Garden gates are a perfect entrance to any garden.
Before anybody actually gets to look at your garden they will usually have to come through a garden gate. It is the
first thing they will see when entering your garden and the last thing they will see when leaving the garden, hence
it is vital for it to be impressive. First and last impressions are at stake here! But how do you create a good
looking garden gate? The majority of people just have plain wooden or metal gates, in this article we'll
discuss how to get the best looking gate on your street!
Why you should have a garden gate
As i talked about above, the gate in your garden is the first thing a visitor or passer by would lay eyes upon, if
you're proud of your garden, you'll want to make a good first impression. Also, the gate separates your garden from
the outside world, so everyone will know where your garden (private) starts and the walkway (public)
Furthermore, it ensures curious kids and adventurous pets stay in the safety of your garden, while
simultaneously keeping wandering strangers out. It's common for garden gates to have some sort of locking
mechanism nowadays, particularly for these reasons.
If well designed, garden gates can definitely improve the look of the garden and insert a sense of elegance as
well as providing a necessary function; security.
Types of Garden Gate
There are literally hundreds of kinds of garden gates, ranging from wrought iron to
hand carved wooden ones, the selection truly is huge.
Wrought Iron Garden Gate
This is one of the most common types of gate you'll see in many gardens. Its simple,
stylish and does the job. You can have these gates painted any color, however, the most popular colors are white
and black to fit in with the rest of the garden.
Rustic/Wooden Garden Gate
This type of gate is perfect if you live in the country, i've seen many cottages with this sort of design. These
types are often much more affordable than their metal counterparts and often have the option for handmade carvings
or design additions.
Arched Garden Gate
These types are most common where a wall or fence is surrounding the garden and the only way in is through
a gap in the wall or a gate. You have much more freedom with these sorts of gate as they are usually larger and
How to pick your perfect garden gate
The number point to remember when picking your garden
gate is to think of what your garden looks like now or how you want it to look. The gate must blend into or
compliment the architechture or design of the garden. A big black gate is going to stand out like a sore thumb in a