Exploring the benefits of water features

Water has always played a huge role in our lives - after all, it makes up nearly 70% of our bodies and covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface.

There are a lot of benefits to having a water feature in your garden. The running water can transform a suburban or even city garden into a magical, soothing oasis and act as a stunning focal point. They also clear the air, whilst attracting wildlife to your home. Gardenesque offers a wide range of designs to suit all garden tastes and settings so here’s why you should consider investing in one today.

Health and wellbeing

We all have busy lives which can get stressful at times. Adding a water feature brings peace and serenity to the outdoor space. It has been proven that the sound of flowing water is both relaxing and invigorating, a great benefit to your health and wellbeing.

Glazed Pitcher Water Feature

Just being near water has a naturally calming effect similar to meditation, which can reduce stress and anxiety. It is also believed to increase energy, focus, and alertness reducing depression.

Air quality

Moving water also creates negative ions which purify the air, reducing allergens, pollen and germs. A water feature can significantly reduce noise pollution from outside your home. The sound of cascading water can block out sounds such as traffic and urban road noise, neighbours and machinery, creating a natural harmony out of your back door.

Globe Slate Water Feature


One of the best benefits of having a water feature in your garden is the attraction of wildlife to your home. Animals and insects need water so installing something in your backyard will see garden birds and frogs attracted to your space. Birds love to preen and bathe, and they also like a fresh source of water so they will come flocking to your garden, especially if you pair your water feature with a bird feeder.

Classic 2 Tier Water Fountain

Bees, butterflies, and other pollinator insects need shallow access places, making a water feature ideal.


A water feature makes your home unique and ties the elements of your garden together. Whether nestled in foliage or brightening up a darkened corner, a water feature is the perfect addition and adds ambience and beauty to our outdoors.

Aphrodite Fibreglass Water Feature

Water features also improve property value and boost the kerb appeal of your home. There are so many different designs of water features that will compliment your garden, whatever the style from an Asian influence to a contemporary, urban backyard or a cottage garden vibe to a stretching lawn central point. The reflective properties of water mean it can make a smaller space look a lot bigger.

Easy to maintain

The majority of our water features constantly recycle their water. They are also easy to maintain and need only add water and plug-in to enjoy a relaxing water feature that blends seamlessly into any garden setting – whether it’s a balcony, urban patio, indoor area or traditional suburban garden.

Ceramic 3 Tier Water Feature

Each water feature comes with a 10-metre cable, allowing you to position units for the ultimate effect without being restricted by the location of power supplies. With no direct water source required, this makes the water feature designs perfect for gardens of all shapes and sizes.

Browse our full range of water features here.

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