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Garden Path Ideas: Cut Stone Walkways

For a more formal walkway, cut stone paths can be the perfect addition to your landscape. Find ideas here about which shapes, designs, and patterns would be best for your outdoor decor.


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    • Diamond-Shape Pattern

      Don't be afraid to think beyond the basic square. A simple shift of the shape in this path creates a unique diamond pattern.

    • Formal Path with Repeating Pattern

      Cut stones with straight edges, such as those featured here, are perfect for a more formal walkway. This front entry path boasts of a regular, repeating pattern that gives interest to the path. Shrubs and greenery frame one side to allow guests to take in the views as they walk by.

    • Orderly Walkway

      Cut stone can come in square or rectangular shapes, but both feature straight edges that come together for a formal look that contrasts with the vibrant low plants on the edge of the walkway. The orderliness of this cut stone path adds to the serene formality of the garden.

    • Path with Pattern

      One of the great things about cut stone walkways is that a unique pattern or design can be created with the right shapes and installation. Here, the cut stone of this winding garden path creates a striking pattern. Colorful blooms and lush greenery surround the path, beckoning visitors to see where the winding walkway will lead.

    • Path with Rustic Appeal

      Cut stone is an excellent choice for most gardens and landscapes because it can be used with different materials. Here, the stone is used as a decorative accent, contrasting beautifully with the rustic stone steps and garden edging. The smooth surface makes walking around the area safe, while the design blends perfectly with the outdoor décor.

    • Off the Beaten Path

      Cut stone can often be the perfect addition for small walkways that lead off the beaten path. The simple pattern of this pathway lets visitors move straight into the garden, taking in the views around them. Potted plants frame the walkway and blend well with the stone.

    • Path with a Unique Design

      Cut stone can come in a plethora of different shapes and sizes. Here, rectangular shapes blend with squares to create a unique pattern. The straight lines lend a formal air to the walkway, and the winding path leads guests to a backyard pavilion. Edged with a multitude of blooming greenery, the cut stone path is a perfect addition to the landscape.

    • Cut Stone with Cool Tones

      Add character to your outdoor décor with a cut stone path that leads visitors through your landscape. The cool hues of this pathway blend beautifully with the multitude of colors found throughout the garden. Low plants edge the walkway to make it appear more natural, while the sleek stones provide a safe walking place and a fun design.

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