March 24, 2018

Best Garden Water Features (October 2017) Buyers Guide & Reviews

If you have a pond or fancy having one in your garden, then a water feature is a real must have. They don’t need to be big and fancy (although if that’s your thing then why not?!) No pond? No problem! There are a multitude of water features out there that are suitable for patios or anywhere you would like to position one! They can be solar powered, made of a whole number of materials, and even be suitable for indoor use if you don’t have the garden space to allow for a pond.


The huge variety of water features that are available on the market today might make it seem impossible to choose! Here at GoTo4Gardening, we have delved into the world of water features and have picked our favourites.

This comparison table shows the 10 most popular garden water features currently for sale on Amazon in the UK. To skip straight to the buyers guide click here.

# Preview Product Description Rating Price
1 36cm Shubunkin Spills 4 Tier Cascading Water Feature with LED Lights 36cm Shubunkin Spills 4 Tier Cascading Water Feature with LED Lights
  • Create a calming atmosphere for your garden or patio with this elegant water feature
  • Manufactured from UV & frost resistant stone-effect resin for extended durability
  • Fully self-contained - no additional reservoir required
  • 3 LED lights on 3 tiers of the fountain
  • Mains powered - Suitable for outdoor use
32 Reviews £59.99
2 GardenKraft 20890 2-Tier Barrel Water Fountain with Pump - Bronze GardenKraft 20890 2-Tier Barrel Water Fountain with Pump - Bronze
  • Durable Plastic to look like wood/metal
  • Self Contained, just needs power
  • Assembled size: 42 x 62 x 43cm
  • Soothing water sounds for the garden
  • Indoor or Outdoor Use
41 Reviews £33.99
3 Heissner 015195-00 Rattan Water Garden - Black Heissner 015195-00 Rattan Water Garden - Black
  • Black Rattan Surround
  • 8watt Low Energy Pump. Note: Pump does not have a plug attached as it is for outdoor use.
  • 10m Cable
  • Self Contained Unit
  • 66cm x 46cm x 26cm
6 Reviews £69.46
4 Daintree Planter Cascade Water Feature - Black Daintree Planter Cascade Water Feature - Black
  • Fully contained four tier water feature - no need for a water source
  • Four planters for growing herbs or other small plants
  • Hand made from iron to ensure durability
11 Reviews £89.99
5 Pebble Fountain Water Feature Kit with Reservoir and Quality Pump Pebble Fountain Water Feature Kit with Reservoir and Quality Pump
  • Create your very own pebble fountain! Easy to install - simply dig a hole!
  • Supplied with a reservoir, pump and various fountain heads, Pre filter foam prevents impeller damage
  • Outdoor or indoor use, Budget reservoir, The large rim can be covered in pebbles to disguise this (the pebbles are not included)
  • Ideal for building your own water feature, Low running costs (18 watts), Rubber mountings ensure minimal noise
  • Maximum head height: 1.7 metres, Maximum flow rate of 600 litres per hour, Heavy duty black plastic, Provides complete flow control, Powerful and sealed motor unit
7 Reviews £49.98
6 Triple Trickle Honey Pots Water Feature with LED Lights - H27cm Triple Trickle Honey Pots Water Feature with LED Lights - H27cm
  • Fully self contained (requires no additional reservoir)
  • Suitable for in and outdoor use
  • UV and frost resistant
  • 5m of cable supplied
  • Multi-coloured, flickering LED lights
28 Reviews £39.99
7 Solaray Real Terracotta Solar 4 Tier Cascade Light Brown Water Feature with Battery Backup and LED Lights. Solaray Real Terracotta Solar 4 Tier Cascade Light Brown Water Feature with Battery Backup and LED...
  • Attractive solar water feature
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • High-quality solar panel
  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Fully self-contained
312 Reviews £61.99
8 SOLEDI Solar Panel Water Floating Pump Fountain Garden Pool Watering Solar Pump Set SOLEDI Solar Panel Water Floating Pump Fountain Garden Pool Watering Solar Pump Set
  • SOLAR POWERED WATER PUMP: This product is a solar direct driving pump without additional battery, the height of the water depends on the strength of the sunlight. When the sunlight is weak, the pump will not work continuously, but it will start automatically and repeatedly. If the sunlight is strong enough, the pump will work properly. Please place the pump in full sunlight, otherwise the pump will not work properly
  • LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALSL: Product can float on the water. Do not need the external power supply. The Pump must be immersed in the water completely. Insert the nozzle after the pump work normally as there could be air in the pump
  • SIMPLE INSTALLATIONS: Easy to install, Easy to operate. As long as there is direct sunlight, the pump will be able to start work. Keep water clean and clean up the pump regularly in case the pump break down caused by any foreign matter.
  • WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS: Widely used in garden decoration, birdbaths, small pond water circulation oxygen, rockery fountains and other places. Please use a length suitable thread to fasten the sucker to the pump to avoid the fountain drifting back and forth.
  • OPERATION SUGGESTED: 1. Remove the film which covers the solar panel before using 2. Make sure there is no leaf or anything else shade a part of solar panel 3. Ensure the pump under the enough sunshine, suggested in the midday sunshine 4. Pull out of the plug, the head part firstly, and make the pump work for seconds to let the air go out of the pump 5. Then put on the plug to see if it could work well.
237 Reviews £9.99
9 Kingfisher WF900 Wall and Bowl Cascading Water Feature - Grey Kingfisher WF900 Wall and Bowl Cascading Water Feature - Grey
  • Impressive garden feature
  • Wall and bowl cascading design
  • Stone effect resin, includes a light in the base which shines up at the feature
  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor
  • Size: height 106 cm x width 40 cm x diameter 28 cm
7 Reviews £165.00
10 Kyoto Three Bowl Cascade Garden Water Feature with White LED Lights 49cm / 19.3'' Kyoto Three Bowl Cascade Garden Water Feature with White LED Lights 49cm / 19.3''
  • Built in white LED lights in two of the bowls adding to the impact of this water feature at night
  • Fully self contained garden water feature, Low maintenance, Child and pet safe
  • Low voltage - much safer and also has a much lower running cost, Height 49cm, Width 31cm
  • Easy to unpack and assemble needing no tools, Complete with pump & 10 metres of cable
  • Adds a sense of calm and tranquillity to your garden, Made from durable resin-stone
35 Reviews £129.00

