Garden Paths form both practical and design elements in the landscape, linking the different parts of the garden as much by eye as they do physically and as a result, play an important role in providing a unified feel to the space.
They can also be features in themselves, with their materials, lines and relative size allowing a variety of effects to be created which can have a major bearing on the character of the garden and its planting.
Inevitably there are practical considerations to take into account; first and foremost, however eye-catching, paths and steps need to be functional and dependent on where they are, this can place its own constraints on their form and construction.
However, while main paths to greenhouses and garden buildings have to be built with safety and ease of access in mind to make them serviceable, there is nothing to stop you being a little more adventurous with smaller paths – and there is no shortage of materials and ideas to try out.
Crazy paving path - adds a different dimension