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Formal Garden Design Ideas with a Water Feature

Modern Landscape
Modern Landscape
Design ideas for a small modern backyard partial sun garden in Denver with natural stone pavers and a water feature.
Outdoor Living Project in Upper Montgomery County
Outdoor Living Project in Upper Montgomery County
Landscape Projects, Inc.Landscape Projects, Inc.
In front o the pool house, a koi pond and water fountain provide points of interest. © Melissa Clark Photography. All rights reserved.
Design ideas for an expansive traditional backyard full sun formal garden for summer in DC Metro with a water feature and natural stone pavers.
Wilmington Estate Landscape
Wilmington Estate Landscape
Wallace Landscape AssociatesWallace Landscape Associates
Photo of a mid-sized traditional backyard partial sun formal garden in Philadelphia with a water feature and natural stone pavers.
The White Garden - Barn Conversion - Chester
The White Garden - Barn Conversion - Chester
Jane Houghton Garden Design StudioJane Houghton Garden Design Studio
water feature, zinc sphere, cornus white, Originally the proverbial blank canvas of a lawn and a bit of paving, our clients understandably wanted more from their idyllically located rural getaway. They asked for a design that incorporated the style of the dwelling and the feel of the local area, yet allowed for multiple seating areas and the ability to entertain guests in various settings. So we created the design around 3 distinct activity areas, and a select palette of clay pavers, to harmonise with the cheshire brick barn walls, oak timber and a soft grey sandstone. The Bistro area is perfect for intimate dining, while the Alfresco cooking area with the Green Egg setup provides a space for outdoor cooking and grilling. The lounge area, with its clay paver rug, offers a cosy spot to relax and unwind. The focal point of the garden is the feature pergola made of Green Oak, which not only adds a touch of rustic charm but also provides a framed walkway towards a striking water feature. All the borders of the garden are filled with a combination of herbaceous plants, shrubs, and pleached hornbeam screens. This creates a lush and vibrant backdrop, while also ensuring privacy and seclusion. The planting palette is kept simple and elegant, with a focus on pure white flowers and different shades of green foliage. This combination creates a serene and calming atmosphere, evoking a sense of tranquillity in the garden. White planting Overall, the garden is designed to maximise the use of the available space, allowing for various activities and creating an inviting and peaceful ambiance.
West Hampstead Garden
West Hampstead Garden
London Garden DesignerLondon Garden Designer
This property in the heart of Hampstead has stunning views due to its elevated position. The clients were keen to maximise this and ensure that the garden and roof top skyline remained visible from the ground floor. A steep slope at the rear created a dangerous fall that was fenced off for safety, and some very oppressive overgrown conifers cast heavy shade across the garden. Permission was obtained to remove the conifers and the light flooded in. To ensure continued privacy from the neighbours’ raised adjoining terraces, we planted a row of pleached X Sycoparrotia semidecidua, an unusual variety of semi evergreen tree with attractive early flowers. A decent size lawn area was retained around the central ornamental cherry tree, and a 3 metre deep, herbaceous borders span the full width of the garden, creating a diaphanous backdrop above which skyline is visible. A full height glass window vertically spans the 4-storey house, creating a strong visual link with the garden from each floor. We echoed this feature by creating a mirror image of the tall window across the patio and lawn, using lines of hardwood deck and full width stone treads through the lawn, culminating in a water feature suspended above the steep rear slope. A cantilevered deck off sets this and provides an outdoor lounge area to capture the setting sun over the Hampstead horizon.
Gery's waterfall
Gery's waterfall
Heritage Stones LLCHeritage Stones LLC
Design ideas for a large country backyard partial sun formal garden for spring in Jacksonville with a water feature and natural stone pavers.
Garden Living Room
Garden Living Room
UserUser
Simon Callaghan Photography
Inspiration for a large country courtyard full sun formal garden for summer in Sussex with natural stone pavers and a water feature.
A Split Level Garden
A Split Level Garden
Kate Gould GardensKate Gould Gardens
Copyright of Nicola Stocken
This is an example of a large tropical backyard formal garden in Hertfordshire with a water feature and natural stone pavers.
Industrial House Design
Industrial House Design
UserUser
Modern freestanding water fountain takes the center stage of the backyard's contemporary landscape, with natural stone floor tiles that complements the metal cladding of the fountain creating an edgy feel for the industrial house design.
Techo-Bloc Design Gallery
Techo-Bloc Design Gallery
Thomas Lee Fisher LandscapingThomas Lee Fisher Landscaping
Large traditional front yard full sun formal garden in Philadelphia with a water feature and natural stone pavers for spring.
A Beautiful Water Feature
A Beautiful Water Feature
The Landscape & Garden Company LTDThe Landscape & Garden Company LTD
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary backyard formal garden in Other with a water feature and gravel.
Mediterranean Montecito
Mediterranean Montecito
Montecito LandscapeMontecito Landscape
Italian fountain is centered in this formal Mediterranean garden. Wisteria blooms on vaulted pergola over the entry door. Espaliered fig trees, roses, hydrangea and citrus trees fill the beds while boxwood hedges lend formality. Photo by David Palermo Photography, Santa Barbara.
Portfolio
Portfolio
Urban Eco Design, Inc. LandscapingUrban Eco Design, Inc. Landscaping
This is an example of a large traditional courtyard full sun formal garden in Santa Barbara with a water feature and gravel.
150 Sunset Project Photos
150 Sunset Project Photos
150 Sunset150 Sunset
This is an example of a small arts and crafts backyard full sun formal garden for spring in Austin with a water feature and natural stone pavers.
Residential Exterior Architecture
Residential Exterior Architecture
Lucas Fladzinski PhotographyLucas Fladzinski Photography
Photographer Lucas Fladzinski. Client MH Builders. Napa, CA. ©Lucas Fladzinski WWW.FLADZINSKI.COM Copyright strictly enforced
Photo of a transitional backyard formal garden in San Francisco with a water feature.
Traditional Landscape
Traditional Landscape
This is an example of a small traditional backyard partial sun formal garden for fall in Nashville with a water feature and natural stone pavers.
Bluestone step stone path pierces limestone wall and  transitions to solid blues
Bluestone step stone path pierces limestone wall and transitions to solid blues
Landscape WorkshopLandscape Workshop
A dry stack limestone wall creates a threshold with a bluestone path connecting the street with the entry terrace.
Inspiration for a transitional front yard formal garden in Other with a water feature.
Our Work
Our Work
Paintworks by Swenson LLCPaintworks by Swenson LLC
Design ideas for a mid-sized backyard partial sun formal garden in Las Vegas with a water feature and gravel.
Montecito Italianate Estate
Montecito Italianate Estate
Holly Lepere - Lepere Studio, PhotographerHolly Lepere - Lepere Studio, Photographer
Inspiration for a mediterranean partial sun formal garden for spring in Santa Barbara with a water feature and brick pavers.
Water Features
Water Features
Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden DesignBella Giardino Landscape & Garden Design
This is an example of a small country backyard partial sun formal garden for summer in Denver with a water feature and natural stone pavers.

Formal Garden Design Ideas with a Water Feature

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