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Formal Water Garden

This garden imagines the ruin of an ancient Roman bath, remodeled into a koi pond and swimming pool in a splendid formal garden. All over Europe at the height of their empire, the Romans built elaborate baths connected to gymnasiums, not unlike modern health clubs. This landscape, inspired by "Capability" Brown, who designed the gardens of many English great homes in the 18th Century, incorporates the weathered, carved stone of a rediscovered Roman bath organically into the landscape, with natural boulders standing in contrast. Water lilies, iris and other aquatic plants inhabit the water's edge. Biological filtering by plants and bacteria would make it safe to swim among the fish.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: English-Style Gardens
Although the look of this small pool isn't strictly natural, it still works. This pool combines two principles of the English landscape: a water feature and the appearance of a Roman ruin. It's also a good choice for a smaller space where a large natural pond isn't practical.Design tip: Adding a formal pool next to a patio is a nice way to make the transition from formal areas next to the house to a more nature-like garden beyond. The lines of the pool play off the formality; the water softens the overall look.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

emj2chicago added this to emj2chicago's ideas
March 29, 2014
pond retention idea
akronjunkmail added this to akronjunkmail's Ideas
February 15, 2014
Pool dark water
francescolomonaco added this to francescolomonaco's ideas
February 9, 2014
in my yard
lisasarachman added this to Embracing the Tudor Home
January 26, 2014
Awesome reflecting pool
sgoldthorp added this to sgoldthorp's Ideas
January 19, 2014
Pond
ginren added this to Outdoor/botanic
November 13, 2013
stillwater reflection
mab1205 added this to Garden Design Ideas
November 11, 2013
English-Style Garden
beebie2 added this to Landscape Ideas
October 5, 2013
Lilies
Julie MacNaughton added this to Garden spaces
September 23, 2013
Water feature
gregory1946 added this to Exterior Ideas
September 13, 2013
pond
armalitespade added this to Pond (Allison)
September 12, 2013
Inspired by a "discovered" Roman bath design by Capability Brown
lllowell001 added this to greenhouses
August 1, 2013
Small size
raghavagarwal added this to Landscaping and Pool
July 2, 2013
pond
kdocter added this to natural Pools
June 20, 2013
Concrete cap on pool edge. Don't like the plants in the water.
rere2012 added this to backyard
May 31, 2013
I love the simplicity of this one, and the rocks around the edge.
monique91423 added this to monique91423's ideas
May 30, 2013
Pool
lostlake added this to Lost Lake House
May 20, 2013
like the stone edge
andersonlyn added this to My house
May 4, 2013
Although the look of this small pool isn't strictly natural, it still works. This pool combines two principles of the English landscape: a water feature and the appearance of a Roman ruin. It's also a good choice for a smaller space where a large natural pond isn't practical. Design tip: Adding a formal pool next to a patio is a nice way to make the transition from formal areas next to the house to a more nature-like garden beyond. The lines of the pool play off the formality; the water softens the overall look.
finita added this to finita's Ideas
April 9, 2013
Pond
lostlake added this to lostlake's ideas
March 20, 2013
? square
cklptrck added this to cklptrck's Ideas
February 10, 2013
Waterfall & large stones
barber1586 added this to Backyard 2013 Project
February 10, 2013
What about a small pool?
wacio added this to wacio's ideas
February 2, 2013
pound
joyparichart added this to joy's garden
January 27, 2013
นำ้ตกเล็กเตี้ย
gardnin_gal added this to gardnin_gal's ideas
January 21, 2013
Some day!
maro1948 added this to Noble farms project
January 12, 2013
perhaps for water lillies
pensyarah added this to pensyarah's Ideas
January 9, 2013
Shape and border
ejdiva1 added this to ejdiva1's ideas
January 7, 2013
square koi pond
permaculture added this to Pool
January 7, 2013
Koi pond + natural swimming pool
landscapechris added this to landscapechris's ideas
January 6, 2013
a combination of English and Roman style garden
00nicholas added this to landscaping
January 3, 2013
water feature
Gilliland Gardens and Interiors added this to mleeg's ideas
November 29, 2012
subtle play of nature vs. manmade structure
trixieh added this to trixieh's ideas
November 28, 2012
Natural, but neat
Ensminger Architecture added this to Ensminger Architecture
November 28, 2012
pool coping
countryleo added this to Gadrens
November 19, 2012
Cool pond
marthapawlicki added this to marthapawlicki's ideas
November 18, 2012
Design tip: Adding a formal pool next to a patio is a nice way to make the transition from formal areas next to the house to a more nature-like garden beyond. The lines of the pool play off the formality; the water softens the overall look.
dlwl added this to dlwl's ideas
November 6, 2012
Water a must
pdebell added this to pool
October 29, 2012
reminds me of my formal koi pool at 1170 Prospect Ave
juskeene added this to Roman theme ideas
October 24, 2012
the general out lay
kjmuchin added this to pond
October 14, 2012
too formal?
