If you don’t have a pet that roams outside and you aren’t worried about deer wandering into your garden and eating your plants, a garden gate may seem like an unnecessary addition. However, even if you don’t have a practical use for one, garden gates add character and mystery to your space.
Gates add a frame to the garden, increasing the organized and intentional appearance of the design. Whether your garden is in the front or the back of the house, you should consider how people will approach the gate to decide the best placement. It’s also a good idea to have a path weave from the gate entrance through your garden.
If you like the Secret Garden appeal, grow tall bushes and leafy plants in front of your fence and around the gate’s interior side so people can’t resist wondering what lies beyond the gate. Vines also add to that naturally overgrown look that creates the impression of a mysterious and old garden.
If you prefer a more orderly and stately garden design, use your gate to frame an impressive sculpture, a classical fountain, or a particularly beautiful plant. Design a pathway to travel from the gate and circle your garden focal point for a very deliberate and well-planned appearance.
Visit us at Marvin Gardens to see our selection of garden gates and accessories to create a beautifully designed garden of your own.