Great way to use old sleepers: intersperse with stones for a contemporary and fabulous looking pathway . . .

Take the {repurposed} Path Less Traveled

DIY: Reclaimed Wood and Rock Patio.Driveway of my house c railroad ties and mosaic as walkways to tie together! My house!

Teepee playhouse

Willow branch structure -'Christchurch (NZ) Rudolf Steiner school made one of these in the kid area

photo of split-level garden and decking railway sleepers raised borders

photo of split level split-level robert james landscapes garden with steps and decking decking area railway sleepers raised borders - Great Yard Ideas

DIY Raised Bed Garden Tutorial using 4-ft pretreated landscaping timbers (which the author says only cost 79 cents apiece!)

DIY Raised Bed Garden Tutorial using pretreated landscaping timbers (which the author says only cost 79 cents apiece!this is how we built our garden sincee our soil is that nappy clay crap.

Create soft meandering pathways instead of those that follow a straight, structured line. Many paving materials work in cottage gardens, including wood chips, stone, old bricks, and flagstone.

The Elements of Cottage Garden Design

Using the rocks in our backyard - so far, its looking great! Slow going, but totally worth it. I'm using up all the rock that we've unearthed while landscaping. A free, natural looking path!

Lee's imaginative railway sleepers

Upright railway sleeper garden bed For 1810 retainer walls on sides? Could easily make it taper to ground slope.

Garden with height differences, sloped garden

I love layering raised beds. Gives so much more interested than a single square or rectangular bed would. - New Sensations Garden

cottage garden

"Small lush cottage garden" The walkway would look beautiful with mason jars with candles in the evening hours. I love the wild flower look. Easy maintenance and glorious beauty.