alidavanwyk added this to alidavanwyk's ideas
October 13, 2012
Groot dam
lauraruby2 added this to lauraruby2's ideas
September 2, 2012
for pool
weboughtahouse added this to Landscape Back Yard
September 2, 2012
Design tip: Adding a formal pool next to a patio is a nice way to make the transition from formal areas next to the house to a more nature-like garden beyond. The lines of the pool play off the formality; the water softens the overall look.
saurahlavia added this to garden
September 1, 2012
Square pond
crabtreestudio added this to Reflecting Pool
August 19, 2012
small reflecting pond
schnauzerlover added this to schnauzerlover's ideas
August 7, 2012
Although the look of this small pool isn't strictly natural, it still works. This pool combines two principles of the English landscape: a water feature and the appearance of a Roman ruin. It's also a good choice for a smaller space where a large natural pond isn't practical. Design tip: Adding a formal pool next to a patio is a nice way to make the transition from formal areas next to the house to a more nature-like garden beyond. The lines of the pool play off the formality; the water softens the overall look. Laughing Waters, Inc Formal Water Garden http://www.laughingwatersinc.com This garden imagines the ruin of an ancient Roman bath, remodeled into a koi pond and swimming pool in a splendid formal garden. All over Europe at the height of their empire, the Romans built elaborate baths connected to gymnasiums, not unlike modern health clubs. This landscape, inspired by "Capability" Brown, who designed the gardens of many English great homes in the 18th Century, incorporates...
goldchain29 added this to goldchain29's Favorites
July 31, 2012
Natural pool
l0rrain3 added this to l0rrain3's ideas
July 30, 2012
like the finish
Susan M added this to landscape
July 27, 2012
"two principles of the English landscape: a water feature and the appearance of a Roman ruin." Hmmmm
joannebroadway added this to pool
July 26, 2012
black liner, think stone one edge with grassy bank next to
judith195 added this to Judith195s Garden Ideas
July 18, 2012
Although the look of this small pool isn't strictly natural, it still works. This pool combines two principles of the English landscape: a water feature and the appearance of a Roman ruin. It's also a good choice for a smaller space where a large natural pond isn't practical.
janeknj added this to lanscape
July 17, 2012
want
linda416 added this to linda416's ideas
July 17, 2012
pond
sworrah added this to sworrah's ideas
July 17, 2012
pond
robooski added this to Garden ideas
July 17, 2012
I love this pond, althoug I'd add a rising statue coming out of the water somehow
hm96 added this to hm96's ideas
July 16, 2012
Natural looking pool.
houzz222 added this to houzz222's ideas
July 16, 2012
exterior
amorone5153 added this to amorone5153's Favorites
July 16, 2012
Pond
mary smith added this to mardove's ideas
July 16, 2012
Love it, but trimming the grass around the rocks would be tough!
Setzerdesign added this to English Gardens
July 16, 2012
Formal water feature, boulders
christietoo added this to CH'S GARDENING IDEAS
July 16, 2012
Although the look of this small pool isn't strictly natural, it still works. This pool combines two principles of the English landscape: a water feature and the appearance of a Roman ruin. It's also a good choice for a smaller space where a large natural pond isn't practical. Design tip: Adding a formal pool next to a patio is a nice way to make the transition from formal areas next to the house to a more nature-like garden beyond. The lines of the pool play off the formality; the water softens the overall look.
alind added this to alind's ideas
July 15, 2012
Natural pool
synsyn added this to synsyn's Favorites
July 15, 2012
Square pond.
katrinkawolfson added this to katrinkawolfson's ideas
July 15, 2012
beautiful unique pool
Dana Veach added this to Outdoor Spaces...Pools and Water Features
July 15, 2012
This has the feel of Greek or Roman "ruins" from antiquity...a lovely touch in a garden or water feature.
eastseventh added this to eastseventh's ideas
July 15, 2012
watergarden
frankbrand added this to frankbrand's Favorites
July 15, 2012
Pond
chibimimi added this to exterior
July 15, 2012
The look of an abandoned formal garden
cahalanjones added this to cahalanjones's ideas
July 15, 2012
This might work as a swimming pool too.
7patiolife added this to Landscape
July 15, 2012
Although the look of this small pool isn't strictly natural, it still works. This pool combines two principles of the English landscape: a water feature and the appearance of a Roman ruin. It's also a good choice for a smaller space where a large natural pond isn't practical.
oxy5 added this to oxy5's ideas
July 15, 2012
a water feature and the appearance of a Roman ruin
Jessie Webster added this to jessielois's ideas
July 15, 2012
pond
Natural Forces Technologies Inc added this to landscape
July 15, 2012
water and a roman ruin-very english garden feel
jencardhart added this to jencardhart's ideas
July 15, 2012
water feature
emilligan added this to garden and patio
July 13, 2012
Pool
michdown added this to michdown likes
July 12, 2012
pool/pond
madanrenu added this to madanrenu's ideas
July 12, 2012
nice fountain and water body
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