A garden gate is a portal that signifies a transition into a new space and experience. Like Alice looking down the rabbit hole, a gate leads us from the known to the unknown. And, like that rabbit hole, if you elongate or accentuate the portal, it makes the transition even more tantalizing. Here is a variety of garden gate styles that illustrate the “power of the portal.”
There is nothing sweeter than turning a corner and seeing a small, surprise gate, especially if it is nestled among yellow-flowered hibiscus shrubs, as the one shown here. The lattice gate allows the breeze to flow through and is like a secret passage into the rest of the property. Hidden gates are fun features that make an excursion through a garden all the more interesting.