Maybe you don’t have a fence so you’re wondering why you need a garden gate. You can still use a gate to define an entry into a garden area, or even to the entry of your home. Fence or no fence, garden gates add charm and interest to outdoor spaces.
Above, a hedgerow creates a natural fence. The homeowner added a arbor, railings up the cement stairs, and a white picket fencing to act as a gate to the front door. The structure adds great curb appeal to the charming yellow house.
Below, a smaller white picket gate leads into a garden with a little red shed with an adorable checkered roof. Hang a heart from a picket for added whimsy. You know you want to walk through that gate to see what lies beyond!
Here’s a class for you. A more elegant version of a white picket fence with pink heirloom roses scrambling through the openings, accentuated by purple salvia. The gate is flanked to the right by formal pillars. This is my dream of what the perimeter of a yard should look like.
Everyone who passes by this colored pencil garden gate must surely smile and give a slight chuckle. Can you imagine the delight of the children who live here as they get home from school? Or maybe this is grandma’s house who wanted her grandchildren to know she’s the coolest grandma in town.
Don’t let an old gate go to waste! Use it as a structure in a flower bed or vegetable garden. I saw this charmer at a farm on our trip to Door County.
The scene below reminds me of Mayberry R.F.D. A little bit of algae clings to a charming fence and gate leading to the front porch of an older home.
There’s something about an arbor that leads to the front door of a house. My neighbor across the street had one covered in gorgeous roses. The young bachelor who moved in removed most of the gardens in the yard, but to each his own.
A wrought iron gate always reminds me of the the southeast – particularly Charleston and Savannah. Especially when it’s paired with an old stone structure.
Be creative with your garden gate. This one enjoys a small diamond window. Search flea markets or vintage and antique shops for pieces of old fencing to spruce up your yard.
These photos have me dreaming of gardening! This year I plan to plant some pampas grass in the side yard. I tackle my bigger outdoor projects early in the season when my motivation is at its highest for gardening. Do you have any garden plans for this year? I’d love to hear what they are!
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