One of the most neglected ideas in garden design is that of entry and exit in a garden. Too often gardens are islands in a sea of turf, shoved against a building or relegated to the property’s edge. There is an anticipation of delight and surprise when you unlatch a gate or open a door to enter a garden. These portals are a signal that something’s going to happen–that you are now entering someplace different.
Here are some ideas for rustic wooden garden gates. These can give a garden a sense of place and age. Not everything has to be new–the plants are new each spring! All of the gates have great designs. Some didn’t start out as rustic, but became that way over time.