The approach is important. (Not so woodsy for my taste though.) Contemporist.com: http://www.contemporist.com/2012/03/15/mill-valley-cabins-by-feldman-architecture/millvalley_150312_10/ Mills Valley, Small Cabin, Valley Cabin, Summer House, Gardens Paths, Feldman Architecture, Stones Paths, Step Stones, Into The Wood
A cozy wool blanket and a steaming mocha will keep you cozy amidst the snowflakes.
Make a path through the garden. Paths offer visual relief from crowded plantings. More important, they make the garden more welcoming and easier to maintain. Consider who will be walking through the garden and in what kind of shoes. This will help you decide whether to go with a soft surface such as gravel or wood chips, or a firm surface such as concrete. A grass path is an easy alternative where foot traffic is low, but it will require regular mowing.