Read on through our selections; maybe we have found the one for your garden!

10 Best Water Features

There are a lot out there to choose from! We have selected water features across the budget spectrum and with some very different features.

10 Best Water Features: The Solar Powered Water Feature – Feelle Solar Power Fountain Pump 1.4W

Product Description

If you are looking for a simple, yet effective solar powered water feature, then this could be the one for you. The solar panel is highly effective, and no additional batteries or leads are required. When you open the box, you’ll find 6 attachments that will give you options for different water patterns. This solar water feature does require full sun, so if the spot you are thinking of for a water feature is in part shade, you might want to look at the many other solar powered water features available on the market. The pump on this solar powered water feature is a floating one (pretty cool, hey?!) and starts working after just 3 seconds of full sun light! This is a great solar powered water feature that will fit in a variety of different settings such as a pond, a birdbath, a pool, or a fishpond.

10 Best Water Features: The Ceramic Water Feature – Lily pad Ceramic Cascade

Product Description

This Ceramic water feature is beautiful and would be a stunning addition to any garden. The water in this ceramic water feature cascades down from the frog’s mouth into the reflective pools that are in the lily pads below the frog. The trickling water brings a soothing ambient feel to an idyllic spot. With its green glazing, this ceramic water feature will become the focal point in any garden space, balcony, or patio. This ceramic water feature is solar powered; no wiring or operating costs! Just put the lily pads and the frog in place, and then relax.


10 Best Water Features: The Stone Water Feature – Monolith Stone Self Contained Ornamental Fountain & Pebble Pond

Product Description

This stone water feature is something very special. At 138cm tall, this is not a stone water feature that will shrink into a corner of your garden! Virtually (!) unbreakable yet easily moveable, this visually stunning stone water feature will look amazing as a centre piece or focal point in your outdoor space. There are four main parts to this stone water feature: the stone itself, the sump, the sump cover, and the submersible pump. The power cable is a respectable 10metres in length, but the manufacturers state that it requires “hard wiring into a suitable R C D protected circuit, by an approved electrician.” (Please take all necessary precautions when dealing with water and electricity. Always seek the advice of an expert). The main stone piece, the sump, and the sump cover are made from polyethylene polymer, one of the most durable materials used in garden accessories. The manufacture of this stone water features means that it is completely weather proof.


10 Best Water Features: The Wooden Water Feature – Wooden Barrel With Pump

Product Description

This wooden water feature just looks like a classic. Think old-school pub with benches and an overgrown garden. The wooden barrel has been given an aged effect, and the realistic cast iron pump has been given period features that really are very effective. If you are looking for a wooden water feature that takes you back in time, yet is reliable and modern, this is the one for you! There is no need to worry about this wooden water feature leaking; the barrel has a water proof liner made from rubber. The mains powered pump has a 10m outdoor cable, perfect for the majority of gardens.

10 Best Water Features: The Waterfall Water Feature – Blagdon 1054355 Liberty Waterfall Jug

Product Description

A water feature is a delight for the senses, and this waterfall water feature delivers on all fronts. Seeing and listening to moving water is just perfect. This waterfall water feature is a little different from the others on our list; this one has a chargeable lithium battery and therefore runs mains free! There is no need to bring electricity into your garden to power this waterfall water feature. Another feature for your senses are the LED lights that provide a beautiful illumination at nighttime, and the control panel gives access to a timer function. There is the option to upgrade to a solar panel to charge the battery, but we think that one of the beauties of this waterfall water feature is the ability to be able to put it wherever you want to put it. This waterfall water feature will bring alive any garden or patio that it is situation in.


