Various garden styles such as Alpine, Arid, Zen, and Mediterranean can sometimes be referred to as gravel gardens. When creating a gravel garden design it is important to consider the use of a mixture of different sizes, colours and textures of gravel to create a very natural and interesting area.
The use of planting or structures within the design of a gravel garden can also be important as they provide a way of breaking up the expanse of the gravel and can add colour and height to the area. Choosing the right type of plants and a few carefully positioned rocks can provide the appearance that the garden has existed for years. Alternatively gravel can be incorporated into a prairie or herbaceous style garden to create a soft meandering path guiding visitors through.