77 Gorgeous Garden Gates
Enjoy these enticing entryways and the magical gardens beyond their doors
What lies behind a garden gate can be an enticing mystery, but sometimes the gate itself has a beauty all its own. This collection of garden gates covers the map — some provide sneak peaks at the lush landscapes behind them, while others hold on to their secrets, making them all the more enchanting. Click on the first photo to get started (switch the green product tags on and off via the tag icon at the bottom of each photo’s page). Then tell us which garden gate you’d most like to take a stroll through.
1. Two-hundred-year-old mesquite doors framed with Cor-Ten steel form the entry to this garden courtyard in the Southwest.
3. A custom arbor made from driftwood leads to a vegetable garden in New York.
6. This metal garden gate in front of a Seattle home was designed by the fire chief of nearby Lummi Island.
10. This simple and unadorned garden gate in Hawaii belies the glamour of the expansive estate and gardens beyond.
13. The door to this Toronto garden was the original front door to the property’s 1928 house. The fence is made of pressure-treated wood.
15. A bamboo gate over bluestone paving conceals a Japanese meditation garden in San Francisco.
17. A mix of Colorado and Oklahoma stone was used to create the pillars framing the 7-foot gate leading to this Dallas garden.
18. Bamboo doors and lava stone walls create a tropical paradise on this Hawaii garden estate.
20. A large limestone wall with a thin iron gate provides views of Lake Michigan and a lovely garden in Chicago.
24. A white garden gate with chicken wire, wisteria and a plastic pink flamingo make for an eclectic garden in Philadelphia.
26. This custom garden gate in Tampa Bay, Florida, has a stain that provides a pop of burnt orange.
27. This garden in Charlotte, North Carolina, features a trellis gate made from ‘Cascade Falls’ weeping bald cypress.
28. This large garden gate leading to a courtyard in Austin, Texas, is made of a Mexican limestone typically called Sienna.
30. A hefty traditional garden gate is painted black and provides privacy for this garden in England.
31. A former hunting lodge in the Boston area has an antique wrought iron gate that provides access from the driveway to the garden courtyard.
33. A privacy hedge, or privet, with a swinging garden gate makes for a classic entry to this garden in Cold Springs Harbor, New York.
34. River stones and flagstones blend to make a path leading to an Asian-inspired garden gate in Palo Alto, California.
36. This traditional white gate provides a formal entry in Williamsburg, Virginia.
40. Antique garden doors separate the driveway from the lush garden area of this Los Angeles property.
42. A thin iron gate provides an opening to this Mediterranean-inspired garden in Santa Barbara, California.
43. The gate to this Madison County, Ohio, garden welcomes guests with an arbor covered in ‘New Dawn’ roses. The roses are plentiful and pink in the spring.
46. A wood gate with laser-cut stainless steel mermaids creates a majestic entry to a Vancouver garden when surrounded by arching hedges.
47. A pathway of brick and Sydney Peak flagstone leads to this white trellised garden gate near San Diego.
49. An iron gate with a patina of rust creates an enchanting entrance to this Seattle garden.
51. This lovely gate in New Zealand was made from the back of an old dray, or cart, found on the property more than 40 years ago.
52. An iron gate with a coat of black paint breaks up the brick wall leading to this courtyard garden in England.
55. Perched atop rugged foothills, this midcentury modern home in Los Angeles underwent a complete garden renovation with Asian-influenced designs, such as this garden gate.
57. Leafy green vines crawl up the trellised wood gate leading to this New York garden.
59. A fence made from driftwood and a black gate with a wire front provide a simple but elegant entry to this cottage garden in Toronto.
60. This garden gate in San Anselmo, California, is made from western red cedar and stained in Beachwood Grey stain by Cabot.
62. This Adirondack-inspired garden gate was created by artist Charles Atwood King, who is known for his intricate outdoor structures.
64. This garden arbor gate and picket fence separate the side yard from the front yard, creating two distinct outdoor areas. The arbor is covered in wisteria.
66. An open wood door leads to a series of covered spaces that invite visitors into a cobbled garden courtyard in Austin, Texas.
67. This Swedish country house near the town of Malmo includes a magical garden gate set in an old brick wall.
71. A metal arbor dripping in hanging vines creates an intimate garden entry for a country estate in France.
75. A white garden gate with a hanging iron lamp provides a stylish and well-lit entrance for this property in McLean, Virginia.