Water Garden – waterfall and koi pond design, Berkshire

Faced with such a dramatic sloping garden most designers would opt for terraces.

However Pete Sims knew that he could use the inherent fall of the garden to create a natural stream flowing from the top of the plot to a large koi pond at the base.

At the top of the garden a bespoke pergola and swing make an ideal haven to relax with a good book or glass of wine.

Secret railway sleeper steps lead to a suspended deck providing another seating area where the koi carp can be observed.

An additional large patio incorporating feature stone chairs creates an area large enough to entertain and admire the rest of the garden.