What does your garden gate say about you? A front gate announces your intentions with its proportions, style, and materials. Whether your aim is privacy, security, or to welcome visitors, a wrought iron gate is a versatile option. Available in a range of styles—from ornamental to streamlined—wrought iron conveys curb appeal even when its purpose is to keep people out.
We’ve rounded up 10 options for wrought iron front gates in widths of from 3 to 4 feet, including both single and double gates in styles ranging from vintage Victorian to midcentury modern, to consider.
But first, a definition of wrought iron: “Technically wrought iron is a very low carbon iron alloy (as compared to higher carbon, and more ‘fragile,’ cast iron) that is very strong and malleable, historically making it the iron of choice for shaping,” writes Janet. “Due to production advancements and cost concerns, wrought iron is no longer produced en masse. The term wrought iron now generally applies to any iron (most typically mild steel) that is hammered, twisted, or bent into shape–or looks as if it has.”