Every garden needs a path even if it is grass as shown in the picture above. While paths are a practical necessity they also are an opportunity to create an interesting and decorative feature in the garden. This gallery of twelve stepping stone and path designs has been assembled by Melissa J Will and comes from her Empress of Dirt website.
Watch your step! Here?s a bunch of creative ideas for designing garden paths and walkways plus DIY stepping stone tutorials. Whether it?s stone, brick, hypertufa, or concrete pavers, there?s lots of things you can do with simple materials for a great look.
I took these next photos on garden tours. There?s some creative and clever ideas here. I?ve also gathered up some DIY tutorials for stepping stones you can make for your garden.
These first few gardens have curvy pathways made from low cost materials. I spent a ridiculous amount of time debating curves or straight lines in my own garden and ultimately went with the most practical solution for the space (straight lines). If I had a do-over I?d probably go with some curves to obscure views and add a bit of mystery. Mind you, family members simply trying to get to the swimming pool may not be so amused.
This first garden is an incredible gem. The whole thing was so?photogenic.
This next garden?shows two ideas I like. The simple, curved concrete pavers, plus the stones used to create raised beds.
This next pathway has a message in one of the stones that gathered a lot of admirers. I?ll show what it says in the next photo.
Here?s the enchanted garden stone. I?m wondering if you could use a Dremel tool to engrave something like this? If you know the answer, let me know in the comments.
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