A gate sets a tone for the whole garden. It says “Come in” or “Keep out” – and really, either approach can be tantalising. The best wooden garden gates tempt you to push them open. Image courtesy of Our style, gallery curated by .
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Garden gates and doors can guide you through a garden, and arouse interest and expectations by hinting that there are yet more spaces and features to see. Image courtesy of .
Wooden garden gates provide privacy and protection, keeping precious cargo in and unwanted guests out. They also offer ornamentation and allure. Image courtesy of .
Before the mid-20th century, decorative ironwork was not black. It was much more likely to be green, grey, or red-brown. Image courtesy of
Curb appeal doesn’t have to be expensive. Adding a black fence is one of the quickest, most dramatic and cost-effective ways to add instant style to your façade and boost your happiness every time you come home. Image courtesy of
A garden gate can do far more than purely allow access across your boundary. It can hint, deliciously, at what lies beyond. Image courtesy of .
Great garden design can change your life. Black paint (or stain) for garden fences and walls is the perfect foil for green plants, and an inexpensive way to instantly create drama. Image of pivot gate courtesy of .
Ready your entry: It’s a guest’s first glimpse of your home. Create a warm, welcoming mood with pretty details such as flowers and vines. Image courtesy of
There are some wild deer populations in parts of NSW, VIC, QLD and SA - and this tall fence made of 6-by-6-foot hurdles is designed to keep them out. Image courtesy of Lisa Bynon Garden Design.
The quickest and most effective way to add style to your entry is to jazz up your front gate. Think of it like jewellery for your house - it can be a little flashier than the rest of the outfit. Image courtesy of / .
Bronze green was the colour of choice for smart ironwork in the 18th century. A fast-drying black was invented in the 1930s. Now it is the rule. Image courtesy of .
Make a great first impression with a striking front gate and fence - it’s the most visually effective thing you can do for your home. Image courtesy of .
Fences can frame your gardens, like eyebrows frame our faces. Be true to your setting, and you will succeed. Image courtesy of .
The charms of wisteria are almost impossible to resist. Climbing vines are one of our fave ways to add curb appeal to fencing. Image courtesy of .
In rural England, gate hurdles have been made the same way for hundreds of years. Each section of gate or fencing is split, shaved, and trimmed by hand using axes, mallets, and drawer knives. Image courtesy of .
Graceful and eco-friendly, hurdle-style structures are a staple in English gardens and fences. This woven willow fence is bio-degradable, too. Image courtesy of .
A black horizontal fence is the perfect foil for green plants, or any colour flower. Image courtesy of
There are several considerations when it comes to fences: height, level of screening desired, and material are just a few. Then, there is the cost and time involved. Custom fencing is a great option if you have lots of both. If you are a budding carpenter, a fence can be a great DIY project. For many of us who land somewhere in the middle, pre-made fencing can be a great solution. Image courtesy of .
Deciding what you want the gate to do for your garden obviously influences the design. In Martha Stewart’s apple orchard, gaps between fencing are wide and espalier-clad. Image courtesy of .