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Ponds in Gardens and Parks - A Photo Gallery
Pond with ducks in Japanese Garden
Ponds in Gardens and Parks
Ponds add so much to gardens and parks. I love bodies of water from an ocean to even smaller ponds. Ponds can be a great way to add a lot of beauty to a garden setting, and even help wildlife like ducks, turtles, birds, frogs, butterflies and more.
This is a gallery of photos that I have captured with the camera of different garden settings where there is a pond. Whether large or small, I really think each of these ponds adds a lot to the garden that they are in.
Photo 1 - Here you can see a garden "island" withing a garden pond. I love how the ducks are enjoying the pond, and how much it adds to the greater garden setting.
Photos 2 & 7 - These are both very small ponds in more of a woodland garden setting. I love the rocks, and curving path the most here. There is a little bubbling movement over rocks in one area where the pond is "fed" by another water source.
Photo 3 - This is a nice pond with stones around its edge. Its not my favorite way to edge a pond, but it has definite benefits. I have seen ducks come to this pond often. My favorite part is the little bench that I have seen people often enjoying too.
Photos 4 & 6 - These are larger ponds where people come to fish, and it has just a real natural setting around it. They remind me of ponds I have seen out in the country.
Photo 5 - I love the reflection in this pond. Having little bridges are nice too, an aspect I especially love.
Photo 8 & 9 - Both of these are at completely different edges of a very large pond in a Japanese Garden. They are both joined only by a smaller bridge in one narrow part. I love the varying leaves of trees shown here. There are many beautiful koi fish that people feed too here.
Photo 10 - This pond is in a Chinese Garden, that has a wonderful water garden. I love the ducks that you can see swimming here, along with the big rocks and growing water garden. There is a little bubbling brook that feeds this pond which is located mostly in a shaded setting.
Photo 11 - This is a more formal pond garden setting. The pond nearest in the photo, is a large perfectly rectangle pond. Then, you have a large round pond with lots of lily pads growing there. They didn't have the water lilies growing yet but they are soon to follow. After the big round pond is one more large rectangle pond closer to the round Climatron in the distance. All three have beautiful, artistic statues of different kinds. I have seen them work in these ponds with the water lilies before, and its been interesting to see how they are grown there.
Photo 12 - In a large round decorative pond with Dale Chihuly art, you can see how different the ponds can be from one another. In this pond are some examples of huge water lily pads, the largest ones I have ever seen, in fact. The big glass bulbs are made by Dale Chihuly and part of the Missouri Botanical Garden even now.
** The next step for our family is to perhaps to our own little garden in the backyard one day. I have seen others do this in the front or the back, and its such a lovely touch. If you can ever watch the how Backyard Habitat, you can see just how many great reasons besides the obvious there are, for having a pond.