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Inspiring Garden Path Ideas

Updated on April 4, 2017

Japanese Garden Path over Foot bridge

Beautiful English and Japanese Garden Paths

A garden path should invite you into the garden. Curving paths with somewhat hidden destinations create interest. View beautiful Lavender garden paths from England to enchanting Japanese paths, including a serene Pond path. There are curving pathways such as a Wood path bordered by creeping Pink Phlox and Pebble Mosaic paths including Rock and Stone. Enjoy your visit through these enchanting garden pathways.

Wood Path border by Pink Flowers
Wood Path border by Pink Flowers

Wood Path bordered by Bright Flowers

This wood path is ideal for a cottage or a rustic home. The natural and subdued wood is contrasted nicely with bright and creeping pink phlox that creates a vibrant border along a narrow wood pathway. The Phlox blooms for six weeks in the Spring and is a cheerful reminder that the fair weather has finally arrived. It also enjoys stones that grow warm from the Sun and climbs over them nicely.

Path with Creeping Phlox

flower pathway

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.... just plant the Pink Flowers on both sides of this Wood Pathway

Cedar Wood Walkway Path

Cedar Garden Walkway
Cedar Garden Walkway

Weather and rot resistant

94 inches long

17 1/2 inches wide

Japanese flagstone path
Japanese flagstone path

Japanese Garden Path Ideas

3 Beautiful Japanese paths for your Inspiration

Winding Stone Pathway

Japanese Garden Path Entrance to House

This narrow white flagstone path is bordered by shrubs and flowers. The red Japanese Maple and an orange flowering tree are just before the stone steps leading up to the porch. The Japanese lantern adds the finishing touch with Oriental flare. Add a serene Zen scene to your outdoors with Japanese garden décor.

Path with stone landscaping

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Stone Garden Path Pavers
Stone Garden Path Pavers

Handmade Stone Path Pavers, Leaf Design

Here is a unique stone path in the garden that has large leaf designs. It has an exotic and mysterious Asian influence and exudes the magnificent aura of an enchanted pathway. Once the concrete has been poured and set up, lay the leaves on top for the design. Achieve a natural, aged look with concrete tint. These pavers would look especially beautiful in a shaded garden.

Here are instructions on How to make Pavers with Leaves.

DIY Pavers with Leaf Design

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Pebble Mosaic Paths - Pebble Mosaic Pathways and Patios

If you'd like something unique and interesting in your landscaping then consider the art and craft of pebble mosaics! These fascinating pebble mosaic books have step by step instructions with loads of Pebble Mosaic projects.

Inspiring Book for Pebble Mosaic paths

Japanese Path Pond Stepping Stones
Japanese Path Pond Stepping Stones

Large Stepping Stones over Japanese Pond

This serene Japanese garden pond has large step stones placed in the middle of the pond. Cascading along the bank of this shaded pond are floriferous Azaleas. It is located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in the Butchart Gardens and was created over 100 years ago .

Japanese Garden Path Ideas ~ across a Pond

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The serenity of this Japanese path over the pond evokes a tranquil Zen-like quality. Consider adding a Japanese pond with step stones to create a tranquil setting. Add a Japanese Path Light for added ambiance at night.

flagstone path with topiary tree focal
flagstone path with topiary tree focal

Flagstone Path

with a Manicured Topiary Tree as a Focal Point

Care to stroll and meander down this intriguing path? Kids will love this landscape. The enchanting topiary tree creates a focal point and beckons the viewer to approach and view what lies beyond. Rock pathways look especially beautiful with flagstones and they keep the weeds down nicely.

Garden path

© Ruth Black |

Make your own Concrete Paths

Set your path outline, ensuring that the ground is level and flat. Set the mold in place; pour in concrete. These DIY concrete stone molds are great for paths, walkways, patios, courtyards and terraces. Other designs available such as Random and Belgium Cobblestone Path Molds.

Brick Walk Maker - easy to use and looks amazing

SAKRETE OF NORTH AMERICA 6921-33 Brick Walk Maker
SAKRETE OF NORTH AMERICA 6921-33 Brick Walk Maker

Dimensions: 23" x 23"

. each brick is 7-1/2" x 3-1/2",

. the half bricks are 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"

Sturdy and durable

English Lavender Garden Path
English Lavender Garden Path

English Lavender Garden Path

This English garden has a wide gravel path, bordered by flowerbeds, including Lavender in bloom. At the end of the path is an old brick and stone gate entrance which creates a focal point of interest of what lies beyond. Lavender's impact along a path is almost beyond description, like the waves of Lavender fields in France.

English Lavender Path

Up the Garden Path

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      acreativethinker 3 years ago

      So many wonderful and beautiful ideas here. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      GEMNITYA5 3 years ago

      Super Job, It's a Heavenly feel.



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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      These are amazing. Nominated for a lens of the day! :)

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      Beautiful! It's been featured on our Facebook page today. Come and check it out!

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      Mohan Babu 3 years ago from Chennai, India

      The pictures are just awesome. Such excellent taste and flawless execution is rare to see.

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