WATERFEATURES...WHAT'S NEW...

"ALL FEATURES GREAT and SMALL" Not sure what you want? Here's 200 examples to mix and match. PATIO & LAWN PONDS, WATERFALLS (with flow rates), STREAMS, through to LARGE STILL PONDS and FORMAL FEATURES

IMAGE LIBRARY ONE of SEVENTEEN...


IF YOU'VE GOT A SMALL GARDEN...don't be put off by the scale of some of these projects: we like to say "MAJOR PROJECTS WITH EASE...SMALLER GARDENS WITH PLEASURE"!

YOU ARE NEVER FAR FROM ONE OF OUR BASES. WE HAVE ALL OUR OWN STAFF AND PARTNERS WORKING IN THEIR LOCAL COUNTIES AND BEYOND, CREATING SPECIALIST GARDENS, PONDS AND WATER FEATURES, ALWAYS TO "Royal Horticultural Society" Gold Medal winning standards...AT PRICES THAT ARE COMPETITIVE WITH OTHER HIGH SPECIFICATION, AWARD WINNING LANDSCAPERS

Minimum Charges...Very small Pond Renovations from 5,000. New Ponds from 8,000. Garden Landscaping Projects from 10,000

So if you see something that you like on our pages please call or email us...we are open for your calls 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 to 8. We do garden visits on Weekdays, Evenings and Sat/Sun too.

FOR INSTANT ATTENTION and a CHAT call The Designers Direct Line: 07970309165
Mon-Fri 0800-2200hrs. Sat-Sun 0900-2000hrs

Or Office Hours ONLY 5 days 0800 91 98 33

FOR ALMOST INSTANT ATTENTION you can Email: jamesofdesigners.direct@gmail.com

So please give us a call, and take advantage of the remaining spaces...we would love to work for you.

All of the projects are our OWN REAL GARDENS and NOT Library Images, and are NEVER featured against the wishes of the clients. No prices will ever be given in relation to specific projects, (except for "Show Gardens"), as that would be a betrayal of client confidentiality.

As you look through the Index, sometimes it may pay to ignore the stated size of the project, obviously though, if you're looking for a huge pond there's no point in looking at a small water garden project.
But bear in mind we can scale down or enlarge any of the projects just by digging a larger or smaller hole and using larger or smaller rocks.

Another consideration is the different types of rock. Some clients may feel that the rock we've used for the feature above (which is slate from the mountains of the Lake District), is "too cold looking" and prefer a different type of rock because it would "feel warmer".
But in most cases we can change the rock to suit the situation.

Then there's different planting and landscaping styles, you may see a Water Garden that is just perfect, but you hate the planting, or the Patio that we've built.
Instead of ornamental planting for all year round colour, you may want planting to attract wildlife, or a mixture of both!

So we suggest that you pick and choose, find a pool that you like in one example, a waterfall from another, add a Bog Garden and a Patio from another, and so on.
Of course you may find one that's perfect in every way.

Sometimes we arrive for a Consultation Visit of be shown a pile of pictures that the client(s) have printed off from the site, and say things like..."We like these three, but not these. But best of all we would like one similar to this one. And this one shows the planting style we like".

Some of the Water Garden projects that feature extensive Landscaping can also be found in The Landscaping Index.



NATURALISTIC PONDS...created all over the UK from a branch near you.

A "ONE-STOP SERVICE"...Design Build and Plant



Ref CHELSEA2000...Here's a beautiful "Water Garden", full of interesting elements and detail...which is what we specialize in. So interesting that Sainsbury's have used it for their calender!

This is an "Instant Garden", created from nothing to this in just three weeks.

It's pumping a lot of water, about 50,000 lph, but then it's a very large garden (this is just about a quarter of it)...Main Pool size about 14' x 10'



BARNES, (London) TOWN GARDEN PROJECT.
See all of this transformation of a rough piece of grass and weeds in later chapters.



Ref COVENTRY...Although it's small...8' x 6', it still needs about 10,000 lph to make it look "natural".

The cigarette packet shows the scale...not because we are heavy smokers!





