Ah, the allure of a path billowy with flowers, plumes, foliage, herbs, and groundcovers that have made their way from adjacent beds over edging and across pavers. Navigating it requires a slower footfall and much meandering. Hands brush over lavenders and ornamental grasses. It’s straight out of the English garden playbook. But how to get this look without ending up with a border that looks like you’ve forgotten to tend it? The trick is to design so that it’s soft and undulating, but also with just the right amount of structure. Here are some of the best ideas we’ve seen for pathways that feel natural.