normally shop there and I don’t see a search function on their website to search for that product number. TIA

    • Aldi, unfortunately, doesn’t have a product search function. I assume it’s available in every state — you can go to Aldi’s site, enter your zip code, and double-check your weekly ad.

      • I did check the weekly ad but it’s not featured. I’m going to go ask tomorrow, but I highly doubt they employees will know anything. Thanks anyway!

    • Aldi has some great outdoor items. I don’t regularly shop there either but I do look out for what’s available each week. Can’t beat the prices compared to home improvement stores that sell the same products.
      I was recently there and the manager told me when another item I want is coming in. I will be there. If you don’t get there early, it will be GONE! We have 3 Aldi’s in my area and two of the stores sell out quickly!

  6. Would like to purchase a pergola but our local store only received one needless to say it sold…anyway to order one? Sent email before but did not really get an answer.

    • Aldi doesn’t sell online in the U.S.

    • You only have one local store? I had to go to two and found one. You may find it in another location.

    • We have 3 Aldi’s in our area and when I went to find the pergola they were sold out. They only received 4 each. Low and behold, I was in another Aldi’s in our area that I didn’t know existed, looking for another item and spotted the pergola!! I purchased it. I plan to get the pergola for the grill too when it arrives. I know which one to go to now where I have a better chance of it being on the shelf.

  7. Does anyone know if the Aldi’s pergola is the same as the Allen and Roth version that Lowe’s carries?

  8. Sharae M Dillard

    I have had mine for about 3 years and it has held up very well. I had to replace the canopy as it collects rain between the slates and became worn out. I found a replacement on Amazon but it’s not a perfect fit.

  9. The one in this week’s (May 27-June 2) ad (Gardenline 32720-20) for $79.00 is different. The instructions say it is not waterproof and not to use in wind and rain as rain can pool and damage the canopy. This seems useless to me. Has anyone had any experience with this model?

    • I have it. It was great for the first few months, but wore out really fast. It dry rotted and shredded apart after a year. It indeed did pool evertime it rained, and the heavy pouches of water caused the fabric to rub on the exposed screw ends, tearing it. The water also did a slow drip thru the fabric so everything stayed wet for days unless you manually pushed the canopy up to drain the water off, which would also cause it to tear. I guess the intention is to leave the canopy off year round, and only set it up for special occasions of use, then take it back down. Its not built for daily enjoyment on a regular basis. The slighteat wind made a paracute and lifted the canpoy. The locks on the poles dont work, the breeze is enough to make them drag & slide.

      • I’m finding the same issue with the canopy parachuting! The locks don’t work well. Mine has only been up for a week and already experiencing this issue. Does anyone have a way to fix that? The wind even carried out one of the rods in the Canopy!

        • Hi, we have had our pergola for three years. What we do is to fold the excess material around the ends, then zip the end of the material to one of the top cross bars. We pull it tight enough to avoid parachuting. We use a broom every time it rains to get the puddles off.

  10. Recently purchased Gardenline Pergola from Aldi… I am missing parts that weren’t included in the box. I’ve been trying to get a hold of someone in customer service via telephone and email. When I call I get voicemail. No return call and no response to emails. Any other way I can get these missing parts or get in contact with an actual person?
    Thanks.

  11. What are the specifications for this product – Gardenline Pergola?

  12. Does anyone use weights to anchor their pergola down?

  13. I have one and I love it. Perfect for my backyard area.

  14. It was sold to me without the canopy two years ago, but it’s on the list of items in the manual. I still haven’t put it together.

  15. shirley mccormick

    How do you attach it to a wood deck. I had a easy up tent before and the storm blew it away.

    • Each of the legs has holes at the base. We used wood screws and secured them to the wood deck that way. That being said, we take the cover off when high winds are predicted.

      • Yes, that’s what I plan to do this time. I will move the cover. My last pergola from Menards parachuted off a deck 10 ft off the ground and was destroyed! I used to sit out there all the time enjoying the shade on my deck with the pergola. I even added curtains to it too. One of my neighbors said it was beautiful!

  16. How easy is it to remove the canopy? I would probably have to take it off for bad weather, as it gets very windy at my house.

  17. Mine is also two years old and I’m looking for a replacement canopy.
    It is faded and is starting to shred.
    I have mine on a paver patio and have the poles in a planter filled with sand to hold it down. Works wonderful.

  18. I would love to see the answers to many of these comments, especially specific dimensions . I just purchased this pergola and haven’t taken it out of the boxes as I am concerned with it fitting my deck space!

  19. I got this pergola and it is amazing 👏 cannot beat the price even at $180.

  20. I recently purchased the Aldi pergola.
    Needless to say we have had a lot of rain in the last few days and the pergola holds water really well. I have been displacing it with a broom but have some concerns if rain occurs while we are gone.

    Any smart, useful ideas would be appreciated. Have brainstormed with installing grommets, using black noodles, etc. but have not made a decision.

    Thanks.

    • Mariana Harriss

      If you don’t mind having a cover that stays in a fixed position we installed this one from Amazon and it works great. Creates shade but water can pass through without ponding issues. It comes with ball bungee cords but I would order an extra pack as well.
      Shatex Shade Fabric for Pergola/Patio/Garden Shade Panel with Grommets 6x16ft Wheat

  21. We purchased the pergola from Aldi. We got all the way to almost the end and discovered they has left out 2 poles that allow you to raise and lower the shade. I have called and called and left messages. No one has returned my calls. Any help on how to get replacement pieces would be greatly appreciated.

  22. I recently purchased this product from Aldi but have not put it together yet. I had one from Menards that cost $350. Today they’re $500-600+ at some stores. I was so pleased with the one from Menards but a storm came and it parachuted off of my deck and my deck is 10 ft off the ground!! This time I plan to keep the cover open on one side during a storm so it can’t parachute. I will also try to secure it to the deck floor this time as well.
    The pergola from Menards says it cannot be up year round. However, I saw several neighbors with theirs up year round. I kept mine up year round too. Who wants to assemble and disassemble a pergola each year? I’m hoping my boxes are not missing any pieces either like some of the comments.

  23. The size of the frame is: 10 x 7 the Canopy is: 16 x 6.6. There are two screwed in canopy’s sliding poles on each side with locks, I recommend only using the screwed in poles on one side and use a rope or a bungy cords on the other side and place the two extra poles into the Canopy’s sleeve for added weight, reason?…. Much easier to remove the canopy and place it on the deck, patio floor and or ground on high windy days.

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