The Perfect Place for a Pond

A tranquil pond can be the finishing touch of a good design — and even better when it fits seamlessly with the style and tone of the landscape. These beautiful ponds are imbued with a sense of place.

  • Bridge Over Backyard Pond

    Garden Getaway

    A pond provides the perfect transition zone to a destination getaway in this backyard: the bridge leads to a inviting gazebo. Posted by RMS user helawrence13

  • outdoor kitchen surrounded by ornamental pond

    A Griller's Paradise

    A tranquil pond flanks this outdoor kitchen and makes the idea of cooking outdoors even more appealing. The tee arbor defines the edge of the space and frames the cutting garden beyond. Design by Dan Berger

  • backyard river rock water feature

    Rustic Retreat

    Designing a waterfall and pond for this sloping wooded area required a relaxed style to fit the setting. The result: a beautiful retreat with a timeless quality. Design by Dan Berger

  • whimsical backyard landscaping

    Fantasy Play Area

    This winsome playhouse and pergola are set off by a pond and bridge. Design by Steve Appolloni

  • renovation results in backyard paradise

    New Life for Concrete Slab

    Landscape designer Stephanie Barton converted this former carport into a colorful outdoor space without making a trip to the landfill. The existing concrete slab was sliced into strips, then stacked to form a corner bench and raised koi pond.

  • Steel Trough Water Fountain

    Watering Trough

    A Texas-style landscape needs at least one galvanized steel trough. This trough was converted into a water feature. Find out how you can create a water garden in a favorite container. Design by Katrina Leonidov Fairchild

  • Capturing the Tropics

    Landscape designer Jamie Durie turned this courtyard into a Bali-inspired infinity-edge pond. Stepping stones cross the tranquil pool, and a hand-carved marble water lily completes the look. Browse more beautiful ponds.

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  • Stream on In

    Waterfront Seating

    A gentle stream empties into a pond by the deck. Posted by RMSer dan4548

  • Backyard Pond with Waterfall

    Pergola With a View

    This picturesque garden pond and waterfall provide ambiance for an outdoor room. Says RMSer Chalie B, \"I needed a pond but I think I went a little nuts.\"

  • Gazebo at the End of Pond Bridge

    The Destination

    RMS user helawrence13 says this the perfect spot for a backyard retreat.

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