Are you looking for a timeless addition to your garden? Then think of a stepping stone garden path. These paths add a rustic, natural element to your garden. There are many styles available for this type of garden path. Most are made for the so-called ‘zen style’ gardens, but there are also garden paths with an older look, which you can lay out in the grass. Don’t like the old look? Then you can go for a more modern, gravel path. Moreover, many of these styles go well with garden ponds. So take another look at some creative ideas for stepping stone garden paths below and maybe you’ll be laying your own path soon!
Zen stepping stones
As mentioned before, the zen style gardens and stepping stone garden paths are made for each other. On the picture above you can see how well the stepping stones do in combination with sand or gravel designs. They give an extra visual element between the light gravel.
Stepping stones are also very practical. You can easily walk through the garden without disturbing the sand or gravel. In addition, stepping stones with natural patterns make the space look classic and natural.
Water and stepping stones
Step stones can also go very nicely together with a water element in the garden, such as a pond. Traditionally, stepping stones were a way to cross rivers, streams and other small inland waters. So this is another way to add a classic and rustic element to your garden.
You can go a few different ways with this idea. You can create a clear path with large stepping stones, like in the picture above. But the stones are also often placed far apart in the pond. These stones are more for show than for real use, but they give the garden a romantic and adventurous look.
Stepping stones in grass
You can also place your stepping stones in the ground so that grass can grow around them. This gives an old look to the stepping stones, creating a rustic atmosphere in your garden. Naturally shaped stones and stones with a deep texture give your garden an extra rustic boost.
By placing the stones in a mosaic pattern you add a visually interesting element to your garden. These garden paths are best suited for natural looking gardens that lead to a swimming pool or connect two sitting areas.
Gravel and stepping stones
Not all walkways need to look rustic. The neat gravel stepping stone garden path in the picture above is organized in such a way that it has a modern look. The coloured gravel gives the design some visual texture and makes the natural stepping stones really stand out. This style fits best with a garden where also the plants are just organized, as can be seen in the picture above.
The stepping stones themselves have an attractive appearance due to the design of small stones in concrete. This design reminds us that we are free to design our own stepping stones, as these stepping stones are quite easy to make. So you can create a personalized, artistic look in your garden.