Walkways and Paths
Paths are a design challenge for gardeners. Get it right and a path can speak volumes, indicating not only where to walk, but setting the style, and even the mood of a landscape. Get it wrong and a path becomes confusing, even dangerous, for a visitor can end up twisting an ankle on irregular paving or uneven steps.
Some of the most common materials used in walkways are: Cut flagstone, paving material, brick, interlocking stone, irregular flagstone, exposed aggregate and concrete.
A perfect walkway is compelling: one invites visitors to move safely and quickly to the front door; another teases the eye by narrowing, then disappearing around a bend. In each instance, a path leading to, or through, a landscape not only accomplishes its purpose but serves as a backbone to the plantings around it.