Spring is approaching, and with spring comes more nature, more flowers and hopefully more sunshine. A water feature is a perfect addition to a garden in bloom as it encourages wildlife, incites relaxation, and soothes the soul. So, let’s help you choose your perfect water fountain.

There are plenty of benefits to adding a water feature to your garden, the one reason most people choose a water feature is because of the peaceful sound of running water that creates a relaxing ambience in your outdoor space. So, once you’ve decided to add a water feature to your garden, how do you choose the perfect one?

"Above all else, you should love the water feature you choose!"

- White Stores

What Blends With Your Outdoor Space?

The first question you need to ask yourself is what style would suit your garden. If you have a very traditional garden, then you don’t want to add a modern water bowl as it will look out of place. Instead, you’ll want to remain in keeping with your traditional theme – try our Memoir collection.

Equally, if your country garden is full of nature, a water wall is going to stand out for all the wrong reasons and so you’ll want something that blends with your nature aesthetic – try our Strata and Wilderness ranges.

If your garden is a place of zen then a Buddha-shaped water feature will really bring that vibe to life, so check out our Harmony collection.

If you have a modern garden then lots of water features will work in your space, try a water wall from our Cascade range, a classic water bowl from our Serenity range, or something a little arty from our Edge or Nouveau ranges.

The long and short of it is, there’s a water feature for every space so don’t think that just because you have a certain type of garden you won’t find something that suits your space – you can!


How Big Do You Want It?

Water features come in all shapes and sizes, some are small enough to place in a corner of your garden and leave as a background feature, some are large enough to span the length of your garden and become a pond-like addition, and some are tall enough to become the focal point of your garden.

To decide how big or little you would like your water feature to be, of course, you need to measure the space that this is going. But before measuring anything decide on the purpose of your water feature. If you want it to be a focal point that draws attention and stands out in your space then the bigger the better, but if you just want to enjoy the sounds of water and have a small space to encourage wildlife to thrive, then you can opt for something smaller.


How Much Maintenance Are You Prepared For?

The bigger the water feature, the more energy and maintenance it will require. Water will need replacing, and whilst our water features don’t need much cleaning, you will need to wipe down with a damp cloth and so the larger it is the more wiping you’ll be doing.

Additionally, larger water features will run through more water and so may need topping up more regularly, so it’s important to decide how much attention you want to pay to your water feature.

Understanding What Material You're Choosing

Like with different size water features, different materials will require different maintenance levels too.

A lot of our water features are made from either weatherproof polyresin which is lightweight and requires little maintenance or GRC which is also weather resistant and durable. But there are many other materials on the market such as cast stone which is durable but heavy, fibreglass which can be finished to look like copper or iron, pottery and natural stone which are durable but the weather can alter their appearance over time, and many more.

Make sure you have done your research and understand the benefits, or negatives, of each material.


Additional Features


What do you want your water feature to do? Do you want it to be just that, a water feature, or do you want it to double up as a piece of outdoor lighting with stunning LED lights built in that add another dynamic to your night garden set-up? Do you want a simple water feature, or something with layers? The choice is yours and you can find plenty of unique designs on the market.


Love It!

Above all else, you should love the water feature you choose! It could become a staple in your garden for many years and so it’s important you really like the design you choose. 

If you would like to see our water features in action, head to one of our showrooms for a display.