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Gravel colour help! (with photo of our garden for context)

edited July 2022 in Garden design

I was wondering if anyone knew what colours the gravel is in each of these photos? I’ve been trying to colour match with online shops but finding it a bit hard!

Or if anyone can suggest a good colour… I’m looking for something not too orange, not too grey and not too bright. 

As far as I can tell maybe a hazel or golden but some look too orange. 

Suggestions for best sites / shops as well would be wonderful! Hoping to order and get our Victorian terrace gravel garden sorted at long last.

I’ve also added a photo for an idea of where the gravel is going - it will go down either side of the brick path.

Thanks in advance!


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,915
    Cotswold Cream Buff chippings? (the smaller size is easier on the feet as I've found out!)

    All gravel is very bright when first put down as it's clean, but it mellows once it starts to get a bit weathered and dirty.

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  • LynLyn Posts: 22,859
    If you go to your local builders merchants they usually have samples laid out.
    B&Q have a range and some garden centres. 
    Builders will be the cheapest. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,400
    I think the first pic is probably South Cerney Gravel. Similar colour to Cotswold buff chippings, but a tad lighter/more neutral, and softer/more rounded. 
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