There are five words that we customarily use to describe the
skills required to build a good water garden - exacting, exacting, exacting, exacting and exciting. "Exacting" is self-explanatory, "exciting" requires further
We start with a plan, a design,
a scheme, an idea on paper. We love it because we have produced it ourselves or we have fallen in love with somebody else's design (if
we didn't we wouldn't have quoted for the work). The water garden construction begins to take shape and, as work progresses, there are innumerable
opportunities to tweak the design to make it as good as it can be.
This is "wide-awake" construction at its best. Something as seemingly simple as a single rock orientation and placement can make
the difference between ordinary and excellent. Multiply that single action several hundred times, if not thousands of times in a decent
size project, and it is no wonder that we have to concentrate hard not to call the resultant water garden "ours".
over forty years, our construction teams have built water gardens in an area limited by about
forty minutes travel time from Hindhead (postcode GU26). Occasionally we are tempted further afield by an
unusual or intriguing project.
Water garden construction advice
Our water garden construction service is
available to advise on, and specify for, construction, repair and restoration of water gardens. See an overview of our
construction services for more information.