|A vegetable garden as beautiful as this deserves an entrance that makes a statement|
Neff garden, Kitsap peninsula, WA
|A mysterious break in a hedge|
entices you to explore what's beyond.
Design by Paul Repetowski, WA
|Porcelain vine smothers this|
Shelley garden, Woodinville, WA
Vine clad archways and arbors are the quintessential garden entrance, with or without a gate. Who can resist walking underneath knowing you are entering another world, a special place into which you have been invited? Whether festooned with fragrant roses, jasmine or honeysuckle or left bare to show off the structure, these features make a clear statement. Framing a distant focal point within the arch serves to draw both the eyes and feet further into the space, encouraging exploration with the promise of an interesting journey.
|This entrance is marked by two posts. The absence of a gate|
suggests that visitors are always welcome.
Ross Chapin design Kirkland, WA
|Add some personality to your gate|
with old garden tools
'Hobbit garden' Dallas, TX