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Goal-minded path
Photo by Chris Leschinsky; written by Kathleen N. Brenzel

Goal-minded path

Every path needs a destination, whether it’s a garden shed, a tree-shaded seat, or a patio with a vista. Here, a bench is positioned to take in the view of a coastal estuary. If your path ends at a fence, set a colorful solid gate in front to suggest that the journey might continue. If the path leads through an arching grape arbor, put a glazed urn or birdbath at the far end.

Design: Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture, Los Osos, CA (jgsdesigns.com)

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