Saturday, January 7, 2012


Entrances and exits mark the beginning and the end of your journey through a garden. Like the cover of a book, they inevitably give you some hint of what to expect when you walk through to the space beyond.

Sometimes they invite you in...

Other times they say "keep out".

This substantial door in the wall of a kitchen garden had a sign that said "Please keep the door closed as rabbits can enter this way".

This gate was intriguing, but I'm not sure if it's saying "Keep Out".

This gate has a story, David and I visited Powys Castle twice in the course of the last few years and twice found that we had arrived on the the one day of the week when it was closed to the public. David( who hadn't visited before) could only look longingly up at the Castle and gardens from the wrong side of the gate.

Fortunately on the second visit, we had time to come back the following day when the castle reopened.


Casa Mariposa said...

I'm pretty sure one of my gates says "Friendly but in need of repair" since it's held together with bungee cord. However, my ideal gate would look much different!! It's always interesting how people choose to create garden entries. Great post! :o)

Barry Parker said...

Hi Casa Mariposa,
It's alarming how rapidly gates and fences fall into disrepair, but fortunately there are always bungee cords and duct tape to hold things together... for a time.