Throughout history water has been used in gardens all over the world. Its movement and gentle sounds long known to calm and sooth as well as providing interest. Not everyone has the garden for a Trevi fountain or this lovely water feature from the gardens at East Ruston Old Vicarage, Norfolk.

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So how do you bring water features into a small garden. Firstly there are several different styles of feature available and its important to make sure it sits well in the rest of the garden otherwise it will likely feel out of place. In small gardens its even more important to make sure everything that goes in fits well into the scheme or it can start to feel cluttered.

That doesn’t mean you cant have a comtemporay feature in a cottage garden as sometimes this juxtapose actually works very well. As long as the materials and colour feel right.

If your going to choose a wildlife pond it can attract an abundance of wildlife even if its only a meter across as long as the depth is right and you provide access in and out.

A raised pond can also provide a habitat for dragonfly’s and water insects so using sleepers or a rigid liner encased in stacked stone would make a lovely feature. If you make it only 50cm above ground and the rest below ground you can also sit comfortably on the edge.

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Raised water feature

Water feature bowls can fit well into most garden styles, the finish will help it to blend well. These make a simple statement and can either have moving water or still both are equally beautiful standing on a patio or placed amongst planting. I can source these water bowls from  for your garden design.

These pictured below and corton steel and steel both long lasting finishes that will look beautiful in years to come.



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If your looking for something a little more modern urban feeling then what about a water table to adorn your decking. Perfect for sitting next to on a summers evening with your glass of wine in hand. These have an internal pump and scratch resistant powder coating that can come in a large range of colours.

Based just outside of Norwich we are ideally situated to serve clients in Norfolk and Suffolk.