7 Beautiful garden paths to inspire your next outdoor project
Follow these pretty paths through lovely gardens. Who knows what delightful surprises you will discover at the end?
The purpose of a garden path is to direct traffic though the beautiful array of plants and vegetables in your garden. They come in many styles and sizes. Whether it's a simple, trodden-down grass lane or an intricate stone trail, paths can add beauty and mystery around the bends.
A path in Hidcote Manor Garden, Britain
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The perennial borders along this worn stone path urge you to follow along to see what's beyond the shrubbery tunnel.
Repurposed tree rings
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Give an old log a new purpose — turn it into a garden path. The log slices give this path an organic, warm feel. Hmm… Is there a log cabin at the end of this wood trail?
A pretty way to use mulch
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A beautiful mix of stone, grass and mulch gives this path a comfortable appeal. Even with its terrain change, the path guides you nicely through lovely plantings and stones along the way.
Nooks and crannies
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A mix of stones and plants accompanies you all the way up the steps of this path. An open wood gate beckons you through.
A shady retreat
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Take a break on a shady path through the walled garden of Queen Victoria's family home on the Isle of Wight.
Into the woods
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Simple square pavers and grass take you for a pensive and peaceful walk through the woods.
The secret garden at last
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The stone path and the climbing rose archway bring you to the best part of the garden.