Paving, Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai

 
Paving, Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai
Paving, Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai
Paving, Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai
Paving, Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai
Paving, Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai
Paving, Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai

A wide variety of paving methods are deployed at Yu Yuan Gardens; tiles on edge, cobbles, geometric and rough stone are set out in numerous patterns to provide character and delineate spaces.

The range of methods includes creating fields of the same material, patterned fields and decorative inlay elements. Typically the threshold through a wall will separate methods of laying out a space however within a walled garden space the ground may be subdivided by a change in orientation or pattern.