Paving the Way for Stunning Garden Paths

Perhaps the most enduring of all images is that of a cottage garden with a meandering pathway, flanked on both sides with a herbaceous border. Granite setts are the ideal material for this type of feature.

Granite is naturally strong and durable, and setts are available in a range of colours and finishes, allowing you to design a path that complements any garden's style. From classic greys to warm yellows and even deep blacks, the options let you create a path that's both practical and aesthetically pleasing.

A Versitile Option

The versatility and variation in size of the setts allows for either straight lines or sweeping curves. The pathway can accommodate subtle changes in elevation or width that would be difficult to achieve with standard paving slabs where cutting to shape may be required. With granite setts, you can maintain your preferred design along the length of the pathway regardless of its length or shape.

A granite sett pathway towards to end of its construction

Ideas To Start Your Path

With their inherent charm, granite setts can be used to create a variety of path styles. Here are some ideas to spark your creativity.

  • The Classic Path - Opt for a straight pathway lined with rectangular setts in a cool grey shade. This creates a clean and elegant entrance that leads visitors through your garden.
  • The Winding Walk - Embrace the natural flow of your garden with a meandering path made from square setts. Use a mix of sizes and colours to add visual interest, and incorporate curving borders with larger rectangular setts.
  • The Cottage Garden Charm - Recreate the quintessential cottage garden path with a combination of rounded cobbles and smaller square setts. Use warm golden brown or light grey granite to complement the vibrant flowers and greenery.
  • A Modern Look - Create a minimalist pathway with large, square setts laid in a grid pattern. Opt for a darker colour to contrast with lighter coloured gravel or paving stones used in other areas of your garden.

Granite setts used as entry point to a path

Enhance An Existing Pathway

Once you've chosen your design, here are some additional tips to elevate your granite sett pathway.

  • Edging - Define the border of your path with a row of larger rectangular setts. This creates a clean finish and helps contain any loose gravel used for filling.
  • Planting - Soften the edges of your path with low-growing plants or herbs. Creeping thyme, lavender, or small ornamental grasses add a touch of colour and texture.
  • Lighting - Install path lights along your walkway for safe evening strolls. Consider solar-powered lights for an eco-friendly touch.
  • Focal Points - Create a point of interest by incorporating a strategically placed birdbath, statue, or small water feature along your path.

Granite setts offer a beautiful and practical way to create a lasting addition to your garden. With a bit of planning and creativity, you can craft a pathway that complements your garden's style and provides a welcoming entrance for years to come.

A Popular Choice

The most popular size for a garden path we sell is the 100x100x50mm granite sett, combined with 200x100x50mm used as edging stones. A garden path which is approximately 13 meters long and just over a metre wide, containing 1 crate of 100x100x50mm, edged with half a crate of 200x100x50mm, could cost as little as £476.00 inclusive of VAT.

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