Water Power by Anthony Archer- Wills
Water is possibly the most exciting and versatile element to use when designing a garden - not only does it sustain life, but it also has a unique ability to influence our moods and emotions. This handbook takes its principles and ideas from garden design and landscape architecture and discusses styles, materials, positioning and planting for a variety of garden features, from hot tubs to wildlife ponds. Each chapter mirrors part of the water cucle: Source, Course, Outlet and Destination. These natural elements are then related to a man-made garden equivalent: a foundtain or jet emulates a spring; waterfalls are reflected in cascades and water stairs. Construction blueprints at the end of each chapter show how to put key ideas into practice. A list of suppliers is included, which sources design consultancies and architectural firms, as well as the materials and equipment you will need to construct your own features.