Water Worlds

Water, water everywhere (ponds, waterfalls, fountains)—and suddenly, your garden design takes on a whole new dynamic energy.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Calming Pool

By establishing a pond or aquascape in a landscape design, a natural, relaxing, and scenic feature can be enjoyed by family and friends. This contemporary example includes artistic sculptures as a unique feature of the pool.

Cube of Color

An alternative to a full fledged pond is a pondless feature. It is simple and provides a calming sight and sound. This contemporary water feature is a visual focal point in the garden.

Mexican Mood

A fountain adds an element of cool and calm to an area, bringing the soothing sound of trickling water into the space. Traditional Mexican backyards emphasize lush plants, water features and beautiful lighting, encouraging people to linger.

Natural Effects

A reflecting pool adds a zen like feel to a landscaping design. Adding shrubs and tall grasses around a water feature creates the illusion of height and gives it a calming, naturalistic look.

Stream of Steps

This unique water feature creates a serene backyard stream that falls gently down a series of shallow natural stone steps. The water trickles down, welcoming tons of thirsty birds and butterflies, and collects in a little pool.

Falling Water Brings Calming Effect

Bring the calming effects of water to an outdoor living space with the installation of a waterfall and pond. It will quickly become a focal point in any landscape design, while creating a private escape.

Reflecting Canal

The canal leads the eye down the center of the garden to an arbor hung with flowers. A blue border that flanks the water forms a cool contrast to the fiery beds opposite. Vertical accents of yew create dramatic focal points.

The Vortex

By establishing a pond or aquascape in a landscape design, a natural, relaxing and scenic feature can be enjoyed while offering valuable habitat for wildlife. This contemporary example includes a vortex for a unique pool feature.