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Build a blossoming walkway

11 July 14 Author:Michelle Gaffaney

Create a peaceful, durable path through your garden with a tree-lined avenue or modern promenade. It will help divide your space into sections and help make wildlife feel at home

A beautiful covered walkway

In high summer it’s lovely to find somewhere shady and cosy to curl up with a book. A summer house is great if you have the space and budget, but you can achieve the same thing for less by making a covered walkway in your garden.

The concept is really versatile – you can use pillars, wiring, trellis or pretty much any other material you can think of to make a structure that will stand the test of time and give your garden a really distinctive, restful feel – all without breaking the bank. Add some seating and you have a versatile, durable feature to really give your garden structure and style.

A calming and tranquil stroll

A walkway can be used to join buildings together or create a boundary between different parts of your garden. Think about how you can divide your garden into sections that contrast and complement each other. A walkway can really help to define the different parts of the garden.

Check out these walkway ideas on our favourite blog, houzz.com. We love traditional walkways as well as a modern look – there is nothing better than being under a mass of fragrant wisteria blossoms in spring, or heading through a tunnel of stunning roses.

Benefits for wildlife

If you’re a bird lover, a covered walkway is a really great idea for encouraging feathered friends into the garden. They provide lots of nooks and crannies where birds can perch and you might even find some make nests there. At ground level, some clever planning could invite an amazing array of insects to take up residence. Why not build bug hotels into the walkway structure, or set birdhouses into the walls?

If you’re interested in finding out more about how to invite wildlife into your garden, take a look at this Guardian article which gives some handy hints. Contact us to see how they would translate into your home.

 

 
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Michelle Gaffaney
Michelle Gaffaney - Architectural Director
With a wealth of experience working on a range of projects, Michelle Gaffaney has a passion for design and strong relationships with her clients. Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn