12 garden path ideas for every style and budget to give your space a new look

2 pathways leadign around a house. one decked boardwalk style and a stepping stone path
(Image credit: Nigel Rigden)

When it comes to garden path ideas, the possibilities are pretty limitless. There are a range of material considerations, colour options, shapes, widths and patterns.

They're an important garden design feature too, not only from a practical sense, allowing you to move through different garden areas with ease, but visually they connect the space and create a sense of cohesion.

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Joss Thomas

Joss works with artisans and designers from all over the world. Indigenous are passionate about nature and natural materials, about texture and form; handmade, hand-finished and unique.

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Jane Dobbs

Responsible for leading the gardening team at Allan's Gardeners, a landscaping and garden maintenance, business who do lawn care and installation. She has 10 years experience as a gardener.

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Tom Clifford

Tom has been in the garden landscaping business for over 13 years making him an expert in garden design, lawn care and maintenance. He is the director of Gardenstone Limited a garden landscaping materials company.

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Fiona Jenkins

A landscaper and gardening expert with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Currently she works for MyJobQuote as their resident expert on all things gardening. She is highly knowledgeable and her expertise have featured in many reputable publications.

Teresa Conway
Deputy editor on Homebuilding & Renovating

Teresa was part of a team that launched Easy Gardens in 2018 and worked as the Editor on this magazine. She has extensive experience writing and editing content on gardens and landscaping on brands such as Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors and Living Etc magazine. She has developed close working relationships with top landscape architects and leading industry experts, and has been exposed to an array of rich content and expertise.

In 2020 Teresa bought her first home. She and her partner worked alongside architects and builders to transform the downstairs area of her two bedroom Victorian house in north London into a usable space for her family. Along the way she learned the stresses, woes and joys of home renovation, and is now looking to her next project, landscaping the back garden.