Ponds, Waterfalls, Fountains and Streams

Water features make soothing and dramatic focal points

From natural-looking streams to architectural fountains, water features are important focal points in the landscape, and some Minneapolis/St. Paul homeowners are opting to have more than one.

Some homeowners will put a bubbler at the front entry to greet guests. Others place them close to outdoor living spaces or near a fire. Some water features are near swimming pools, hung on garden walls, or are fountainhead sprays hidden in a pool deck. Even the smallest spaces can have a water feature. Containers and urns serve quite nicely as self-contained fountains.

"Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci

The motion and sound of water is hypnotic and soothing. It also serves a purpose – to mask street and neighborhood noises. Pondless stone-column bubblers, waterfalls, streams, and fountains can be simple or dramatic.

corten steel walls and modern water feature in garden bed

Modern water feature design with corten steel and colorful gardens.

Contemporary limestone retaining wall with copper spouts

Backyard bring fountain water feature.

New Orleans-inspired fountain creates a tranquil environment in this urban St. Paul backyard.

Stacked stone bubbler fountain water feature.

Stacked natural stone bubbler masks the sound of street traffic in this compact Minneapolis backyard.

brick water feature with planters

This backyard water feature creates a tranquil ambiance with its soothing trickling sounds.

Commercial fountain water feature in front of a Minneapolis, MN hotel.

Hotel front entry landscape combines fire and water.

Swimming pond and stream water feature.

Unique backyard swimming pond fed by a babbling brook feels like a magical woodland retreat.

Backyard fish pond with and aquatic garden.

Northwoods inspired backyard with a pond stocked with fish for an angler.

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Laminar jets combined with underwater LEDs and landscape lighting create drama at night.

Reflecting pool and patinated frog water fountain feature.

Historic landscape restoration in St. Paul with a reflecting pool and fountain.

Sculptural water fountain feature and brick patio.

Sculptural water feature complements the classic brick patio design.

Modern front entry with basalt column water features.

Modernist front entry design with a seating patio and basalt column bubblers.

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