The modern look. A series of rills set at angles can run in steps down a slope with each run linked by small waterfalls. The modern rill here uses metal for the troughs that contrasts perfectly against the lush planting. I love the way a feature has been made of the supporting timbers, creating a sculpture in thier own right.
The amazing construction of the rill supports in this garden creates a sculptural look with a functional use. The bolts and method of construction show clearly for extra texture and reflection. Keep in mind that you don't always need to hide the building method in the garden — instead, make a feature of it.See more about garden rills
Mod this concept to have a series of metal channels terminating in a waterfall into a small pool, with the pool feeding another channel. Repeat down the hillside to the pond. No need to build a stream bed all the way down the hill. Smaller pump. Me likee.