18 Swoon-Worthy Garden Gates

First impressions are a big deal — especially when it comes to the garden.

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A Cozy Welcome

You can never go wrong with classic. This bare wood arbor and gate create a homey welcome to a garden space without going overboard. We especially love the contrasting black iron latch and hinges.

Flower-Lined Path

A pathway of lush, white hydrangeas leads to a simple white garden gate in this cottage-inspired outdoor space.

Old World Feel

A smooth stone wall and carved wood gate add Old World aesthetic to this garden entry.

Perfect Patina

Stunning in its gorgeous patina coloring, this gate fits in perfectly with the surrounding cottage garden. The distressed finish adds whimsy without competing with the surrounding natural hues.

Stone Fortress

A rustic stone archway and wooden door give the entrance to this scenic yard the look and feel of a hidden passageway.

Spanish Bungalow

A low garden wall separates this Spanish bungalow from the street, making the home feel secluded, even in Los Angeles. Poured-in-place concrete steps and a custom laser-cut metal gate mark the entrance to the courtyard.

Secret Garden

A unique take on a garden entry, this flora-decked archway acts as a magical tunnel to the secret garden beyond.

Stacked Stone Whimsy

Stone pavers lead the way to a charming stacked stone garden gate that features a unique door with circular views of the garden beyond.

Stunning Cedar

With identical stone columns and a charming cedar gate, the entrance to this backyard provides the perfect welcome to this home's lush garden. Twin lanterns enhance the enchanting aesthetic and offer a guiding light for visitors at night.

Ultra Privacy

No nosy neighbors here! A secure door leads the way into this beautiful home's courtyard, which features large concrete pavers and unique landscaped turf.

Salvaged Beauty

Filled with exuberant color and bold geometric flourishes, this gorgeous garden is straight out of a fairy tale. The old wrought iron gate was found at a local salvage shop and is flanked by two 'Emerald Green' arborvitae.

Metal Art

Beautiful metal work on these large gates makes an elegant first impression upon entering the garden.

Revolving Gate

Kirkpatrick Architects chose an innovative revolving gate made from local and sustainable materials as the entryway to this modern Manhattan home's garden.

Desert Modern

A low, modern gate, built into a double-duty garden wall and planter, creates a sleek entrance to this urban outdoor space.

Freestanding Pergola

An irregular bluestone pathway flanked with pachysandra leads to an Asian-style gate with pergola. The gate draws the eye through to frame the rear yard and entices one to enter. Designer tip: You do not need a fence to have a gate. Simply tucking an arbor gate into the landscape will draw the eye into the garden.

Rustic Wonder

The rustic charm of this well-worn wooden gate is absolutely undeniable. Want to recreate this enchanting look? Plant an arching clerodendrum and creeping fig near your garden's entrance.

Repurposed Front Door

Blending in with the surrounding greenery, a garden arbor gate and border fence, created from pressure treated wood and painted marine grade black gloss, beckon you into a lush domain.

Full Circle

We're over the moon for this arch, which serves as an attractive passageway through a garden. The Moon Gate Arch is inspired by Chinese architecture and stands 84 inches tall at the center point.

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