Water Garden Design Burlington VT

Local resource for water garden designs in Burlington, VT. Includes detailed information on local garden supply stores that give access to decorative fountains, ecosystem ponds, backyard waterfalls, backyard koi ponds, and water garden streams, as well as advice and content on backyard pond design and waterscape design.

Claussen's Florist & Greenhouse
(802) 878-2361
187 Main St
Colchester, VT

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Four Seasons Garden Center
(802) 658-2433
472 Marshall Avenue
Williston, VT
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Artisan Crafts, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bird Baths, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bonsai, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Carts/Dollies, Cedar Mulch, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Cocoa-shell Mulch, Collectables & Figurines, Colored Mulch, Compost, Compost Tea, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Consulting Services, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Ur…

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Swanson Farm & Nursery
(802) 849-2525
1054 Main St.
Fairfax, VT
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Dutch Gardens
(802) 660-3500
144 Intervale Rd
Burlington, VT
 
Green Mountaineers Tree Service Of Vermont
(802) 893-0242
125 White St Unit 2
South Burlington, VT
 
Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market
(802) 879-5226
1168 Old Stage Road
Williston, VT
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Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs

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Horsford Gardens & Nursery
(802) 425-2811
2111 Greenbush Road
Charlotte, VT
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Annuals, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Ferns, Fertilizers, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Grass Seed, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbs, Landscape Supplies, Mulch, Native Plant Nurseries, Nurseries - Wholesale, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pine Bark Mulch, Plants, Pruners, Roses, Saws, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Vegetables, Vines, Wreaths

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Rulf's Orchard
(518) 643-8636
531 Bear Swamp Road
Peru, NY
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Gardener's Supply Company 128 Intervale Road
(802) 879-0099
144 Intervale Rd
Burlington, VT
 
Gardeners Supply Company
(802) 660-3500
128 Intervale Rd
Burlington, VT
 
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Water Gardens | Create a water garden

Create a water garden

Water is an important element, essential to all living things. It is also a versatile element – sometimes tranquil and placid, sometimes roaring and powerful. For many, water is a soothing element, promoting feelings of peacefulness and calm, and for some, it is even a healing element, providing relief from pain. Is it any wonder, then, that more and more people are adding backyard water gardens to their landscape design?

A water garden is a pool or pond – usually man-made, but sometimes natural – that contains aquatic plants. Many also contain fish (usually ornamental) and rocks, and some contain more elaborate ornamental features such as waterfalls, fountains or statues. Popular in ancient Asia and revitalized in Europe after the Renaissance, water gardens are now becoming a common sight in backyards across North America.

Water Garden Designs

Just as with regular gardens, there are many, many options for water garden design. Traditional Chinese water gardens follow the principles of Feng Shui. They should blend in with their surroundings and use natural materials as much as possible. Watch out for sharp angles pointing toward the house (these are considered "poison arrows"), and pay attention to the direction in which the water is flowing. If the garden is being built around a natural water source, respect its original direction as much as possible so as not to interrupt its chi.

Like Chinese water gardens, Japanese water gardens focus on nature, striving to evoke natural patterns and distill the beauty of the natural world into a compact space. Rocks are essential to Japanese water gardens and are used in very specific ways – as edging for the pond or as stepping stones over the water. In both cases, the rocks are chosen and set according to specific Japanese techniques (gogan-ishigumi and sawa-tari, respectively). Shaping and landscaping must also follow special pruning methods. And, of course, Japanese koi ponds require even...

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