Great Garden Gate Ideas
An antique wood headboard, trimmed to fit, becomes a gate between the front and back yards.
The tree-shape insert in this wood gate allows peeks and breaks up the solidness of the gate.
Roses billow over a classic gate and arbor for a look that is pure romance. Note how the gate curves down, as a mirrior image of the arbor to create a full circle, which draws the eye inward.
White pickets stand out brightly against moss-covered stones for a combination that is graceful and sturdy.
Enveloped in green
An old iron gate can barely be seen among the lush growth at this garden entrance.
Simple geometry keeps eyes where they should be—the long view—and reflects the neat rows and orderly growth.
Classic form gets a finishing touch from a floral wreath. The message clearly states that an old-fashioned garden awaits.
Caps on fence posts hint at the style of Japanese rooflines. Though tall, the thinness of the boards of the gate keep it from dominating the serene space.
Big, bold beauty
From the bright blue and red color scheme to the gold adornment in its center, this gate will wow everyone.
The pineapple has long been a symbol of hospitality. So guests grabbing the round handle know they are welcome in this garden.
Curls and points on this rusty gate hint at a Victorian theme.
Though wood and metal are heavy building materials, the architecture keeps the look airy. Because there's only a living wall of plants as fence, this gate stands out as the only hardscaping.
The arch top of the gate echoes the curving line of the wall, mitigating the solid nature of both these matierals.
Wide boards and basic structure make for a practical country look.
Mix and match
There is a lot going on in this design: ironwork on top of a beam with trimmed ends, white posts holding lantern-style lights, vine-covered stone pillars, and a solid wood three-quarter height gate. But it just goes to show that complicated can be tasteful.
Elaborate trim attached to a wood fence calls to mind European styling. Castle or church doors perhaps?