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Gravel Path in an Iris Garden
Paths and Pathways in Gardens
There is something special about pathways in gardens, and that has always been the case with me since I was a very young girl. This hub is showing some examples of pathways in gardens to possibly spur on ideas for our own gardens, or just to take an imaginary stroll. Anyone that knows me even a little bit, knows I am a garden lover. Maybe the fact that I love paths in gardens naturally flows out of that. I think there is something whimsical, and a little adventurous about pathways in gardens. Especially ones that curve around and invite you to keep coming further in.
Many of the images that I have of paths in gardens are actually stored in my mind, easily retrievable. I wish I could share those with you! They are the coolest ones of all, though I always love to see more gardens with paths in them.
Going back to when I was a rather young girl, I think of my grandmother's house and the neighbors she had next door. They were avid gardeners. Both the front and backyard had extensive gardens even without a lot of property. I don't know quite how they did it, but they did. It was like a mini maze, a path of lovely joys that wove you in and out of trees and flowers and shrubs. They included many stepping stones. These areas naturally drew my cousins and myself in on occasion. They were such nice neighbors, they didn't ever mind us playing in the front in their garden. I think it made them happy. I wish I could completely convey the joy we both had, running and playing along the little stepping stone paths there. You could find us with big smiles on, playing tag or singing a little song. Perhaps this is where my love of garden paths really came from, or originated from. It would make sense to me!
At my own house growing up, we had a side gate that seemed to lead into a kind of path through a garden. There was an apple tree, and lots of flowers and shrubs and a few herbs growing there, like mint. I loved this area.
Going to the beach at well, in Southern California or also one shopping place my grandmother used to take us not far from the beach, there were lovely paths and stepping stone gardens intertwined with koi ponds! Who could blame a kid for loving these kinds of paths! So from everything from a corn maze kind of path, to a more elaborate stepping stone path in a koi pond garden, I guess I have enjoyed paths in gardens for a very long time. There is probably not a chance that would change anytime soon!
Paths in my own gardens include only a couple of really small paths. I love them though! For instance walking up to my house is a little path that goes through some shrubs and a Japanese Maple tree to the porch. In my backyard, I have a butterfly garden, that we chose some special large stones, as stepping stones and curved them through the garden there. I love those paths even though small!
In these photos you will find paths in different gardens that I enjoy visiting on occasion. They include the St. Louis Botanical Garden, A Japanese Garden, An Iris Garden, and much more. The types of paths are made up of larger and smaller stones, gravel, wood planks and paved paths. You will see a more unique description under each photo. I hope to see many more paths in my lifetime, whether into man made gardens, or woodland gardens, etc. There is nothing else quite like discovering a new path.