Just Add Water: Garden Water Features

Be it a serene pond or a bubbling waterfall, water can bring light and life to even the smallest of spaces. Here, fresh ideas to jumpstart your garden planning.

From: DK Books - Small Garden

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Stepping Slabs Appear to Float Across Pond

Stepping stones in this pond appear to float, but are actually expertly constructed on plinths. Water plants complete the design.

Sound of Falling Water Soothes Restricted Space

Falling water in a restricted garden design can offer a comforting sound, plus it makes an interesting focal point.

Reflecting Pond

A dark garden spot is brightened with a small reflecting pond. Bold foliage plants complete the garden boundaries.

Garden Hydrangea Peeks Through Curtain of Water

A curtain of falling water from an over head water feature complements the cool white hydrangeas that are blooming just beyond the falls.

Water Lilies Soften Squared Edged Pond

Surrounding grasses and water lilies help to soften the square edges of this traditional lily pond. Clipped boxwood topiaries add to the formal look.

Multi Level Water Feature Creates Visual Interest

Visual interest and a pleasing sound are two reasons to include a multi level water feature in a garden design.

Hot Tub Fits Into Small Garden Design

This hot tub fits its small rustic space with redwood timbers that line the outside of the tub, plus the wildflower perennial plantings surrounding it.

Exotic Foliage Used Around Small Backyard Pond

Exotic foliage surrounds the edges of this small backyard pond.

Glass Aqueduct Delivers Water Pool to Pool

A glass rill in this water feature acts like an aqueduct bringing water from a higher pool to one located below it.

Brimming Disc Pool Attracts Wildlife to Garden

Brimming disc pool adds reflection to the garden and attracts wildlife, including birds that will enjoy a drink and bath.