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An allée is a pastoral walkway through evenly planted trees. Tree-lined driveways and garden paths are allées that attract travelers into their destination in style. (The word “allée” is French for “way.”) Traversing an allée strengthens the impression that you has came.


A true allée has opposing trees planted to make visual symmetry, like this formal drive.

Randy Thueme Design Inc. – Landscape Architecture

A rustic garden path forms an allée with a grove of birch trees leading to a low garden wall.

Solaris Inc..

This allée, a brick path through saplings, arrives in a round patio.

Wagner Hodgson

This allée involving buildings is playful with rusted steel ball sculptures set on gravel.

Arterra Landscape Architects

Even though an allée consistently has opposing trees, the trail can be formal or informal in appearance. This allée has decomposed granite to the walkway, which is a natural-looking option.

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