10 Eye-Catching Garden Gates

Make sure your welcome is its warmest with these outdoor gates that amp up the curb appeal

Johanna Silver
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Keep It Friendly

A low fence and playful, geometric outdoor gate are just the ticket to a welcoming front—while still maintaining privacy—for this Venice, CA entry.
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Surfers Welcome

A high contrast black and white combo makes this Laguna Beach, California entry pop. We especially love the “Adios” sign, adding character to this beachy cottage.
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A Classic, Improved

A white picket fence is an oldie, but when combined with low-water, low-maintenance plants, it’s still a goodie. Seen here: A Sonoma cottage planted with members of the Sunset Western Garden Collection.
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The glass inserts in this redwood fence are not only neighborly, but also let light in during the day.
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Enter at Your Own Risk

Leaving not much to the imagination, this Portland, Oregon garden gate makes it clear that spiky plants lie ahead.
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Mediterranean Mood

Private yet welcoming, this Marin County entrance has the perfect blend of low-water plants backed by a stucco wall and painted outdoor gate.
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Aloha in the O.C.

  • Design: Brian Ackerman
A custom gate and tropical plants makes the perfect welcome to this Hawaiian-themed garden.
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Pipe Dreams

An inventive outdoor gate made from upcycled plumbing pipe from Pacific Indus­­trial Supply leads the way to a dreamy Seattle garden.
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Contemporary Gateway

  • Design: Mike Bless, Lido Gates, Newport Beach, CA.
Ipe and stone work together beautifully to create a serene entryway that stands up to the saltwater, humidity, and sun of this home on Huntington Beach Harbor.
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Layered and Lovely

A waist-high, slatted steel outdoor gate provides no obstruction of the gorgeous, symmetrical view ahead.