moon gate


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moon gate

A circular opening in a wall, in traditional Chinese architecture.
See also: Gate

moon gate

In traditional Chinese architecture, a circular opening that provides a passageway through a wall.
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MOON gates, which can be free-standing or circular openings in garden walls, are used to make an inviting gateway in Chinese-style gardens.
Gold medals were won by three superbly executed show gardens: one viewed through a ferny, dry-stone moon gate, symbolisingCeltic sanctuary; another a wonderfullybalanced, geometric garden of trees, waterand sculpture, also representing sanctuary, in this case from city life; and the third, celebrating the National Garden Scheme's 75th anniversary, which was voted best show garden.
The exhibition pays tribute to the sophisticated plantings and landscape features of the iconic Rockefeller Garden, including colorful flower borders, a mossy woodland, and Asian-influenced Moon Gate and tile-capped enclosing wall.
CREATE windows in walls or make it an even larger oriental-style moon gate to frame a special feature.
WHEN dividing a large garden into rooms, install a moon gate or cut a window in a wall or plant a hedge and leave an archway to allow the eye to wander through.
A moon gate made of carved wood, batik fabrics and canopies, carved wood grilles, pierced metal light fixtures and cast-glass chandeliers are a few of the other features guests will see as they dine.
Moon gates with undulating blue-tile roofs that usher guests into and out of the pagoda garden, for example, evoke "a romantic feeling of the journey we've gone through with the owners," says the landscape architect, rather than hewing to one particular period or style.
MOON gates are an oriental concept which work well in a contemporary urban garden to frame a view or link two areas.
Each area should be linked by a series of paths, which could simply be stepping stones, and sealed off with moon gates that hold a beautiful view, archways which create scented corridors or trellis screens that give a peep show of the planting beyond.