If you want to make a fabulous entrance, you need a great garden gate. Whether they’re functional or decorative, garden gates can make a big artistic statement.
For more, also see Idea Gallery of Arbors, Trellis, Obelisks and More.
Garden Gate Ideas
I photograph garden gates everywhere I go. I’m sure it’s connected to the fact that I’m a complete garden geek and I get this wave of excitement passing through any garden gate to see what’s on the other side.
I’ll share a few photos here and below you find the gateway to a whole bunch more ideas.
1 Old Metal Garden Gate
This first gate is from my garden. I got it dirt cheap at a junk shop. It was a lucky find.
It started out free-style in the garden with a Fresh Flowers sign and flower pots.
In its next life I placed it as garden art on the front of the garden shed along with some other junk art treasures.
I am so fond of it I wish I had several, but no such luck (yet).
2 Wood Garden Gates
These next ones are all snapshots from gardens I have visited.
The first is a classic white picket fence with matching gate and arbor overhead.
This old gate is propped up against a chainlink fence. It’s a gorgeous old piece and helps distract from the ugly fence behind it.
I recently built this gate to fit an odd-sized opening in our garden. I took the photo before adding the lock hardware.
This next garden makes a bold statement with black fencing and arbors. You can see them in the arbor gallery here.
A veggie garden fence can keep a lot of munching rabbits out. I love the welcome sign and aged patina of the wood.
3 Hanging Door Garden Gate
With the addition of barn door hardware (Amazon.com affiliate link), old doors become garden gates.
4 Mysterious Garden Gate
This final idea is not a gate, but it could be. While it looks like there is a door into the fence, it’s an optical illusion.
The free tutorial for this DIY optical illusion garden mirror is here.
More Garden Idea Galleries
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~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