Garden patios | Landscape design

Garden Patios

Introducing a patio in your garden provides a place to entertain or a space to simply sit back, relax and enjoy your outdoor living space.

At Gardens Galore, we create all types of garden patios using a vast choice of materials ranging from natural sandstone, slate, resin bound gravel to a large collection of concrete products.

Sandstone patio with waterfeature

Styling your Garden Patio

Your patio can be built to any shape or size to suit both your lifestyle and your garden space.

  • Make the most of small spaces by creating a compact patio area with a small table and chairs.
  • Split level patio areas are great for defining different areas in your garden.
  • Blend stone with aggregates to bring a mix of textures and colours.
  • Choose materials to compliment your property or create contrast for impact.
  • Where edgings are required to provide restraint for materials, there are a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours to add the finishing touch and complement the style of the patio.

Patios can be further enhanced with raised planters or water features, pergolas or shades, screening and lighting. At Gardens Galore, we can create a bespoke garden patio to suit your home and lifestyle.

Materials for Garden Patios

There are many choices of materials for your patio including natural stone, porcelain, concrete or resin bound gravel. The final choice will depend on how you wish to use the area and the style of the space you wish to create.

Paving is available in a variety of sizes and the laying pattern can alter the feel of the space. A random mix of sizes will provide a more casual feel whereas single sizes or straight lines will create a more contemporary look.

Matching steps and copes where required can create a co-ordinated feel for the surrounding space.

Paving Preparation Specification for Garden Patios

Preparation is key to a long lasting patio and that is why all our paving is laid to exact specification.

All of our paving is laid on geo-textile membrane, a layer of sub base that is made up of compacted type 1 scalpings, then laid on a bed of mortar or a sand and cement mix. The depths of the base vary according to the soil type that it is laid upon, however all cases the minimum depth will be no less than 100 mm.

Natural Stone Paving

With any natural products, there will be slight variations in colour and texture.


Beautiful grey granite paving in a range of shades, has a lightly flamed surface texture which makes it extremely slip resistant.

Indian Sandstone

Garden patio | Indian sandstone

Available in sawn for a smooth elegant feel or riven for a more rustic appearance, Indian sandstone is available in a wide variety of soft shades of cream, brown and grey. There are different grades of sandstone products to choose from depending on the finish required and consistency of colours desired for the finished patio.


Limestone offers an extremely durable paving with a lightly riven, even texture in a choice of brown and grey shades.


Garden Patios | Slate patio

The beautiful, lightly riven surface of high quality slate provides hard wearing and contemporary paving choice. Available in grey or black, slabs can also be used for matching copes or steps


British Yorkstone is available in sawn and rustic finishes in a blue/grey colour with variable sweeping bands of brown.

Other Materials for Garden Patios

Porcelain Paving

Garden patios | Porcelain paving

Available in a wide variety of colours and effects, including metallic, planks and patterned tiles. Porcelain paving is available in a range of sizes and can be used to create a contemporary or industrial feel.

Due to manufacturing process, colour is consistent within batches of paving. It also provides the best non-slip surface and attracts less algae growth due to being non-porous.

Concrete Paving

There are a wide range of concrete paving options to choose from. With effects ranging from more traditional Yorkstone, to contemporary terrazzo, flame treated and rustic old timber, there is a concrete product to complement every property style. Usually a less expensive option than traditional stone, concrete paving can provide the required feel within a realistic budget.

Resin Bound Gravel

Garden patios - Resin bound gravel

Resin bound gravel is becoming an increasingly popular choice for patios. Coloured aggregates are mixed with polyurethane resin to form a permeable surface which allows water to drain naturally through the finished surface. Available in a huge range of colours to suit every taste, resin bound gravel provides a stylish finish to complement any property.

We are delighted with the vibrant, contemporary sandstone pathway and patio that have been installed by the team from Gardens Galore. Light and colourful the choice of sandstone used complements the house stone. From our initial enquiries through planning to completion of the project the team dealt with our questions and advised us professionally. The grounds team were punctual and courteous and the few snagging issues were resolved promptly. Thanks to all.

Short, Perth

Garden design planning | Landscape services

Start A Landscaping Project Together

At Gardens Galore, we have years of experience designing and landscaping beautiful gardens for our clients, and we can work with you to create your ideal garden.

Why not check out our garden services or have a look at our garden projects for further inspiration?

If you have any questions, or would like to start a landscaping project together, please get in touch with our friendly team today.

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