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. Come step into my garden and join my obsession.
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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.
Once a garden gate has used up its first life, it’s time to transform into garden art. Garden Gate 2.0 is just as sweet!
I got this one from a junk pile. Fortunately, there’s still a few remaining second-hand shop owners who don’t see the beauty of these old metal gates.
Wooden gates make great art too. If you ever see one in the trash, rescue it! They can be reused as gates, hung on walls, or used as dividers in the garden.
A lone garden gate is also a great place to hang garden art or signs.
With the addition of barn door hardware (Amazon.com affiliate link), old doors become garden gates:
And, this next one pays tribute to my love of anticipation. What’s in that secret garden?
The free tutorial for this DIY optical illusion garden mirror is here.
Garden Gate Ideas on Pinterest
Garden Gate Ideas Around the Web
I’m happy to report that my blogging buddies share my obsession.
- A collection of creative garden gates and arches | Barb of Our Fairfield Home & Garden
- Homemade garden gates | Lynne of Sensible Gardening & Living
- Garden gates featured at the Northwest Flower Show | Kristin of The Bloomin’ Garden
- Garden gate address sign | Karen of Garden Chick
Garden Gates on Amazon
There’s quite a few varieties of gate styles on Amazon (this is my affiliate link). Have a look to gather ideas and then see what you can find locally.
More Garden Idea Galleries
I’ve got lots of idea galleries for you to explore including arbors, planters, sheds, garden art, and more!
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