9 Front Garden Driveway Ideas for an Elegant Approach to Your Home

oak frame home with established front garden and gravel driveway
(Image credit: Simon Maxwell)

Designing an approach to a home using front garden driveway ideas can be a tricky thing to balance. While practicalities of modern living have to come as a priority, it shouldn't be to the detriment of your home's kerb appeal and its inhabitant's access to green spaces. 

There are subtle decisions to make when designing a drive that sits alongside a front garden which will help soften functional driveway ideas. Of course, sufficient drainage and encouraging biodiversity in the plot surrounding our homes should be on the minds of anyone designing a new driveway and front garden. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.