Path and steps - I like this idea for an entry to the front door. with a raised planter that recesses to the yard which I would level off completely with the sidewalk. Might work since house is French looking. Lots of work!
A Westerner who isn’t a gardener created a Western garden. That’s the short version behind these awe-inspiring “trees” made from rebar and filled with bougainvillea in the Central Garden at L.’s Getty Center.