Enjoy a Little Romance
It’s tough to get more romantic than a white arbor, picket fence, and climbing roses. The combination is perfect for just about any informal landscape — especially if you have a cottage-garden style.
Build a Boundary
A simple wire gate decorated with roses creates a pretty entrance — and offers a clear barrier — without obstructing the view. The entrance still feels welcoming, despite the bigger gate and arbor behind.
Say It with Flowers
What could be more inviting than a flower-filled entrance to your landscape? Here, climbing roses, verbena, and foxgloves create a charming entrance that just begs you walk through.
Create a Focal Point
It’s natural to look inside a gate — especially if it’s partially closed. Take advantage of that and use your gate to frame a spectacular view.
Play with Color
An ordinary wooden arbor can blend into your landscape. Make it shine by installing a simple gate underneath and painting it a playful color. Create even more impact by repeating that color through your yard.
Take advantage of old tree limbs to create a charming, rustic entrance to your garden. Here, the rough wood is a perfect partner for the irregularly shaped flagstone walk.
Design with Shapes
A simple grid pattern really comes alive when repeated in the fence, gate, and front door of a house. The grid pattern is accented by a rounded shape in the gate and gentle curve pattern built into the sidewalk (reflected by the giant container behind it).
This charming gate adds a touch of whimsy to the garden because it’s embellished with old gardening tools. It’s a great way to deal with old tools you don’t want to throw away or have to store in the garage.
Choose a Style
This Asian-inspired gate and basic pergola lend a decidedly Eastern feel to this patio. Take advantage of structures in your landscape to help enhance — or create — a stylistic theme.
Give an old gate new life in your garden. Old pieces from salvage-supply stores, antique shops, or garage sales have loads of character — and may offer great bargains to boot.
Work with Your Landscape
This simple wrought-iron gate looks right at home among a bed of flowering perennials and a flagstone path. The simplicity is effective: A larger gate might distract from the natural feel of the garden.
Add Color with Vines
While a white picket fence and arbor are beautiful, they can be stark by themselves. Dress them up with colorful blooms. Here, an orange climbing rose creates a dramatic focal point.
After discovering these beautiful designs for the garden I talked to my husband about creating different focal points throughout our property.
We have ten acres of beautiful trees, pasture and yard and I thought it would be a fun idea to create different themes in each focal point. He thought it was a great idea.
He’s an artist and I love to decorate so we will have tons of fun. I will post different pictures as we finish each project. I hope you enjoy these garden gates as much as I did. Have fun, April