More to explore:
Like the stonework and pavers...grass accents are great too
Abbey House, Malmesbury, Wiltshire. The Saxon Arch with path leading through to the Main House. Yew and boxwood topiary.
This path relies on elements close to the ground and overhead to create a sense of discovery. -- Two streamlined metal arbors form an archway over the path, drawing the eye forward.
Nature study ... formal garden 'rooms' characterise Cloudehill Gardens.
I'd like to have a trellis for my beans to grow up that make a tunnel! They did it on their own one year because my paths were too close together! It would create shade while we were picking!
The Sunken Garden at the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, N.C., by J. Barrineau.