Metal, chain link and wire gates in the garden
Our gardeners love finding these metal gates at yard sales or at Flea Markets. I have found chain link gates on trash day, leaning against trees next to the trash cans. Metal and wire gates last well outdoors,…and can be used as trellises, backgrounds for flower beds, display places or even gates! See these 20+ best ideas our gardeners have shown us:
Kay Bassett’s gate is hung off the side of her garage and acts as a trellis for a vine as well provides a place to stash some Flea Market junkola. It enhances the corner of the building and calls attention to her flower bed plantings.
Sandy Faust found this antique wrought iron gate at a flea market. She tells us, “It was full of rust. We had it sandblasted, matching poles made & repainted!”
Terresa Stoll says, “This is the fence/trellis I built this past weekend. I have planted Prince’s Feathers behind it and so the fence will help support the heavy plumes. I bought all of these gates and two more at an auction. I still hope to hang a ladder cross ways between the two windows of the garage to hold a collection of bird houses. Little by little….”
Jeanne Sammons hung her wire gate from two wooden poles. She set a board across to make a shelf for birdhouse display. This gate creates a feature around which Jeanne can plant, like this Viburnum, and decorate with Flea Market finds. She says, “This Leather Leaf Viburnum behind the gate stays green most of the Winter!”
Nancy Carter says, “My husband has learned to not throw away my “good stuff!” I had this old gate sitting behind my garage for 10 years or more and just put it in its new home this past week! Has perfect rust on it!”
“I found three 16 foot ranch gates on this old goat ranch where we make our home now. I fenced in a vegetable garden with them and used an old screen door and some wire fencing to make up the fourth side.
This is the fourth year I’ve grown a straw bale garden in this small space. It’s small enough that the deer are suspicious of it and won’t jump in, even though the gates are only 4 feet high.”
For more about Diana’s garden see: “Diana’s clever ideas with Flea Market finds”
Debbie McMurry “My back yard gate with Syberian Iris and vintage garden tools that I collect.”
Christy Thomas says, “Our windows and gates in drive-thru garage. Old bottles hold posies. There are several of these various gates on the garage wall.”