Water can be incorporated into a garden in many ways, whether as a swimming pool (see separate page), pond, or water feature.
Ponds, and even lakes, may be created by using the natural site contours and prevailing soil type. In some instances the local clay can be ‘puddled’ leaving no requirement for a liner. Nearby streams can also assist in filling and/or maintaining water levels.
Ponds can be constructed to contain fish, with filtration if required, and for an array of planting.
Water features can vary from entirely natural to completely man-made. Some are stand-alone features, while others are formed as part of an existing water course or pond.
ESSE Landscapes has many year’s experience in all types of pond and water feature.
A central feature consisting of four ponds around a seating area with firepit for entertaining
A natural (actually not!) waterfall
Large courtyard water feature – with the jets set to ‘party’ mode
A koi pond adjoining a conservatory terrace
This ‘beehive’ pot makes an interesting central water feature
A naturally planted pond with central fountain
A large sandstone ball can be drilled and converted to an eye-catching water feature
A small bird bath and fountain amongst cottage garden planting
A lake (constructed by ourselves) with boathouse and jetty
These koi seem happy amongst their new surroundings!
This large naturalistic waterfall is entirely man-made
Dancing fountains (illuminated at night) provide an interesting feature on this large terrace
A stainless steel sculpture provides a relaxing backdrop to a small intimate terrace
This pond, built for a koi enthusiast, is around 2m deep and benefits from a comprehensive filtration system
Detail from a black granite infinity pool
A ‘letterbox’ style water feature adds interest to a small terrace
Detail from a small water course, ideal for providing sound and movement to a intimate seating area
Part of a rill water feature from a commercial project we undertook