22 Dec 2016

Inspiration for those considering a water feature for their external space

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Here, we offer advice and inspiration to those of you who might like to consider a water feature or fountain as part of your exterior landscaping.

With your home now complete, it's time to focus on the aspects that will make your living space even more enjoyable. Often it's the exterior landscaping that is the last thing to be considered, but with an endless amount of possibilities, designing your garden can be really fun.

Featuring winding pathways and ponds through to pergolas and garden rooms, your garden is an extension of your home and a place to sit back and relax with family and friends. What could be more relaxing than the sound of trickling water or the sight of birds sipping from your water fountain?

There are a range of products on the market to suit a variety of garden styles and tastes. You may prefer the ornate, weathered copper effect or you may favour a more contemporary structure in glass or porcelain. If you don't have the time or inclination to maintain a large water garden, such as a pond, you could settle on something small such as a water bowl or rain chain. Not only do they add a visual point to your garden, but they also demand less attention and require low water flow.

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Water bowls

Introducing a water feature into an environment instantly creates an atmosphere of calm. Water is fundamental to us, its sound, the way the light plays over its liquid surface, and its continuous, fluid movement engage our senses and put us at ease. Solus' concrete water bowls are clean, contemporary designs that reference familiar forms and celebrate the relationship between water, polished metal and concrete. They are designed to be suitable to a broad spectrum of aesthetic environments and to fulfil a range of functions. From creating contemplative environments to providing visual focal points and functional watercourse solutions, these water bowls will add beauty and substance to your project.

www.solusdecor.co.uk

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Bird baths

Garden bird populations are declining at an alarming rate. In the past 40 years, more than 60% of house sparrows have disappeared, particularly in large cities. You can help by putting out food and water, to help the remaining birds thrive as best they can. Wild birds need a constant supply of fresh water to drink, bathe and play in all year round, and you can easily provide that with a bird bath. Primrose's bird baths are perfect for supplying drinking and bathing water to your wild birds.

www.primrose.co.uk

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Garden fountains

Water features add interest to a garden or landscape, whether traditional, classical or contemporary. Centrepiece garden fountains and pool surrounds, such as those from Haddonstone, make beautiful water features in a courtyard. Fountain surrounds can be used with cast stone wall fountains. Self-circulating fountains and freestanding water features in traditional classical and contemporary designs and styles can be used to enhance a courtyard, garden room or conservatory.

www.haddonstone.com

Look Book: Water Features

If you're looking to bring paradise into your garden, why not add some calm and serenity with these wonderful water features.

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