A beautiful winding gravel pathway flanked by foliage in shades of purple and chartreuse leads the eye to a stacked stone sculpture, before disappearing enticingly around a corner.
Design and photo credit; Alyson Ross-Markley
Traditionally, most residential paths, particularly walkways, are 4 feet wide, allowing two average-size adults to walk side by side through a space. However, this is a guide, not a rule. Begin by asking yourself what you want the path to do for you, functionally and philosophically.
A path that’s wider than average, perhaps 5 to 8 feet, allows groups of people to walk together and converse. It can also be used as additional entertaining space. Side garden paths, as shown here, - chestil