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Waterfalls Used in Garden Design

Updated on July 1, 2012
This waterfall photo was taken in the Climatron at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens.
This waterfall photo was taken in the Climatron at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens. | Source
Hakone Gardens in Saratoga California
Hakone Gardens in Saratoga California | Source

Photos of Little Waterfalls in Gardens

Photo Gallery of Waterfalls Used in Gardening

There is just something so lovely and refreshing about a waterfall set in a garden setting. There is something that just delights the senses, sight, sound, even touch so often if you are close enough to get some of the mist on you! Especially on a hot day, there is a true sense of refreshment that comes from these beautiful little falls.

The second photo isn't mine, but has been shared with the public and is from Hakone Gardens in Saratoga California. California has so many nice falls, and I have barely scratched the surface here. These photos may help in ideas for those wishing to make a small waterfall a part of their own garden designs one day. I would be doing great to just have a little pond! Having a little waterfall in the garden would sure be a treat.

For me, photos and places like this help in "unwinding" after a stressful day or week. I used to live near a very tall waterfall in Northeast Georgia. I was literally drawn to the water and the falls there in particular. While there isn't any chance of me having a falls like that in my backyard, these others aren't completely out of the question for gardeners, as some of these are even inside conservatories.

It would take some money likely and hard work, but image the long term enjoyment it would bring! How great to entertain as well, have a get together, party or barbeque and enjoy time with friends or family on a holiday weekend, for example. I would love that!

We are considering taking out our above ground pool in the near future, which came with out house. This would be a great replacement feature to add to the garden I am thinking! So, ideas like these may help to inspire us to other ideas perhaps, who knows!

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Waterfall through the trees.
Waterfall through the trees. | Source

I like to see little waterfalls in tropical gardens

Taken in a tropical conservatory.
Taken in a tropical conservatory. | Source

In a Chinese Garden

This little waterfall photo was taken in a Chinese Garden.
This little waterfall photo was taken in a Chinese Garden. | Source

Garden Waterfall Poll

Do you have a garden waterfall of your own, or have you ever wished you could?

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Phoenix, thank you very much! I am glad you liked the photos of little waterfalls. As for the sounds of waterfalls, that is one of my favorite things about them!

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Tilson, so glad you found the photos interesting, and I think your waterfall sounds wonderful. I am sure it is a joy and relaxing, and those are things we all need more of in our lives.

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      7 years ago from USA

      Excellent photos once again! The photos make it surrealistic that I can almost hear the waterfalls.

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      Mary Craig 

      7 years ago from New York

      Beautiful! The photos are both stimulating and relaxing at the same time . The very small running water we call a waterfall in our backyard is a source of joy and relaxation.

      Voted this lovely hub up and interesting.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Cat, thank you so much, I am glad you liked the pictures! Here in the Midwest USA, we are having a super hot day, so any images that can help me cool down are welcome. I am happy that you felt cooled off and calmer after viewing them!

      Have a wonderful rest of the week and thank you for the comment.

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      Catherine Tally 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hi oceansunsets.

      Beautiful images! Just looking at these lovely waterfalls cools me off and makes me calmer. Thank you :)

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Cris, thank you! I can imagine that maintaining a waterfall could be some work. I also love rock gardens of all kinds, and love even more that they are lower maintenance! I saw so many neat ones in Arizona, and they are pretty appealing in many ways. Thank you for the comment.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Remaniki, I hope that your wish for a garden waterfall is realized within the next few years. That would be wonderful! I am so happy to share the examples I found here. Thank you for the comment.

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      7 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      This is beautiful. We used to have a mini-water fall in our garden but didn't quite maintain it. So, we have to take it down. We've transformed our garden instead into a rather low maintenance design-rock garden. Love your photos and I enjoyed reading your hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rema T V 

      7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi oceansunsets,

      All my life I have wished for a garden waterfall but sadly it has never materialized. I will definitely get one within the next 2 years when we plan to move out of the current apartment. Lovely to see the water flowing through the garden. Thank you. Sharing it across. Cheers, Rema.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Deborah, so would I! A waterfall would be so lovely. Thank you for your comment and vote, I really appreciate it.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      7 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow.. I WOULD love to have a waterfall in my garden.. and this is beautiful..

      voted up



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