I love creating garden rooms in my Florida home. Of course, every garden needs a gate. There are so many options from iron to wood. However, wood is my favorite as it compliments the nature theme of an outdoor space.
Wooden gates come in a wide variety of colors, designs, and sizes which makes it easy to find the right one to fit your space and personality. I compiled this list of more than 25 wooden garden gate design ideas to inspire you to start creating your own garden rooms.
Over 25 Wooden Garden Gate Design Ideas to Inspire Your Creativity:
White Garden Gates:
- German White Garden Gate
- White Garden Gate with Roses
- Double White Garden Gate
- White Arbor
- Double Driveway Gate
- Vintage Wooden Door
- Modern Beach Entrance
- Roadside Garden Gate
- Nautical Gate
- Fancy Gates
Natural Garden Gates:
- Wooden Door
- Distressed Gates
- Vintage Gate
- English Cottage Garden
- Secret Garden Gate
- Gate in a Brick Wall
- Country Style Wicket
- Retro Gate in a Hedgerow
- Old Fashioned Gate in a Hedge
- Door with Window
- Handmade Rustic Look
- Traditional Japanese Garden Gate
- Gate for an Animal Enclosure
- Decorative Wreaths on a Blank Canvas
- Hidden Door
- Sun Gate
A Splash of Color:
- Blue Gate
- Blue Grunge
- Old Blue Garden Door
- Red Gate with Heart Cutout
- Red Exotic Gate
- Fuschia Gate
- Artsy Faux Pencils
- Japanese Garden
- Russian Birdhouse Gate
- Reused Old Door
- Suburban Driveway Gate
- Patriotic Gates
- Garden Gate with Flower Design
White Wooden Garden Gate Design Ideas:
1. German White Garden Gate
Reminiscent of European cottages, this small gate adds charm up a front walkway. Placed in between two raised beds of wildflowers it separates the owners property from the surrounding nature.
2. White Garden Gate with Roses
If you like a more structured garden, this gate pairs nicely with a pristine white trellis perfect for growing roses. You can almost see a fairytale deck of cards “painting the roses red.” The gate uniquely combines curves with straight lines. The colors of the flowers “pop” with the bright white of this gate.
3. Double White Gate
This white gate gives a crisp, clean look to the garden space. The double gate provides a greater opening which allows ample room for landscapers or lawn service to enter when necessary. It could also be used at the entrance of a small driveway.
4. White Arbor
This gate in an arbor can be used to connect walls, garden areas, or just used as a garden accent. Depending on its location in your garden it can be used to grow vines such as English ivy in the shade or Bougainvillea in full sun.
5. Double Driveway Gate
A double driveway gate separates large garden property from the outside world creating your own fortress. The white wood still exudes that friendly white picket fence vibe while keeping people from wandering onto the property without an invite.
6. Vintage Wooden Door
With large living walls leading to this vintage door, you really feel like you are entering an actual room. The arched doorway with the panes of glass in the gate gives the impression you are entering someone's home rather than just a yard. Most likely, you can get this look yourself by recycling some old French Doors.
7. Modern Beach Entrance
Many beach side homes often have gates blocking access to the beach from the public. This solid whitewashed wooden gate looks crisp and clean while providing the practical service of preventing trespassers.
8. Roadside Garden Gate
The fact that this gate is attached to a low wall allows you to get creative with a do it yourself project. What a great way to reuse an old door, especially if it is a decorative one. If not, you could even jazz it up a bit by painting some designs on it. It's up to you how creative you want to be.
9. Nautical Gate
I love this whimsical gate with a ship's steering wheel. Of course the beauty of this gate is that the charm comes from the ship's wheel itself. In other words, you can get this effect by adding a ship's wheel and other nautical items to a gate that you already have.
10. Fancy Gates
While not many people have doors this fancy lying around, they could probably be found at antique shops. However, if you want a less extravagant effect, you could use old pantry or closet doors. Of course, if you are artistic you could always paint fancy designs yourself.
Natural Wooden Garden Gate Designs:
1. Wooden Door
This design provides a sturdy gate for a high wall. It also makes a great courtyard entrance. The sturdy design allows for deadbolts to be installed so you can feel secure in your outdoor area.
2. Distressed Gates
For those who prefer a more laid back look a distressed gate is perfect for garden areas with roaming wildflowers and a less manicured look. If you have a similar gate already, you can create that antique red striped look yourself easily by following some DIY tips.
3. Vintage Gate
This vintage design reminds me of country horse farms. It conjures images of stables and riding lessons. The designs on top of the gate give it a countrified opulence.
4. English Cottage Garden
Tucked in a high hedgerow, this simple gate creates wonder about what secret gardens lie behind. It also makes the perfect gate leading out into a pasture.
5. Secret Garden
The small size and simplicity of this garden gate is dwarfed even further by the connecting foliage overhead. It gives the impression that you are about to enter a secret world.
