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18 snazzy modern water features for your garden

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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When it comes to adding pizzazz and style to your garden, nothing quite manages like a snazzy water feature! 

Landscape architects have long adhered to this rule of thumb and now you can too, as we're going to show you some of the most amazing modern incarnations. Get old-fashioned stone fountains out of your head as we're aiming for the contemporary gardening vibe today.

Let's take a look!

1. Effortlessly simple and meeting with a crystal clear pool. What a dream!

2. Mini fountains look amazing, especially near a home entrance. What a lovely first impression

3. You don't have to go huge to make a big impact. This simple babbling cube design is tres chic

4. Small and perfectly formed, the pebble catch tray is divine

5. A waterfall for your home? Now, that's an impactful addition

6. Being so wonderfully understated, blink and you could miss this water feature

7. Making your modern water feature more interactive with a path is a fantastic idea

8. Waterfall to catch pool to lovely swimming pool… this luxury feature really is a spectacle

9. Small but beautiful, this fountain is personal and gorgeous

10. If you've got the space for a big water display, we do love these geyser-inspired fountains

11. A wall-mounted waterfall feature is a small and simple way to give your garden extra oomph

12. Don't you just love how eye-catching and tactile this smooth globe fountain is?

13. The contrast of dark grey slate to bright white pebbles elegantly highlights the water's journey

14. Modern art really has a role in a contemporary garden, so how about combining some with a water feature?

15. Contemporary materials make this small and (on the face of it), almost traditional-looking fountain embrace a more modern style

16. Experimenting with materials for a modern fountain seems like a great idea, especially if you can get results like this blown glass masterpiece!

17. Water is naturally calming so it makes sense to have a stunning feature in a Zen garden. The lighting here makes it really pop

18. Simple yet massively impressive, a single large fountain in a natural body of water will never fail to leave observers in awe. Now, how do we dig a lake?

For more garden feature inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 14 Head-Turning Garden Features You Can Build Yourself.

What style water feature would suit your garden?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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