Tending to a home garden can be one of the simple joys that make life worth living. As such, homeowners are always looking for ways in which to beautify their outdoor spaces, hoping to make them increasingly more relaxing and attractive. While there’s certainly a lot you can do in terms of selecting the right plants and flowers, as well as planters and other design elements, there’s one thing that trumps them all: adding a water feature.
When you add a pond to a garden, you’re really transforming the space. Not only does the pond present something beautiful to look at, it also fills the air in your garden with the sonorous sounds of rushing water.
Likely you’ve already considered putting a small pond (or maybe even a large one) in your garden. If this is the case, then you might be looking for some design inspiration. Well, we’ve collected 18 of the most beautiful garden ponds we’ve ever seen!
As you go through them, you’ll see how they’re perfectly incorporated into the design of the garden, taking something that’s already beautiful to look at and transforming it into something transcendent. Let’s take a look…
This beautiful garden pond is made into something truly extraordinary thanks to this stunning waterfall feature.
Using large rocks, it’s possible to create a bridge over your garden pond, something that both you and guests will appreciate.
You can frame your garden pond in a number of different ways; check out how the vibe that the bamboo imparts in this example.
If you add a pond to your home’s garden, then you’ll absolutely want an idyllic porch or patio from which to enjoy it!
5. Filling Out
One reason to consider including a pond as part of your garden is that it can really help to fill out the space.
6. Artificial / Natural
Note how the square lines of the contemporary pattern interact the with natural curvature of the garden pond in this example.
However, if you want your home and garden to be ultra contemporary, then you’ll want to go for a square pond like this.
8. Blending In
Note how the natural stone wall in this backyard garden is the perfect complement to the pond.
9. More Water Features
Note how even a small waterfall feature can really transform a garden pond into something truly special.
The way you frame your garden pond can also be an excellent way to fill the vertical space of your outdoor areas.
11. Arching Bridge
The arching wood bridge over the garden pond in this example is like most people’s ideas of paradise.
12. Over-Pond Gazebo
Can’t you just imagine yourself sipping an ice-cold lemonade in this garden’s over-pond gazebo?
You’ve just got to love this little koi pond with two simple chairs situated beside. It seems so peaceful.
14. Cover It Up
If you’ve got small kids around that you’re worried about, there are a number of unique solutions for keeping them out of the pool.
Sometimes the best garden ponds are the ones you wouldn’t necessarily notice if you weren’t looking for them…
16. Going Big
When you want a look that’s incredibly luxurious, you want to go for a generously sized and sweeping garden pond like this.
17. Simple Stone
But, you don’t need to go big in order to enjoy the benefits of a garden pond. Something simple like this is wonderful.
18. Contemporary Luxury
If you’re a fan of contemporary designs, then you’ll love the way this pond has been laid out in this garden.