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Paved Garden Paths - Beautiful Additions to Gardens

Updated on February 8, 2012

Gardens at Longwood

Photo 1 - Gardens at Longwood
Photo 1 - Gardens at Longwood | Source
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Photo 2 | Source

I loved curved paved paths in gardens

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Photo 3 | Source
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Vanderbilt Mansion

Photo 5 - Vanderbilt Mansion
Photo 5 - Vanderbilt Mansion | Source

Walking along paths in Gardens

There are some times in life, when I just love the idea to walk in a garden of any kind. Paved garden paths like the ones shown in this hub are are beautiful to me, a bit more formal perhaps than other kinds of paths in gardens.

There is something dreamy about gardens and their various pathways. It seems to beckon, to call one in to enjoy and maybe explore. It is a passion of mine to take my camera and go and do this on occasion. It brings great satisfaction and joy to me personally. I think this is because I love nature so much, and it truly seems to refresh the soul. The beauty and interesting things I happen upon also just mean so much to me.

For instance, finding a flower I have never seen before, or a butterfly. Those kinds of things just make my day. Finding a little creature, whether a squirrel, rabbit, or hedgehog or even a snake always is fun and exciting. You can see all kinds of birds as well. When I see birds in particular, I realize how free and joyous it must be, but also a lot of hard work to "make a living as a bird," so to speak. They work hard for their nests, offspring, and food, shelter, etc. This is their world, the garden and the land. I love to see it all.

I am not going into great detail on each of these photos. I have numbered them on the photo itself, and shown whether it is my own, from my personal collection, of from others that have freely shared in the public domain. I am very grateful to those that shared their paved garden path pictures. Its a little retreat for many of us in the middle of a busy life.

If you care to see a photo larger than it appears here, try clicking on the photo itself. If you want to share some thoughts or what your favorite one is, share with the photo number. I hope you enjoy this little gallery of paved garden paths.

Below, is a sweet little poem I came across, that fits rather well with the theme here. It put a smile on my face, and then also got me thinking. I hope it does the same for you.

Fruit Garden Path - A Poem by Amy Lowell

"The path runs straight between the flowering rows,
A moonlit path, hemmed in by beds of bloom,
Where phlox and marigolds dispute for room
With tall, red dahlias and the briar rose.
'T is reckless prodigality which throws
Into the night these wafts of rich perfume
Which sweep across the garden like a plume.
Over the trees a single bright star glows.
Dear garden of my childhood, here my years
Have run away like little grains of sand;
The moments of my life, its hopes and fears
Have all found utterance here, where now I stand;
My eyes ache with the weight of unshed tears,
You are my home, do you not understand?"

Whether you enjoy more shaded garden paths, out of the sun, or bright and cheerful paths, I hope you saw something here today that you you liked.

Victorian Home along a paved garden path

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Rowallane Garden in Northern Ireland

Photo 7 - Rowallane Garden
Photo 7 - Rowallane Garden | Source


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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Debbie, thank you so very much! I agree about it being amazing to see some of these places. Its a joy for me to see new gardens, and the ones I haven't been to yet, I sure would love to go. What a joy that would be! For now, until I can travel to those far away places, I will be content with the photos. Thanks for commenting and your vote as well. I appreciate it.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow love the pictures so beautiful.. that would be amazing to see.

      voted way up debbie

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Timeless Traveler, thank you for your comments on my paved garden paths hub. I am so glad you liked the photos and poem by Amy Lowell. I love what she wrote there. Have a great day.

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      Simply wonderful pictures. Love Amy Lowells poem. Nice addition to your hub.