10 Refreshing Container Water Features

If you're looking to liven up your garden, consider adding a container water feature. Get inspired by these fountains, ponds and water gardens that truly make a splash.

  • Outdoor Space With Water Feature

    Old Meets New

    A water feature made from an antique stone urn adds a traditional touch to this contemporary outdoor space. Water spills softly over the edges of the urn onto a bed on Mexican beach pebbles, producing soothing white noise for relaxation. Design by Chad Robert.

  • backyard koi fish pond adds to asian feel

    Koi Pond Conversion

    For this Asian-inspired garden, designer Pamela Berstler renovated an old water feature, transforming it into a koi pond complete with custom-built ipe wood benches.

  • Pond in a Pot

    Perfect for small yards and patios, container water gardens are attractive and easy to maintain. As long as you keep adding fresh water, small pots filled with water plants take care of themselves most of the time.

  • Orange Water Feature

    Think Bold

    Don't be afraid of color when choosing a water feature. A bubbler in a bright orange hue makes an eye-catching focal point for this backyard. Design by Rate My Space user jbmacf1.

  • Bamboo Outdoor Water Faucet

    Bamboo Beauty

    Rate My Space user bambootropics created this water feature with a recirculating pump and an underground reservoir. The bamboo spout blends in with the surrounding greenery, while the blue container pops against the backdrop.

  • Lily Pond with Flowers and Ornamental Grasses

    Beneficial Plants

    Not only do water lilies add serene beauty to this above-ground pond, but they also help moderate water temperature and hinder excessive growth of algae.

  • Iron Pump Koi Pond

    Creative Recycling

    Rate My Space user On_the_east_twin made this charming, one-of-a-kind fountain using a cast-iron scalding pot, cauldron and hand pump. The falling water conceals the tube and wire for the submersible pump that's in the largest pot. Stones and ceramic koi add the perfect finishing touch.

  • Water Fountain

    Thrifty Fountain

    Rate My Space user AussieAngel created this DIY water feature on a tight budget, purchasing only a solar water pump. Surrounding stones and flowers make it an attractive part of the landscaping.

  • serene bubbling water fountain

    Soothing Sounds

    A gently bubbling water fountain is a tranquil addition to this meditation garden. Design by Patricia Wagner.

  • Pottery Water Feature

    Easy Yet Elegant

    Rate My Space user blondegardener made this water feature by placing a concrete pot on a raised platform in the center of a simple round pond.

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