Best Backyard Hoop House

Are you looking for a hoop house or budget friendly greenhouse alternative for your backyard?

We live in Arizona where the summers can be brutal, and we need something extra strong to protect our backyard garden from the heat and scorching heat.


We’ve researched over than 40 different hoop houses, and narrowed it down to our top 4 options. Our list includes the small plant tunnel for a few seedlings all the way up to a unit that you can walk inside.

If you’re in a hurry, our #1 pick is the Outsunny Hoop House.

Outsunny: Hoop house

This is a traditional hoop housed marketed as a “Portable greenhouse”. It measures 26′ long, 10′ wide and 7′ tall in the center. The curved side have steep slope allowing for the maximum amount of usable space inside.

We’ve recommend Outsunny awnings to our readers for years with great results. Their products are normally both high quality with terrific support.

This product is our editors’ pick for best hoop house and Click here to view this product at Amazon.

Pros
  • Made from Polyethylene Mesh
  • Doors have zippers for extra animal protection
  • Contains extra ground stakes
  • 12 windows with zippers for air and temperature control
  • Budget friendly option
  • Amazing space cost per square foot covered
  • Great for beginning gardeners
Cons
  • Needs additional support in windy areas
  • Poles can bend
  • Instructions mainly illustrations rather then direction
  • Take several hours to install
  • Cover attaches with Velcro strips


Ohuhu Walk-in Greenhous

This is a great option for someone who wants a wind resistant, portable green house. Instead of the traditional hoops, this has heavy duty rust resistant steel tubes.

The built-in shelves are perfect for growing seedlings or stacking small plants. It is quite easy to install and move with no additional tools required.

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Pros
  • Great for small plants or seedlings
  • Shelves allow for 3 levels of plants
  • Zipper on door for best protection
  • Survived hailstorms, severe wind and rain undamaged
  • Great for cooler areas
Cons
  • No window for extra ventilation
  • Shelves prevent you from planting in ground on the sides
  • Not great for extra large plants
  • Shelves have a 18 pound limit
  • 0.5mm plastic covering

Best Choice Brand – Hoop house

This is a budget friendly pick for someone who wants a traditional size. This is great for beginners who live in an area without heavy wind or rain.

We’ve reviewed “Best Choice” products for years, and they are created with the bottom line in mind. The plastic will last a couple seasons before needing to be replaced compared with 5-10 years from some of the more heavy duty polyethylene covers.

Additionally, the supports are powder covered steel rather than galvanized steel which makes the more susceptible to rust.
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Pros
  • Extremely budget friendly
  • Excellent covering for the price
  • Great for beginners
  • Works with small and large plants
  • Rollup windows for extra ventallation
Cons
  • Instructions are 1 page diagram
  • Part or all will need replacing after a few years
  • No zippers for doors or windows making easy access for birds/animals

Tierra Garden: Haxnicks Easy Poly Tunnel Garden

This is a small hoop house that is great for an urban garden. It is 2 feet wide and 1.5 feet tall making it perfect to protect a row of plants.

The maximum length a few inches shy of 10 feet, and it’s super easy to make it shorter by simply using less of the hoops.

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Pros
  • Great for seedlings
  • Adjustable length
  • Perfect for small city gardens or flower beds
  • Multiple material options (mesh, net, and polyethylene)
  • Galvanized steel supports
  • Quick and easy setup
  • No tools required
Cons
  • Can be small for larger plants (Strawberry & Tomato)
  • Difficult to access plants in middle of tunnel

YIDIE: Garden Hoop Tunnel

This is a small mesh fabric covered hoop house. It has heavy duty 45 gsm polypropylene cover. For reference this is about 1/5 the thickness we recommend for awnings, but it’s acceptable for a the covering.

It has galvanized steel hoops and easy to install ground nails with hooks. The whole installation can be complete in under 30 minutes with no tools required.

This creates a great barrier against birds and insects so that you don’t find your garden eaten by someone else.

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Pros
  • Quick and easy setup
  • No tools required
  • Adjustable length
  • Perfect for small city gardens or flower beds
  • Multiple material options (mesh, net, and polyethylene)
  • Great for seedlings
  • Galvanized steel supports
Cons
  • Not the best for areas with rain
  • May want to buy extra hooks to reinforce anchors in windy areas
  • Best protection against small birds and rabbits. Larger animals can get through mesh.

Last Updated:November 29, 2022