Gorgeous Gardens: Strolling Garden With Stone Paths

Meandering walkways and a variety of plants make this outdoor space look less like a backyard and more like a botanic garden. After a stroll along the flagstone paths, the owners will definitely want to stretch out in the hammock or cozy up around the fire pit.

Photo By: Purlieu Landscape Design + Build

Photo By: Purlieu Landscape Design + Build

Photo By: Purlieu Landscape Design + Build

Photo By: Purlieu Landscape Design + Build

Photo By: Purlieu Landscape Design + Build

Photo By: Scott Nuss

Photo By: Purlieu Landscape Design + Build

Photo By: Scott Nuss

Photo By: Scott Nuss

Photo By: Scott Nuss

Photo By: Scott Nuss

Photo By: Scott Nuss

Photo By: Purlieu Landscape Design + Build

Photo By: Scott Nuss

Photo By: Scott Nuss

Photo By: Scott Nuss

Garden With Flagstone Path

Throughout the garden, flagstone walkways make it easy to escape daily stresses with a stroll under the trees.

Garden and Setting Sun

The lovely blend of foliage plants include low-lying groundcovers, succulents and grasses mixed tastefully with trees.

Backyard Garden With Stone Path

With a feel more like a botanic garden than a backyard, this outdoor space features a stone path that leads in and around garden beds.

Gardens With Walkway and Fire Pit

This home's stunning gardens seem to go on forever, punctuated by cozy sitting areas like this one with a fire pit.

Fire Pit Sitting Area in Garden

A circular, gravel-covered patch is home to a fire pit sitting area. The wood armchairs pick up the warm, reddish tones of nearby succulents and trees.

Fire Pit Sitting Area and Pergola

Overall, this backyard garden has a low scale, making it easy to look across to the different areas, from fire pit to pergola and beyond!

Pergola and Hammock

In a quiet back corner of the yard, a pergola shields a lacy hammock. Is it naptime yet?

Backyard Garden and Wood Pergola

To create an intriguing outdoor space behind this home, landscape designers laid out a vast collection of garden beds at varying heights, then linked them with a meandering stone walkway.

Backyard Pergola and Patio

Flagstones carve out separate but linked patios, little outdoor rooms each with their own personality. This one features a wood pergola; nearby, armchairs gather around a fire pit.

Backyard With Fire Pit and Chairs

This backyard has lots of different areas, but it feels cohesive because of a winding stone path that links fire pit to patios to varied garden beds.

Garden at Sunset

The garden's red and gold touches are magically highlighted as the sun dips below the horizon.

Fire Pit and Wood Chairs

A small gravel patio is a delightful surprise in one corner of this expansive garden. Enjoy the view from a chair by the fire pit.

Purple Flowers and Succulent

Plantings include a few bold colored flowers mixed in with ornamental grasses and succulents. Boulders give the garden the casual, easy feel of the native landscape.

Wood Pergola and Path

This pergola's simple wood design fits in perfectly with the natural mood of the surrounding garden.

Foliage Plant in Garden

Wood shavings make a texturally-interesting ground cover for this garden's wide mix of plants.

Stone Wall and Pergola

Every element in this backyard garden feels well thought-out, from stone walls to pergolas to gravel-covered paths.

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