Water gardens make the most of an aquatic setting to create a stunning garden feature in which you can relax and be wowed. They are popular all over the world and have been used for decades in garden design. No matter how big or small your back yard is, it is possible to introduce a water feature to suit your space and budget, so that you can relax beside a tranquil water garden at the end of a stressful day. To give you some ideas, here are four most inspiring water gardens.
The best pond water gardens resemble a natural pond habitat, to the extent that they seem to the outsider that they seem to have always been part of the surrounding environment. Ponds are available in different sizes and shapes to compliment your garden space. Introduce rock and aquatic plants, both in the water and around the water’s edge, to give your pond the feel of having been established for some time. A water filter is an essential tool for your pond, to ensure that the water is kept clean and prevented from stagnating. Visit water-garden.co.uk for more information about installing a pond in your garden.
A fountain makes a stunning centerpiece, with some of the most memorable and eye-catching water gardens around the world incorporating fountains into their design; for example, the stunning fountains at Villa D’Este in Tivoli, Italy. However, impactful fountains are not only for grand design homes, and you can introduce one to your own garden, albeit on a more modest scale. Look for a fountain that compliments the vibe of your garden. For example, you could go for a fountain with a classic tiered design, or one with a more contemporary look.
3. Garden bowls
Using garden bowls to create a waterfall is a great way of introducing a water garden into a yard with minimal space and budget, and are an attractive alternative to an in-ground water feature. You can get garden bowls that have already been set up as cascading fountains; or, if you are handy with DIY, you can have a go at creating your own. Look for bowls that complement each other and the overall style of your garden, such rustic bowls for a cottage garden feel. Make sure that you install a pump to keep the water flowing through your garden bowl water feature.
4. Koi pond
Koi ponds are an essential part of any Zen garden, and you will love relaxing by its edge watching the flashes of bright fishes going past. However, with the introduction of fish comes additional considerations to ensure that your pond is a healthy environment in which your koi can thrive. Koi need a lot of space, so make sure that your pond is large enough to house them comfortably.
You will also need a proper water filtration system, including biological and mechanical filters, to ensure that the pond water is safe for your fish. As well as green fingers, now you’re all set to develop blue fingers.