Creating Pathways To Your Round Garden Building
When you have decided to install a round garden building, positioning is key. Placing a round garden building involves thinking carefully about the environment and views. And placing the structure in the ideal spot. But one other very important thing to think about is access to and from your beautiful new garden building. Creating pathways to your round garden building is one more important thing to think about.
Straight Lines or a Journey of Discovery?
Once you have decided where to position your round garden building, one of the first things you should do is think about the path you will take to reach it from your home, and/or from other parts of your garden.
You need to think about the design and style of your particular garden, and whether it will be best to create straight, crisp lines, or a more organic and flowing pathway. A round garden building has a more natural and organic form. And so if you have chosen one of these unique and beautiful structures, it can be a good idea to create a pathway to match.
Rather than creating straight lines, mimic the round shape of the garden building itself and think about creating curves and more organic, natural shapes as you make your path to take you through your garden.
Think about how the round garden building might be obscured by planting along the curving or winding path so that your passage across the garden to reach the new building becomes an ‘adventure’ – a journey of discovery. Consider making the round garden building a destination at the end of your garden.
Path Width and Path Edging
Another key thing to think about is how wide your path needs to be. Consider access for all those in your household, and for visitors. Make sure your round garden building is easily accessible, as when it is easy to reach, it is more likely to be used more often. It is also important to think about other practicalities – whether you will wheel a wheelbarrow along the path, for example. This is another thing that will help you determine how wide your path should be.
It can also be important to think about how you will edge your pathway. You might edge it with natural or reclaimed materials, or with plants. Either way, this is something you need to think about when planning out your path design.
Of course, another key consideration is what your path will be made from. The materials you choose for your pathway can make a big difference. They will determine how easy access is to your round garden building, play a major role in determining the look and feel of the space, and also be important in determining how eco-friendly and sustainable your new path will be.
Natural materials can often be good choices for a pathway – from bark chip to hoggin, to natural stones from your garden… and it is also worth remembering that a pathway might even be a living pathway – covered with plants. You might mow a path through a wildflower meadow or wild lawn, for example. Or sow other plants which can stand some foot traffic.
If you choose pavers, gravel, or other quarried materials, remember that reclaimed is best. Try to consider reclaimed options before buying new ones. And think about incorporating at least some plants between pavers if these are the option you choose.
These tips are just a starting point. But they should help you to begin to design the perfect pathway to reach your round garden building. Bear the above in mind it is should help you avoid some of the most common pitfalls, and create the ideal pathway for your garden, and your own particular needs. A little thought upfront can save you a lot of hassle down the line, so it is always a good idea to have a clear plan of all the elements in your garden ready upfront.