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18 snazzy modern water features for your garden

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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!

 Garden by Hoveniersbedrijf Guy Wolfs
Hoveniersbedrijf Guy Wolfs

Patiogarden with steel pond and water feature

Hoveniersbedrijf Guy Wolfs

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

Knightsbridge Roof Terrace - Aralia Garden Design:  Commercial Spaces by Aralia

Knightsbridge Roof Terrace—Aralia Garden Design


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

 Garden by Hesselbach GmbH
Hesselbach GmbH

Blick auf den gesamten Wasserlauf

Hesselbach GmbH

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

Modern Family garden in North London:  Garden by Earth Designs
Earth Designs

Modern Family garden in North London

Earth Designs

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

Serene Gravel Garden:  Garden by Cornus Garden Design
Cornus Garden Design

Serene Gravel Garden

Cornus Garden Design

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!

 Garden by homify

Blue Flower Fountain


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?

Decorative Dancing Floating Fountain:  Garden by Water Garden Ltd
Water Garden Ltd

Decorative Dancing Floating Fountain

Water Garden Ltd

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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