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moon′ gate`

(in Chinese architecture) a circular gateway in a wall.
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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, which can be free-standing or circular openings in garden walls, are used to make an inviting gateway in Chinese-style gardens.
One of Ralph specialities became the use of Moon Gates, which he used both at Chelsea and a number of other gardens.