Patterns of light dancing on ceilings and walls...
Reflections of sky...
Raindrops splattering the surface...
Terrace ponds are almost part of the house.
A pond built on a terrace (patio), most especially if it is close to the
house, affords a splendid opportunity to reflect light into the adjacent rooms. In addition, a terrace pond that is close to,
and easily visible from the house, provides an all year round spectacle that can be enjoyed even in the depths of winter. The design and construction of a terrace pond offer particular and unique opportunities for
creative inspiration. A terrace pond can bridge the gap between the garden and the house without the
obvious problems associated with, say, the creation and planting of a light reducing shrub bed in equal proximity to the building.
Consideration should always be given to the inclusion of a piece of statuary or other artwork to complement the terrace pond, the
landscape and the building.
terrace ponds in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire.
Apropos of nothing in particular, frozen fountains look fantastic. The Japanese and Chinese have
gardened for centuries with an eye to how the garden will look in
the winter - we should too.
Terrace pond planting
Terrace pond maintenance and repair
As a terrace pond is almost
always part of the house, perhaps a little
more attention is required to keep it in tip-top condition.
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