Covered verandas provide a transition zone between the house and the garden 

They are a good place to entertain guests 

They can be a heat or cold trap 

They can be expensive 

Veranda gardens are an excellent way to enjoy the outdoor space surrounding your home. 

As for the materials, you can use corrugated board, or even cereal box cardboard.  

In a traditional Tamil Nadu house, a central courtyard is enclosed with a veranda.  

Planning a Veranda Garden