I’m on a roll with having posted about doors recently, I figure since spring is here I might as well share a few garden gates to go with the doors.
Gates can be inviting i.e. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, there is promise of beauty and serenity. The wonder of what lies beyond. This time of year is especially filled with wonder at what Mother Nature has to offer. Even mundane (simple shrubbery) landscape seems to shine beyond what you might expect this time of year. It seems all leaves are fresh and green beyond imagination.
Wouldn’t it be fun to construct a fence specifically to fit an antique or vintage gate? Debra at Acquired Objects is doing just that. Read her post HERE.
This iron gate (below) looks like it was made at the same time the fencing was installed…wouldn’t it be pretty on just about any fencing?
This is probably my favorite gate, but I’d want the ivy covered stone wall and the probable castle (just beyond)!
Isn’t the gate above amazing? It’s gray color makes me think it could be some kind of metal. It reminds me of a Celtic knot.
The detailing on the blue fence (above) is the same found on a picket fence designer Amy Meier shared with her readers a few weeks ago.
I love hydrangea. Maybe this gate would be the one I’d most like, provided I could enjoy healthy, beautiful hydrangea.
The Garden Nymph ~ tumblr
Do you have a garden gate? Is there a beautiful garden waiting on the other side?
All beautiful – unfortunatly, none of that is happening in Manhattan Beach. LOL! Love them all. Plus, love the book and movie Secret Garden.
Karen, your favourite is mine as well. Second favourite would be the one with the hydrangeas.
We used to have a very simple wood farm gate (similar to the one in the tenth photograph) which I loved but we had to change it for an automatic metal gate because there had been quite a few break ins in our neighbourhood *sigh*… we couldn’t afford to buy something nicer like a wrought iron gate… ah well, I shouldn’t complain…there are worse things in life!
A lovely post, Karen!
Linda Coble said:
What lovely garden gates! I’d love to have a spot where I could have one. I especially loved the gate with ivy trailing all over it. Wonderful!
So many beautiful gates and gardens. I am going to have to pin some!
What beautiful gates and gardens. I am going to pin some.
Karen, what a beautiful post! I’ve always wanted to have a gate with an arch on top. Of course that arch would have to have lovely roses growing on it! So many great ideas, so few places to utilize them!
These are all so beautiful – lure you into the gardens that await inside…
Jenny Mein said:
Such beautiful garden gates……I especially love the last one Nymph, with its arches of climbing roses bordered by lavender bushes…..imagine how wonderfully scented it must be walking through on a summer’s day………!
Karen Albert said:
Karen I love all of these garden gates, all are so unique and inviting!
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I love, love garden gates…I had never had one and have three at different places on my property now…they make me smile. Debra bought the gates from our online shop…I can’t wait till she shares the installation. Have a great weekend. Mona
Jan Vrana said:
Oh I love when I find a new blog! I sometimes feel like i have seen them all.. and then I find a new one with tons of great inspiration! Like yours! This is such a gorgeous post.. I have a similar collection of gates on my pinterest board, but you have several I’ve never seen! I’ll be pinning them!
I love the new look of GHP! I’m a bit behind my blog reading, but I love it. Curious to hear about your experience on the new site!