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Water Gardens

With soothing sounds and distinctive plants, water features such as ponds, pools, and water gardens are varied, beautiful, and welcome additions to the garden. We have ideas to help you pick one that's perfect for your landscape. Get started with 19 diverse ideas, from small fountains to expansive ponds. Smaller water features are great do-it-yourself projects; try a deck-top pond, a pond in a bucket, or a pond in a box. All are easy to build, require little maintenance, and are small enough to fit in slim locations, such as a balcony or apartment garden. Some gardeners like fish in their water features; many types of fish are appropriate for water gardens, and we have a guide to help you choose and care for yours. Whatever the size of your water feature, you'll have to take care of it; use tips from members at BHG.com, or check out a care guide to keep plants healthy and beautiful. If you're having trouble choosing from the different types of water-garden plants, start with some of our favorite top-performing foliage and flowers, and check out our ideas for planting and caring for water lilies.

Dream Water Gardens

Water in the garden attracts attention. Whether you want to add a tiny fountai...

Guide to Landscape Water Features

A landscape water feature can suit any garden style, garden size, or gardener'...

Patio Fountains and Ponds

Bring the sights and sounds of water to your garden, deck, or patio.

Water lily

Water lilies offer a floating mat of foliage crowned with resplendent blooms...

How to Plant Around a Pond

Create a natural-looking pond edge by carefully tucking in plants alongside...

Terra-Cotta Fountain

Constructed with a strawberry jar, azalea pot, and terra-cotta bowl, this...

Lotus

The sacred flower of Asian countries launches huge plate-sized leaves from...

The Best Plants for Your Water Garden

Add natural beauty to your water garden with the top-performing varieties.

Amazon lily

Truly a plant to wow your friends and neighbors, Amazon lily is nothing short...

Water Garden Plants

Choose the best types of plants for your water garden.

How to Grow Water Lilies

The water lily emerges as the undisputed star of home water gardening. Learn...

Gazing Ball Bubbler Fountain

Add simple charm to the garden spot of your choice.

Pond in a Bucket

Create this easy water garden on your deck or patio in a few hours.

Horsetail

Water plants truly don't get any easier than horsetail. It's not surprising...

Fairy moss

Koi love to nibble on the soft, fuzzy foliage of fairy moss. It floats freely...

Tabletop Fountains

If you aren't blessed with a view of a lake or stream, create the same feeling...

Outdoor Fountain Ideas

Outdoor fountains are a great addition to any landscape. Find ideas here for...

How to Maintain a Landscape Pond

Landscape ponds of all types need regular maintenance. The seasonal maintenanc...

Fountain in a Pot

One of the simplest water features you can make is a fountain in a container,...

Arrowhead

Arrowhead is an easy-care water plant perfect for adding a tropical feel to...

Cattail

Cattails provide a tall, textured background along the margins of a water...

Build a Deck-Top Pond

No room for a water garden? Try making a pond in a box. Put it on your deck,...

Blue pickerel weed

This broad-leafed water plant thrives at the edges of a pond, and produces an...

Water hyacinth

A jewel in the water garden but invasive in waterways, water hyacinth is a pon...

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