The question: do I, or do I not, get a fountain or a water feature for my garden? Something that goes through the minds of many and also something that is often never answered! A water based project in the garden does require some planning, yes, but, as we're about to find out, a well implemented one can go a long way and leave one with a very satisfying finish. This will also add an extra element to the natural composition of your garden—water, earth, stone, all you need now if a fire pit and you've got the set- and the sound of running water is both calming and provides a really nice ambience to wherever you are.
Topiary and tidiness may not be your style, but your can't help but admit that a classic garden fountain, like this one, looks pretty stylish and, without question, timeless in both appearance and setting. A piece like this might set you back a penny or two, but, in order to build on your classic garden, a fountain like this could be an option worth thinking about.
Add a feature to your feature garden wall by adding a wall mounted water feature, like this one. If you are carrying out a garden project that involves an installation, like a wall or fixed flowerbed, you could think about hitting two birds with one stone and incorporate a water feature into the design at a comparatively small cost.
Scared about a bulky fountain taking up to much space in your garden? Then think about installing some submerged fountains. Tip: placing submerged fountains on raised ground will help your plant beds receive quite a lot of water. Be careful though, as you don't want to over water them.
If you haven't got so much space to use and you are the owner of a patio or enclosed back yard, then something like this could be a good and cute alternative. At a low cost and with exceptionally eco-friendly qualities, these little gems are available at most garden centres and the pumping system allows a lot of room for creativity; for use in other places.
If you're after a multi-purpose water feature then start having a gander at garden showers. They don't necessarily have to be stand-out and obvious, they can be combined into other areas of the garden. Above, the shower is installed into a raised flowerbed and, when turned off, is quite well concealed.