Garden gates for you to drool over and build yourself! These 12 garden gate ideas will inspire you and help you create the most beautiful garden space for your home.
10 Gorgeous Garden Gates You'll Want to Copy
When we originally started our garden 2 years ago, we just wanted to grow a lot of food for our family in a really small area. Once we had achieved that, we started looking at ways to make that space more beautiful!
First we enclosed the entire garden with 8 foot mesh, 1 inch square mesh, because the deer and rabbits got most of our fall garden. Then we needed to decide on a gorgeous garden gate to finish off the area!
Here are a few of the garden gates that we loved the most! In case you are looking for some garden inspiration, I thought I would share them with you!
White Peak-A-Boo Garden Gate
Waist high garden gate with peek-a-boo slats in the top half, surrounded by brick and huge trees. What would be more perfect?
Source: Southern Hi Life
Rustic Trellised Garden Gate with Pickets
I love the weathered wood on this garden gate. Not painted or sealed in any way, the wood has been allowed to gray which lends to the charm! Source: My Inner Landscape
Rustic Trellised Garden Gate with Solid Door
A similar style to the garden gate above, this trellised garden gate has a solid door. Though I would suggest making sure you have less of a gap at the bottom of your gate to ensure more critter protection for your plants!
Source: Three Dogs in the Garden
Chic Trellised Garden Gate
If you'd like a little more polished look to your trellised garden gate, this version has cleaner lines and is painted to ensure an even color.
Source: Garden Home and Party
Cedar Garden Gate
This simple garden gate is a great way to use up extra wood left over from other projects, or could even be made with pallet wood! You can see how they extended the metal mesh below the bottom of the wood to help keep out the animals. Great idea!
Source: The Fence Company
Screen Door Garden Gate
Great example of reuse, repurpose. Turn an old screen door into a garden gate! Notice the bent spoon handle, another great repurposed item!
Source: G is for Garden
Tall Raw Wood Garden Gate
This gate provides more privacy for your garden, without completely blocking out the light. I would again recommend adding a layer of mesh to the backside to help prevent rabbits and such from snacking on your hard work.
Source: Elyria Fence
Tall Garden Gate Doors
Much like the previous gate, this garden gate provides some privacy without blocking all the light. This garden gate door is trellised for a complete enclosure.
Source: Stuart Garden
Red and White Trellised Garden Gate
Add a pop of color to your garden! Since we have a lot of yellow in our garden (squash, spaghetti squash, melons, and so on...) I might match a mellow yellow for my gate. Though red is my favorite color and this painted garden gate is gorgeous!
Source: Tales from Carmel
Vintage Metal Garden Gate
A wonderful way to add a little vintage charm to your garden gate, these old metal gates can be found at antique stores or flea markets if you don't already have one!
Source: Country Living
Painted Vintage Metal Garden Gate
Love the vintage feel but want a pop of color? Paint it for a vibrant metal vintage garden gate! And the wreath in this image is gorgeous too!
Source: Muddy Boot Dreams
Wrought Iron Headboard Garden Gate
A great idea for a larger garden gate, this wrought iron headboard has been repuposed and is large enough to accommodate a tractor coming through, if needed.
Source: Deep Roots at Home
How to Make a Garden Gate
So now that you've seen some really great garden gates to inspire you, here are a few diy garden gate plans to help you get started!
Make a DIY arbor style garden gate like numbers 2, 3, 4, and 9 with this step by step DIY Garden Arbor post from SmartGirls DIY.
If you want to re-create gates numbers 2 or 5, then you can use these plans for an DIY picket garden gate from Joy 2 Journey!
And if you really loved all those old iron headboards turned garden gate, there's not much to it! Just attach some heavy duty hinges to your headboard and mount them to the fence post!