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Water Feature Ideas for the Garden

Updated on February 27, 2014

Making Your Garden A Special Place

Nothing makes a garden more special and inviting than adding a water feature. These fascinating pieces make it easy to spend time in the garden since they add some visual artistry and soothing sounds.

There are many different types of water features. There are the traditional bird baths to arrangements made of stone or resin. I like the cascading water features as they have a wonderful sound and can be added anywhere in the garden.

If you have a small garden or only a patio or deck, you can still have a water feature as they come in all different sizes. There are even water features that are solar powered so you can place them anywhere you want in your garden.

Water features have been part of garden for centuries. Just take a look at the Gardens of Versailles in France which has many, many water features. This beautiful garden was started in the 1660's by King Louis the 14th. With over 800 acres this garden is the setting for many water features including the Grand Canal which is almost one mile long.

Now you don't have to have such an extravagant garden in order to have a water feature. You can keep it simple with a small water fountain or even a bird bath.

If you don't want to have a water feature then there are plenty of art pieces or statues that you can add to your garden instead. Whatever garden feature you choose will make your yard the perfect place to hang out and enjoy anytime of the year.

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Boy and Girl Reading on a Bench

Smart Solar 20326R01 Umbrella Series Solar Fountain, Boy and Girl Reading on a Bench, Aged Bronze Finish, Utilizes Smart Solar Dual Solar Panel Technology
Smart Solar 20326R01 Umbrella Series Solar Fountain, Boy and Girl Reading on a Bench, Aged Bronze Finish, Utilizes Smart Solar Dual Solar Panel Technology

This fun and whimsical solar fountain uses low maintenance resin construction. Easy to maintain as you just simply drain the fountain, wipe it down, rinse and refill! The fountain utilizes Smart Solar dual solar panel technology so it will operate well in direct sunlight. It also has an aged bronze finish. The perfect feature for any garden!

 

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Fountain Birdbath-style Bubbler

Outdoor Fountain Birdbath-style Bubbler Complete W/16" Bubbler Rock 2'x2', 12-gallon Base/reservoir, Pump & Hose
Outdoor Fountain Birdbath-style Bubbler Complete W/16" Bubbler Rock 2'x2', 12-gallon Base/reservoir, Pump & Hose

The Birdbath-style Bubbler kit includes a realistic looking concrete "faux" bubbler that has been molded to look like natural stone without the weight of natural stone! The bowl on the top of the rock holds about an inch of water which then gently cascades over the sides and back into a hidden water reservoir.

 

Stone Sphere Garden Terrace Fountain

Campania International FT-159-AL M-Series Sphere Fountain, Aged Limestone Finish
Campania International FT-159-AL M-Series Sphere Fountain, Aged Limestone Finish

Add interest to your garden with this lovely garden fountain. It features a spherical design that provides to joyful sound of running water. It is made of cast stone making it durable and will look great on a patio or in the garden.

 

Bird Bath Fountain

Bjorn Bird Bath Fountain
Bjorn Bird Bath Fountain

This Asian inspired bird bath/fountain will make a perfect addition to any garden. Since the water flows into the base and then recirculates, no pump is necessary. Hand crafted of weather resistant cast stone concrete and comes in several finishes such as natural, aged limestone and English moss!

 

Balcony Deck Pond

Algreen 35002 Hampton Urban Balcony Deck Pond with 500GPH Pump
Algreen 35002 Hampton Urban Balcony Deck Pond with 500GPH Pump

If you have a small deck or balcony and want a water feature then this one is for you! It will easily tuck away in the corner of your deck but offers everything you could hope for in a water feature.

 

Natural Stone Fountain

Aqua Rock's Bluestone Flag Stack Fountain - The Aqua Rock Fountain Kit integrates seamlessly with any landscape or garden.

Aqua Rock TSFS Fountain Kit, Tan Sandstone Flag Stack
Aqua Rock TSFS Fountain Kit, Tan Sandstone Flag Stack

This rock fountain kit will integrate seamlessly in any garden. Easy to install you can have a lovely little fountain in about 30 minutes. It has a two to three inch water spout coming up through the rocks. This fountain provides a lovely and tranquil bubbling sound.

 

Water Features for a Beautiful Yard

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Do You Have a Garden Water Feature in Your Yard? - If so, what kind do you have?

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      Yes, I have a man made pond and a stone fountain, I love water in the garden