If you’ve ever wondered “how do water features work?” then you’re in the right place to find out! Water features are a great way to increase the peace and tranquility in any landscaping project, and are enjoyed in thousands of gardens across the UK.
Water features are available in a huge choice of styles and designs, to suit every requirement from super modern metal sculpture pieces to core drilled Cotswolds boulders for cottage gardens to large slate monoliths for Japanese themed designs.
Water Feature Secrets
The key to a great water feature can often be hiding how the water manages to continually flow. Creating the illusion of a never ending flow invokes thoughts of fairytales and adds a sense of magic to an outdoor space.
Most garden water features operate with a kind of self contained system, without the need for a constant external water supply. This is achieved with four simple components, namely a reservoir, pump, hose and jubilee clip.
Water is pumped from the reservoir via the hose to the top of the water feature. It then cascades down the feature by gravity and collects once again in the reservoir. This process simply repeats.
When purchasing one of our stone water features its possible to buy either a small or large reservoir pack in the basket, which includes everything one needs to create a stunning new addition to the garden.
Water Feature Lighting
Getting the most from a water feature means considering time spent in the garden after sunset. Outdoor lighting is a great way to see the garden in new ways, adding highlights and creating shadows around water features and planting choices.
Buy A Water Feature
Welsh Slate Water Features stock a huge range of over 150 hand selected and crafted natural stone water features, the most bespoke collection available for UK gardens. Every piece is ethically sourced and the finish hand crafted by Ioan Raymond in his Southampton workshop.
Free Delivery is for all standard UK postcodes and accessory packs – the secret of “how do water features work?” – can be bought in the basket.
1200mm Slate Pyramid Water Feature
This 1200mm Slate Pyramid Water Feature has decreasing sizes of Welsh Slate pieces stacked to form a pyramid shape. With each piece core drilled, water rises through the centre of the piece before cascading one ledge at a time giving the feel of a natural mountain stream, starting with a small fountain at the top and a waterfall down the sides. Works beautifully in all garden and landscape settings, from traditional to cutting edge contemporary designs.
750mm Slate Pyramid Water Feature
750mm Slate Pyramid Water Feature core drilled with incremental sizes and stacked to form a mini-mountain shape. The water falls down each ledge in steps and resembles a mountain waterfall. This feature makes a striking statement in both modern gardens and in rustic kitchen or cottage garden styles.
600mm Slate Pyramid Water Feature
600mm Slate Pyramid Water Feature core drilled with decreasing sizes and stacked to form a pyramid shape. The water drops down a ledge each time and resembles a mountain stream or waterfall. This feature makes a real statement in both modern garden designs and more traditional settings. Ethically sourced in Wales.
1050mm Slate Pyramid Water Feature
1050mm Slate Pyramid Water Feature core drilled with decreasing sizes and stacked to form a pyramid shape. The water drops down a ledge each time resembling a mountain stream, glistening off the slate as it cascades down the various edges. This garden feature makes a real statement in both contemporary gardens or alongside more traditional landscape styles.
900mm Slate Pyramid Water Feature
Our 900mm Slate Pyramid Water Feature has decreasing sized pieces of real Welsh Slate, stacked to form a small mountain shape. The water cascades down a ledge at a time, resembling a stream or natural waterfall. This water feature makes a real statement in both traditional and contemporary landscape designs and is also well suited to Japanese garden designs.
1350mm Slate Pyramid Water Feature
Large 1350mm Slate Pyramid Water Feature core drilled with decreasing sizes stacked to form a pyramid shape. These features draw the eye in the garden, as water flows across the slate’s natural riven patterns. Best applied in medium and large scale landscape designs, our large 1350mm Pyramids have been a best seller for over 10 years.
Four Seasons Monolith Water Feature
We’re proud to present the Four Seasons Monolith, a collaboration with master stonemason Raymond Moseley.
This completely unique garden water feature has been crafted from real Welsh Slate, with the Alchemist symbols for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter hand carved down the front face. The standing stone has also been core drilled to allow water flow and has a flat sawn base for stability. The package includes a water reservoir, pump, hose and clips.
Slate Monolith SM149 Water Feature
Stone Monolith SM57 Standing Stone
Stone Monolith SM57 is a superb Purbeck Stone garden ornament with natural rustic edges and faces and a light vibrant colour pallete of Cotswolds creams and yellows. This is a stand alone monolith, ideal for adding subtle and soft natural stone tones to garden and landscape designs.
Slate Monolith SM90 Standing Stone
The subtle textures of real Welsh Slate are magnified on Slate Monolith SM90, with every side covered in unique natural stone detailing. At exactly 1m tall, the base is thick and substantial and the stone slightly tapers up to the top. The front face has a number of bold waves running across it, giving it depth and character. This is a darker black colour mixed with rustic tones.