6. Gate in a Brick Wall
Living in a city can be great with all the activities and culture they have to offer, but on the other hand there's a lack of privacy. This fitted gate makes a great door for a high wall to a courtyard. It creates the perfect way for you to enjoy your outdoor spaces but without prying eyes.
7. Country Style Wicket
This provides a nice separation from the yard immediately surrounding a house with a larger expanse of lawn. The same effect can be gotten using an old barn door.
8. Retro Gate in a Hedgerow
This simple rustic gate in a hedgerow is perfect for separating the lived in areas surrounding the home and larger farm acres such as vineyards, large vegetable gardens, or fields for animal grazing.
9. Old Fashioned Gate in a Hedge
This simple variation of an old fashioned white picket fence makes an entrance throws rows of berry bushes or flowering hedges. The descending size of the pickets adds an artistic component to the gate while the weathered look gives off the feel that it has always been there.
10. Door with a Window
Another option for a courtyard opening in a high wall. The window provides the ability to see who you are admitting before sliding back the bolt.
11. Handmade Rustic Look
This natural wooden gate to the countryside is made from wooden poles attached to a stone wall. Moreover, you could get an even more rustic look by using large twigs or branches.
12. Traditional Japanese Garden Gate
This simple wooden gate from Japan is perfect for opening onto a shaded area with winding pathways and running water. You can't help but relax.
13. Gate For an Animal Enclosure
If you have animals and want to separate their garden space from nearby garden space for people, this gate is for you. The added wire keeps animals out while still being able to see into the enclosure.
14. Decorative Wreaths on a Blank Canvas
Whether or not you like making wreaths, this gate got me thinking. People often display various wreaths on their front doors depending on the season. Why not follow this theme on your gate. For example, you could hang fall leaves in autumn, flowers in spring, a wreath of shells in summer. Best of all, this plain wooden gate provides a blank canvas for your creativity.
15. Hidden Door
This gate seems like it is hidden in the wall. I love the way it looks like a door was just cut right into the side of the wooden wall. If you had vines or other plants growing out front the wall would actually remain hidden, like a secret fortress.
16. Sun Gate
Here comes the sun with this sunshine inspired gate. Whether you want a gate leading to your driveway or an open expanse of land, imagine how beautiful a sunrise or sunset would be peeking through this gate.
A Splash of Color:
1. Blue Gate
Have fun with your garden decor by adding some color. A blue gate gives off a beach aura. This reminds me of hidden beach cottages with overgrown gardens during the summertime on Fire Island in NY. Florida beach homes often sport these blue colored gates as well but with a crisper non-weathered look.
2. Blue Grunge
This unique gate lodged in a stone wall reminds me of something out of medieval Europe with the exception of the funky blue color. The antique blue gives off an artsy vibe.
3. Old Blue Garden Door
Open this blue garden door from a courtyard garden to climb down rambling paths to the town market or the seaside. This door will take your imagination on a journey to European hill towns. The large iron hinges add a mysterious ambiance.
4. Romantic Red Gate with Heart Cutout
I just couldn't resist including this gate. You would probably need to buy the gate with the heart already cut into it. However, if you are handy with tools, you could probably do it yourself. Then just slap on a coat of red paint and buy a cute bistro table and you will find yourself in a romantic hideaway.
5. Red Exotic Gate
Trickling fountains, waterfalls, a bamboo forest, and some dragon statues are the images that this gate conjures in my mind. It makes the perfect gate to a meditation garden.
6. Fuchsia Gate
Who says gates have to fit a normal color scheme? This brightly colored gate is bold and strong.
7. Artsy Faux Pencils
This gate certainly makes an interesting conversation piece. Of course, you can most likely create this yourself. Just buy several paint colors. Then paint each slat a different color making sure to leave that uneven unpainted section where the color comes off when “sharpened”.
8. Japanese Garden
The double red doors made of wood are a great place to hang decorative accents. Traditionally in Japan the color red was thought to repel evil spirits. This makes a great gate into a meditation garden.
9. Russian Birdhouse Display
Ok, so you don't own a city that needs an elaborate gate. However, this gate filled with birdhouses should definitely get you thinking outside the box with your own unique gate ideas.
10. Reused Old Door
Although they only used barbed wire for their fence, you can get this same effect with relatively any fence. Just attach an old door with some hinges for a quirky wooden gate option.
11. Suburban Driveway Gate
This splash of color adds whimsy to this wooden driveway gate. Separate your private garden areas from street view by adding a defining wall and driveway gate.
12. Patriotic Gates
Although this painted flag is from Canada, you can decorate your wooden gate with your own country's flag to show off your patriotism. This is a double driveway gate, but you can adjust the size for a smaller gate.
13. Garden Gate with Flower Designs
Another blank canvas, this plain wooden gate leaves space for the imagination to grow. And what better to grow than painted flowers on this beautiful garden gate.