Garden Photo of the Day

A garden gate fit for a….gardener!

A handmade gate composed of vintage gardening tools designed by Freeland and Sabrina Tanner in Napa, California.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Freeland Tanner created this gate from garden tools to welcome visitors to his enclosed vegetable garden. Freeland’s collections of garden tools can be seen all over the garden he shares with his wife, Sabrina, in Napa, California.

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  1. MzSweetpea 07/23/2010

    Wow....Love the garden tools for the how cleaver, besides every garden should have a gate if at all possible....would love to see more of this garden!
    Laura in the Mts. of N. Carolina

  2. Ginainpa 07/23/2010

    Wow, love love love this garden entry. If possible can I have the plans for this. This is my favorite entry! Absolutely enticing and beautifully done! Thanks for sharing...

  3. David_Bockman 07/23/2010

    Ok, that is arguably the most awesome gate ever.

  4. agilcardi 07/23/2010

    Love this gate!! Love the color too! I want one! Can we see more? Great looking tuteurs in the background.

  5. Hydrangealady 07/23/2010

    This gate is over the top. Love it, Love it. Would also love to have the plan. I agree that we need to see more of the garden behind the gate. We would have missed it without the daily email from Fine Gardening!

  6. MichelleGervais 07/23/2010

    No worries, you'll definitely be seeing more of this garden in FG in the next year or so! In the meantime, here is another GPOD from the same garden.

    Not enough, I know!

  7. sweetrebecca 07/23/2010

    What timing, Michelle! My very favorite gate of all time and very favorite gardeners of all time. In fact (believe it or not) I'm visiting with them tomorrow night so I get to see their garden in full-Summer mode!

  8. MichelleGervais 07/23/2010

    Ooooh, so jealous, Rebecca! Tell them I say hello!!

  9. arboretum 07/23/2010

    a teaching website

  10. Indygardener 07/24/2010

    That garden gate is beyond words. The use of the tools, the color. It is perfect.

  11. grizmom3 07/24/2010

    Being an avid gardener as well as an artist...a profusion of kudos to you for the highly creative garden gate. If you ever lose any tools you will know where to look. Would especially like to see beyond the reality. Thank you for sharing. Put a smile on my face!!!

  12. LaFlor 07/26/2010

    WOW!! What a gate. Are plans available??

  13. catsdogs 07/26/2010

    Love the Color of the Gate, and the Design, Great Stuff/////

  14. Gdarla 07/28/2010

    This is way cool and so creative!

  15. MsSandy 08/01/2010

    Beautiful!! I love the color schemes of the greenery & colors!

    of N.California

  16. Nolee 09/06/2010

    So beautiful. Have it saved in my "favorites" folder.

  17. theseedlady 06/27/2011

    catchy design but those are expensive garden tools. Who can afford to waste them like this?

    ONLY in Napa!

  18. terieLR 02/29/2012

    Okay... I'm showing this to my husband ASAP!!! Brilliant in every way!

  19. ruthiejames95 01/27/2014

    I am absolutely in love with that gate! I am going to tell my husband I need one now! It ties the whole garden together! Thank you for sharing.
    Ruth James |

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