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Tips: Garden fountains and water features

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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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.

Classic garden fountain

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.

Wall mounted water feature

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

Modern Family garden in North London

Earth Designs

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. 

Submerged fountains

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. 

Water features for smaller gardens

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. 

Garden showers

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.  

Want some more garden ideas? Have a look at some great summer ideas or the perfect picnic 

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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