While all garden gates practically beg you to peek over, around or through them because what lies beyond is a secret space, a private place, a MOON GATE is a rather special one. The moon gate invites you to step through, it beckons you come enter this magic world.
A moon gate can work for any type of garden.
Chinese in origin they were meant to represent the Chinese summer moon and once upon a time no noble home would be without one.
The British imported the idea to their Bermuda protectorate where a number can be found throughout the island today. These gates are usually free standing or attached to a low wall. Moon gates feature in Bermuda wedding traditions today, where a bride will have good luck if she steps through one on her wedding day.
Let’s say you missed out on this extra luck bringer on your wedding day, or are not yet married but have found your happily ever after person:
A moon gate could also just as easily take on a hobbit type of look and be the portal into an informal cottage or English garden.
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A metal or wood ring moon gate would be a fantastic entrance to a contemporary space as well.
Now I want one for my garden AND I want to visit Bermuda!