Bespoke Water Features - Water Art
Designed and made by Naiad Pond Services - Working with water since 1980
We were commissioned to design and build this water feature for the Sensory Courtyard Garden of a children's Hospice, the "Apple" feature includes splashing water, sweet scented plants (Water Mint and Sweet Flag), Bamboo to rustle in the wind and a micro Boating Lake. You can just see the red funnel of "steamship" (bottom left).
Hand made lead chute to take water flow through a wall and drop it into a lower pond. We think this is somewhat better than a plastic pipe.
A labour of much love
A detail showing the main feature; an apple. Don't you just want to take a bite?
Copper pot mounted as an overflowing water feature in a lawn.
Copper pot - detail
The Copper Pot in close-up. The water is cloudy as this photo was taken just after the first fill. There is a filtration system installed remotely to keep the water clear and an automatic top-up system to compensate for evaporation. Note the steel rim between the water and the grass to create a clean break between the two materials.
Water on the lawn
The overflowing copper pot "in situ".
Water on the bank
Green oak and splashing water installed on a steep grassed bank. Automatic top-up included.
Water on the ground
A shallow reflection pool. This one we designed and specified; others built it.
All because ...
Tidiness and neatness is everything when preparing an installation.
There was ...
One of the properties of water is that it rests at an absolute level. Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the surrounding ground to fit in with the level nature of the feature!
Here the lawn levels have been adjusted and the turf replaced.
Light on the ground. Beats looking at grass!