The sight and sound of water has a marvellously calming effect.
The pond in the picture is a magnet for wildlife and the sheer waterfall is a dramatic focal point.
Not every garden can accommodate a feature like this, but the next pictures shows you what can be achieved in a much smaller garden.
The whole family can enjoy the benefits of a pond designed with wildlife in mind.
This area had been a difficult grassy slope; now it has been transformed into a delightful rockery, with two cascading steams tumbling into a lower pool.
A contemporary installation offering the safest kind of water feature for areas where children will play.