This is one of my favorite additions to a garden, done correctly it gives an amazing feeling of a garden taking root in merging natural stone rising up from the ground, to walk on, to be admired. It gives strength and quality to gardens as stone walling does. There are many styles, but basically it is random pieces of slate put together in a jigsaw pattern forming the crazy style. We the creators have to find pieces that can be closely placed together without having to trim much from each stone. It can be laid with joints filled with a soft grass or ground cover or the more popular is it has cement joints, we prefer to take a little extra time and cut the mortar just below the slate to make the stone stand out more.
Stone entrances can be built from any stone, some are preferred to be on a grand style, others more of just wanting to make a special feature and keep it simple. Pillars can be built on there own, or incorporated with walling. Even just old style (timeless) stone fencing can give your place that special effect.