The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Planning and Environmental Impact Design: from EIA to EID
Chapter: Chapter 4 Public open space POS

Purpleways as greenways

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Exotic greenways 

Purpleways are rare and exotic. They attract visitors, as do redways, but the blueness is a sign of sublimity. Luxury shopping streets and arcades in great cities are purple, as are tracks through ancient woods and rocky clefts. Relative darkness helps to make a place purple, as in a natural gorge or a dark street.