For side garden? Glorious Garden Paths : Create Motion Run bricks, pavers, or other materials in a wavy pattern to create interest and give your pathway a sense of movement as you walk through the landscape.
Creeping Thyme (thymus) in pathway stone pavers in drought tolerant California xeriscape garden with oak trees. Old Hat - I grow creeping red thyme in my garden in the UK. My bunnies love it and it tastes great in chicken jambalaya!