Ref BUTCHERS ARMS/Oxon...Here's a "Natural Waterfall" feeding a stream...50,000 lph AT LEAST to look this good. And it needs a large pond at the bottom to pump that amount of water.

This section of the stream varies between 36" and 18" wide and only about 3" deep.

Shallower water in a Natural Stream like this makes more sound...if you've walked next to a mountain stream you will know what I mean.



Ref HAMPTON/grotto...Here's a "Grotto"...what's a Grotto?

It's a cave, we build a sort of horseshoe of rock within the liner, and sit a large flat rock on the top which forms the roof of the cave. The liner has to come right up the back of the lid. The lid itself is the waterfall. We hide pipes with planting and the water dribbles or pours off (the lid of the cave) and splashes into the pool below.

Pumping 10,000 lph, falling about 24". Pool size here is 4 x 6'. Lid is one piece of rock about 4' x 3'...yes that is ONE piece of rock! But it could be made out of several flat pieces supported from below...but that wouldn't look as good.

Notice the Sculpture on the top looking into the water.



Ref BRIGHTON...That was subtle...this is bold, another Grotto, this time one piece of rock 6'long! And (deliberately) noisy...pumping 40,000 lph, dropping 3' and oxygenating a Koi Pool.

So where do we find ONE flat piece of natural stone that's 6' long? Well that's why were are "Specialists" compared to "Bob" down the road, a Landscaper who "does" water features!

IF YOU'VE GOT A SMALL GARDEN...don't be put off by the scale of some of these projects: we like to say "MAJOR PROJECTS WITH EASE...SMALLER GARDENS WITH PLEASURE"!

YOU ARE NEVER FAR FROM ONE OF OUR BASES. WE HAVE ALL OUR OWN STAFF AND PARTNERS WORKING IN THEIR LOCAL COUNTIES AND BEYOND, CREATING SPECIALIST GARDENS, PONDS AND WATER FEATURES, ALWAYS

Minimum Charges...Pond Renovations from 5,000. New Ponds from 8,000. Garden Landscaping Projects from 10,000

IN THIS SECTION YOU WILL FIND PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE UNDERTAKEN IN, SURREY & BERKS, OXFORD, JERSEY, YORKSHIRE, NORTHUMBERLAND, LONDON, MIDLANDS, WEST COUNTRY, COTSWOLDS, SCOTLAND AND MORE. BUT WHEREVER YOU LIVE...YOU ARE NEVER FAR FROM ONE OF OUR BASES. WE HAVE ALL OUR OWN STAFF AND PARTNERS, WORKING IN THEIR LOCAL COUNTIES AND BEYOND WITH NO TRAVELLING CHARGES.

So if you see something that you like on our pages please call or email us...we are open for your calls 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 to 8. We do garden visits on Weekdays, Evenings and Sat/Sun too.

FOR INSTANT ATTENTION and a CHAT call The Designers Direct Line: 07970309165
Mon-Fri 0800-2200hrs. Sat-Sun 0900-2000hrs

Or Office Hours ONLY 5 days 0800 91 98 33

FOR ALMOST INSTANT ATTENTION you can Email: jamesofdesigners.direct@gmail.com






Ref ALDWICK BAY/Sussex...falls to the left, and falls to the right, very interesting!

We built a long stream running down through planting and into the pool. We designed a little area, (for the client to quietly sit, facing the setting sun, the garden was in memory of his wife who had just passed away) hidden in the planting, that you could only get to via stepping stones over the stream, where he could sit with his back against the warm wall and watch the sun sinking into the west.



Ref WEYBRIDGE,Surrey...This is about the same size pool, about 16' x 12' and pumping about 40,000 lph...some of that is going over a "Side Fall", which is hardly visible here. It's to the left of the main waterfall.

Notice the water lilies...they are much too close to the falls. Did you know that water lilies don't like moving water ...visualize Monet's Garden. Monet's pool is tranquil and calm, and that's what they like. Nor do they like being splashed, so left where they are they would die very quickly.

So why did we put them there then? Well, because the client had them already and wanted us "to try them"...but they did have to be taken out later and she found them a more peaceful home!

Interested in larger projects? Well there's lots in the chapters that follow...