Moon Gates – A Portal to Another World?

moon gate portal

Maybe it’s because I watch and read too much science fiction, but to me moon gates look like portals to another world. Perhaps to a parallel universe?

In some ways I am not too far off. Moon gates originated in ancient China and are traditional elements in Chinese architecture, acting as portals between gardens, as well as between inside and outside. They were mainly seen as circular archways in walls, but now are also designed as free standing structures.

Whether in a wall or standing alone, one thing is true – moon gates welcome and invite. By their very design they encourage you to walk through and discover the mysteries that await you on the other side.

Moon Gates for Your Garden

Interested in adding a moon gate to your garden? Below are our favorite moon gate arbors to add mystery and intrigue to your garden. And maybe even a portal to another world!


wood moon gate

This dark brown moon gate arbor is made from Canadian hemlock wood, with a weather resistant wood stain. The symmetrical ladder design makes a strong visual impact as well as a sturdy support for climing vines.

Size:  84W x 23D x 78H in.



moon gate trellis

Inspired by horticultural hoop houses and moon gates this stainless steel, hand-crafted arbor is very solid and durable. Line up several to create a striking tunnel walkway. This abor is available in seven colors, including a natural oxide finish.

Size: 80W x 30D x 80H in.


black metal moon gate

This iron moon gate with a delicate leaf motif, will make a romantic archway for a garden wedding or celebration. With a black powdered finsh, this arbor looks elegant on its own, or with flowers climbing up it.

Size: 85-90W x 22.8D x 78.3H in.



The two images below are of the same moon gate arbor. The first is later in the season when the flowering shrubs and potted plants have grown and filled out, and the arbor is covered by a climbing vine. The second image is a few weeks earlier, when the circular arch can be clearly seen.

This arbor is made from hollow steel, with a black powder coated finish, and rounded sides. Beautiful on its own, or covered in climbing vines, this moon gate will make a beautiful and welcoming addition to any garden. 

Size: 47.5W x 20D x 84H in.


moon gate trellis semi-circle

moon gate arch


Moon gates are not only unique and striking, but they are like magnets for the adventurous soul. 

Where will your moon garden lead you?


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