15 Water Feature Ideas for a Blissed-Out Garden

From sculptural masterpieces to quirky DIY makes and pretty, Italian-style fountains, we show you 15 of the best water features that will transform every style and size of garden


1 This flat, stone structure overflowing with a gentle rhythm of water is simple and soothing for all the senses

flat water feature


2 Who would believe that bog-standard, tin watering cans would make such an eyecatching water feature? This is ‘beautilitarian’ at its very best

tin watering cans Fountain


3 Channel a Zen-like appeal with a spherical water bowl, lights and pebbles. Ommmm….

Zen-like water feature


4 This quirky, furry water feature will add masses of colour, texture and design clout (if you’re brave enough to do something different)

water feature, designed by RHS Chelsea flower winner


5 I love this bold, sculptural rain wall which is like a beautiful piece of modern art for the garden

elegant waterfall sculpture


6 Upcycling just took on a whole new meaning with this grand piano turned water feature. Tinkling the ivories just transformed into trickling the ivories…

Piano garden waterfall


7 A spectacular centrepiece, this fabulous fusion of fire and water will have guests wowed morning, noon and night

fire and water fountain


8 Mixing weathered wooden barrels, terracotta pots and tin urns brings a profusion of colourful petals to life. And the rustic stove-top kettle injects just the right dash of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ humour

colourful rustic kettle fountain


9 Wash away the day’s stresses and strains with this built-in wooden bench and water feature which will make you feel like you’re floating on water

Garden pond


10 A pretty and traditional Italian-style waterfall feature will whisk you away to beautiful Rome in seconds (even if you’re smack bang in the middle of an urban sprawl!)

traditional Italian-style waterfall feature


11 Instil a magical vibe in your garden with a serene mix of sun, glass and water. The  is perfectly lit up by the sun’s summer rays for a gentle, blissed-out ambience

The glass orb fountain


12 I love this rustic DIY heart carved from a rough and ready stone. It will fill naturally with raindrops for a low-key water feature with serious heart and soul

heart water feature


13 It is the backdrop of long spiky foliage and sprinkling of autumnal red and gold leaves that makes this rough-and-ready water feature so captivating

beautiful water feature


14 Neon pink lighting and a waterfall table conjures up Clubland in the garden in seconds. Get your dancing shoes out, it’s time to DISCO

Neon pink lighting and a waterfall table


15 If you prefer something a tad more traditional, plump for elegant Grecian statues and a water trough and let the garden party commence…

traditional garden water fountain



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