No one wants to accidentally tread on a beautiful, but delicate part of their garden and accidentally kill it. For those gardeners with large, ornate gardens, a large pathway is the perfect place to put a bench, chairs, or even a hammock to sit and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
These pathways can be wide or narrow, winding or straight, and can be made out of many different kinds of materials. The most popular materials tend to be concrete or stone, but you may also see vinyl or synthetic wood.
If you’re trying to find a great new idea to freshen up your garden’s design, if your old pathway is cracked, aged, or falling apart from weathering, look no further. We’ve scoured the internet to find some of the best garden pathway designs, from simple wooden stepping stones to more ornate mosaic tile paths, and even some incredibly engineered pathways over water.
Be sure to check out some of the more simple paths, which can be easy, inexpensive DIY projects. Pressing items, like leaves and stones, into concrete can leave amazing imprints that will add texture and visual interest to even the most simple concrete path.
1. Concrete Stone Stepping Stones in Gravel River
Perfectly circular concrete stepping stones laid on a darker gray set of gravel. The border of the winding pathway is edged in thin red bricks. The gravel makes it difficult for grass and other plants to grow around your main stepping stones.
2. Herringbone Brick Path
Classic bricks laid in a herringbone pattern make for a simple, traditional, yet decorative pathway. Even as the mortar chips away between the bricks, the path remains beautiful. To prevent weeds and grass from growing between the bricks over the years, mortar may be reapplied.