WATERFEATURES...WHAT'S NEW...

Here's some of our, NATURAL STREAMS, WATERFALLS and their PONDS. BABBLING BROOKS, GENTLE WATERFALLS or POWERFUL CASCADES, with NATURALISTIC AQUATIC and BOG PLANTING...

Part Two...


Chipping Camden in the Cotswolds.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW WE HIDE THE LINER AND FINISH THE EDGES, LARGE OR SMALL OUR METHODS ARE THE SAME...

Created in what was just a lawn! We also landscape the features into the garden and undertake all of the planting outside of the water if necessary.

And with experience from doing 13 Chelsea Flower Show gardens and with numerous Royal Horticultural Society awards for Design, Construction and Planting...you can be assured of a great result!



Chipping Camden in the Cotswolds...

STREAM EXAMPLE THREE



Worthing Sussex, complete garden makeover including a "natural" stream

ROCK EDGED STREAM EXAMPLE FOUR...

Again this was just a lawn, all of the planting is new too. This image was taken the day we finished...not several years later...



Surrey - Hampshire

STREAM EXAMPLE FIVE
Rocky and steep because of the difference in levels, which is about three metres.
But that is natural height and not built up land...



Esher in Surrey...

STREAM EXAMPLE SIX (Unfinished)

Here we have created a subtle stream, edged with natural stone. It has been designed so that the grass comes to the edge on one side, allowing the clients to sit a the grass and enjoy the water passing close by. And on the other, it will be planted to blend it into the garden

Shallow and gentle to follow the slight slope of the lawn...



Berkshire:
STREAM EXAMPLE SEVEN

THIS IS A "FLAT" STREAM...meaning, as it's on flat land it flows simply by the power of it's water. We design and build streams to resemble the real thing. And the real thing isn't uniform. Otherwise all you get is something that looks like a ditch full of water, but the art is in how we dig it out, which is usually by hand!

Here to the left its narrow and then it widens...just as it would in the wild!

We create streams of all types, here, unseen to the left is the stream that feeds this

This is in a Paddock, and newly dug and planted...on the nearside new turf will come up to the stream which is edged with flat stone.
On the far side the planting beds are edged with the stone. There's aquatics at the front and bog plants further back, with the moisture being controlled by our experienced construction methods, as again too dry and the aquatic die and too wet and the bog plants die!



OUR TYPICAL NATURALISTIC BOG AND AQUATIC PLANTING...

The next example shows the stream that feeds the "flat" stream. As you will see it's totally different, which is what we like to do given the space. Some parts shallow, fast and furious and others slow and peaceful which is just what happens naturally of course...



STREAM EXAMPLE EIGHT...Large rocks and boulders...soon to be seeded with wildflowers and grasses so that the stream runs through an easy to approach meadow, that you can walk through and sit beside the stream...



Herefordshire...STREAM EXAMPLE NINE..

Here a stream runs through grass and an old orchard and on into a newly planted and constructed pool, which again was just lawn.

Notice how the planted areas take away the difference between the land level and the water level...



Note...NOT one of ours! SHROPSHIRE/WALES BORDERS

EARLIER WE USED THE TERM " A DITCH WITH WATER RUNNING THROUGH IT"...here's is a perfect example of that

We also specialise in transforming what other people create!
This is a contractors idea of natural!



West Sussex...STREAM EXAMPLE TEN...looking stark at the moment, but imagine it blended in with meadow grass and wildflowers!

Where the land is steep we have to use a lot of rock, the water has to slide off the rocks and not drop, otherwise the water splashes out and gets lost in the soil...



South Wales...

AND NOW THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE...Gently continuing it's journey (to nowhere as it happens) relaxing water and planting...