Set back from the curb in an exclusive Palm Springs neighborhood characterized by tall hedges and hidden properties, this translucent entry gate opens to an expansive garden showcasing native plants. The design is by landscape design firm Steve Martino and Associates, an American Society of Landscape Designers award winner.
Located in Charleston, S.C., this garden takes advantage of its southern exposure by offering a balanced pair of grass rugs, perfect for viewing the nearby ocean from carefully placed benches. A red brick pathway is lined by low hedges for a crisp, well-manicured look.
A stepping stone pathway leads to this cool double reclining swing in a shade garden designed by homeowner Judy Hartley. Her suburban Atlanta garden was on the 2015 Through the Garden Gate tour hosted by the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County.
A custom metal gate from renowned Savannah blacksmith Ivan Bailey marks the entrance to Holley Jaakkola's garden, which features so many unique Southern plant and tree species it has been documented by Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian Institution.
The weathered-finish gate serves both an aesthetic and functional purpose to the space. It creates a dramatic focal point as well as a practical entrance for staging of events. Wisteria frames the peaks of the pavilion, giving it a storybook quality that fits well with the beautiful flower garden and the structure's cottage feel. In an effort to maintain a seamless span, the wooden beams used in the timber frame we hollowed out and reinforced with steel.
Landscape designer Scot Eckley and his team cut about 200 rings from various PVC pipes to create a template for the gate. A metal fabricator duplicated the design using aluminum rings cut and welded into one solid piece.
A custom-fabricated metal gate separates the front yard from the modern courtyard. The designer knew the gate had to be interesting enough to stand up to the 5-foot-tall concrete walls on either side, so they designed a self-latching gate. The gate, fabricated by Dennis Schleder, weighs 300 pounds.