From small decorative elements to wild ponds to natural swimming pools, there are many ways to design a water garden in your outdoor area.
You might like a large fountain as a focal point in a formal garden; an added sensory dimension to enjoy while dining al fresco; a hidden oasis of calm or a stream meandering through a rock garden – there are so many options to choose from.
Attracting wildlife to the garden is certainly a consideration and will not only determine the location of your water garden but also easy access for your little visitors. As with all water feature ideas, the first decision is where to position it. This can then dictate the options open to you in terms of what works with the rest of your backyard area.