15 Garden Path Ideas With Stepping Stones

Creating a garden path out of stepping stones is a way to truly create a look of your own. In this article you will see 15 different ideas that could make your garden path really stand out. Each of them is different, and different design ideas will appeal to each individual differently. Some will prefer a more simplistic path like our fourth and tenth choice, but some will like the style of garden paths like our 13th idea on this list. The design of your garden path may need to accommodate the flowers and your outdoor décor, but these designs are amazing.

My favorite idea on this list is actually the first one. It features a simple garden path that has board-shaped stepping stones that remind me of the beach. Going to the beach is a relaxing experience that offers you a lot of joy, so incorporating that feeling into my garden path by creating a stepping stone design that is reminiscent of memories of my childhood is perfect. I also really love the last design featured here, as it is perfect for the water scene pictured.

All of the ideas below are simply exquisite, but there is one idea that I would change slightly. The feature that does not fit my style is the walkway in the second image. The stones are a bit too small for my taste, I love the idea of the small stones, but I prefer larger stepping stones that actually provide you with a place to walk. This image makes me think that the stones in the design could easily become loose and become a hazard for guests to walk across.

1. The Boardwalk Path

This first garden path is a narrow walkway that is lined with cement edging. The path winds between the reeds, and it has rectangular shaped stepping stones that are fairly centralized. Small pebbles are placed around the stepping stones to complete the path and give it a look that resembles a boardwalk.

2.The Pebbled Path


This path is designed to resemble a paved path, but the feature that makes it look great in a garden is the small stones that were pressed into the cement before it dried. The beautiful bushes along the edge of the path make it a perfect width for a couple to walk hand in hand through the garden.

3. The Path of Chaotic Perfection


This garden is perfectly up kept. The bushes are trimmed and the grass is cut, but the stone path is a bit chaotic. None of the stone formations are carved to a specific shape and the path slowly seems to be winding up the hill. Some stones are circular, some are triangular, and some have no specific shape at all.

4. Cobblestone Path


The stepping stones in this path are all square shaped. If you look closely at the image, you will see a number of imperfections in each of the stones. Some of them are cracked in part, while others allow the grass to grow right through the middle of its two parts. The stones are spaced to allow the grass the opportunity to become part of the design.

5. Lilly Pad Path

This pathway is simple, yet sweet. The main walkway is made of large stones that are inviting to step on, and smaller stones fit around the edges to make the path more symmetrical. The grass in the image is nicely trimmed, and when you look at the picture as a whole it reminds me of a lake that is filled with lily pads.

6. Log Lover’s Path

This next garden path is a unique design that used log sections as stepping stones instead of actual stones. The logs are surrounded by small white stones that give the garden a playful path. The flowers that are placed along the edge of the path are perfect for the meadow-like feel that this idea creates.

7. The Moonlit Path

The first thing that you will notice in this image is the fact that there are a lot of purple and white flowers surrounding the path. The stones are shaped with different patterns, and they are placed far enough apart that the grass can grow up into the path and become part of the design.

8. Rose Colored Path

The stepping stones in this design are created from slate, which gives each one of them a unique shape that is not often repeated. If you take a closer look, you can see the cuts of the stone reveal each layer of the original rock. Most of the flowers near the path are red, and they are trimmed to perfection.

9. The Path of Perfect Symmetry

The next design idea that we are looking at is a rather simple layout. There are no flowers or bushes close to the path, only slightly unkempt grass that gives the perfectly positioned square stepping stones a bit of flavor. The inner stones are a shade of sandstone, while the outer ones are a slightly darker shade.

10. Fairy Path

The garden path on this image is fairly small. The stones are placed far enough apart to reveal the grass, and there are yellow and white flowers all the way to the edge of the stone path. It looks like a beautiful path through a meadow that is full of butterflies, bumble bees, and you may even see a fairy along the way.

11. The Botanical Garden Path

The first thing you see when you look at this design is the plethora of very colorful flowers in the garden. The path between the flowers is made from simple rectangular shaped stones that are laid upon a dirt path. This simplistic path is perfect for this garden, as it does not outshine the garden itself.

12. The Path of Sand and Stone

This idea is a wondrous path that is made from beautifully crafted sandstone. The stones each have a different shape and coloration that really stands out, and the bushes that line the path add a bit of flavor, but they remain green and simple to draw your attention to the path itself.

13. The Path of Etched Flowers

This path is one that is simple. There are no flowers or bushes in the image, only grass, which allows your eyes to focus more on the beautiful stepping stones. Each one is etched with a delicate flower that adds elegance and grace to the garden.

14. The Grass Covered Garden Path

This garden path is one of the more simple designs on our list of ideas. It is perfect for anyone who does not want a garden that is overwhelmed with flowers, as this design features grass and oblong-shaped stones that are slightly embedded into the soil.

15. The Path of Forgotten Memories

The final garden path on this list is one that is unique in every way. It uses somewhat large stepping stones, but the path goes right through the pond in the midst of this amazing garden. There is even a lantern that is positioned on a stone to light your way through the dark.