10 Best Water Features: The Bird Bath Water Feature – Pizzaro Solar Bird Bath Water Feature

Product Description

Bird baths are really important in any garden that you are attempting to attract birds into. Having a bird bath water feature not only adds a stunning visual interest in your garden but also can help to keep the water oxygenated and fresh. This bird bath water feature has three fountain heads so that you can choose between 1, 6, or 8 jets. One aspect we really liked about this bird bath water feature is that even when the weather is overcast, the backup battery will kick in so that your bird bath water feature will continue to run. We loved the LEDs on this bird bath; there is so much going on in gardens during the night! This great bird bath water feature is made from polyresin, meaning that it is UV and frost resistant.


10 Best Water Features: The Modern Water Feature – Blumfeldt Schönbrunn Sphere Fountain

Product Description

Sometimes garden water features can look a bit old and dated, not this one! This modern water feature would be a stylish addition to any outdoor space with its curved black-grey basalt base and a black fountain sphere. When on, there is a constant stream of water via a staircase of on the skin of the ball. The pump then brings the water down into the pool and up to start its journey again. This modern water feature has a powerful 2W solar panel and a battery for those days when the sun does not shine, running for up to 8hrs. This modern water feature goes to prove that a water feature can look very stylish!


10 Best Water Features: The Small Water Feature – Rolling Marble Ball Water Feature Fountain

Product Description

Small garden? Don’t worry! This small water feature has a marble ball with a diameter of 10cm. The sphere on this small water feature sits on a marble base that is simple in style, but elegant. When you open the box, all you will need to do is to attach the base to the pump then add water! The water runs continuously, and with a simple flick of the hand, the ball will change its rotation. The marble has been finely ground, creating a perfect sphere, the water moves as if it is frictionless. Suitable for outdoor or indoor use, this small water feature is stunning to look at and a great price.


10 Best Water Features: The Indoor Water Feature – Indoor Table Water Fountain Feature with LEDs – Ripple Rock Wall

Product Description

There is nothing more restful than the sound of moving water. Why should this relaxing sound be confined to the garden? This is a beautiful little indoor water feature that will brighten up a dark corner, or become the centre piece on your table. This indoor water feature would be a very simple way to add some tranquillity and peace into your home, and would also make a perfect gift for a friend who could do with some calm!

10 Best Water Features: The Best Water Feature Cleaner – Hydra Fountain Clear

Product Description

If you are going to have a water feature, then you really need to find the best water feature cleaner available on the market. The Hydra Fountain Clear is effective whatever the weather might through at you in the UK and is widely regarded as one of the best water feature cleaners out there. It is very simple to use. Clean your water feature (or remove from the box!) and fill with fresh water. You then need to give your water feature a ‘shock dose’ and then set in place a weekly addition of the Hydra Fountain Clear to your water feature as a maintenance dose. We have chosen this as our choice for the best water feature cleaner because of its high concentration of disinfectant. It has a unique formula, which means it will keep clean all water features regardless of what they are made from. A note from the manufacturer: “Do not use Hydra Fountain Clear in fountains and water features with plants, fish or invertebrates.”

Water features: The Buyers Guide

There are so many different water features out there available on the market today. There are a few important factors that you will need to consider when you are choosing which one to buy.

Choosing the Best water feature for you: size and power source


Do you have a spot already for a water feature in your garden, or is this an idea for future development in your garden? Think about how the size and positioning of a water feature is going to change the look and sound of your garden. Is your new water feature going to be the main new focal point in your garden, or is it going to be an accent piece in an existing display? If you are thinking about a large water feature, do consider how loud it might be and how close your neighbours are to the water feature!

Power source

Another important factor to consider (it is surprising how many people neglect to consider this!) if your water feature will be mains powered, how close is the nearest appropriate socket? Solar powered water features sound and look amazing. No unsightly cables or anxiety about the whole water and electricity situation. BUT, do you have a shady garden or an open garden that is exposed to full sun for a lot of the day? This will probably answer your question on power source! However, as we have seen from a few of our favourite water features, there are some solar powered water features that also have a backup battery for those days when the sun does not shine; have we found the best of both worlds?

Water features!

We hope that you have found our list interesting and informative. Who knew that there were so many options out there that are available to purchase on the market today?! If you click on any of our suggestions, do read through the manufacturer descriptions to make sure that the water feature is the best fit for you. If you like the style but not the particular water feature, have a look around, you never know what is out there.

We love gardens and relaxing in them, but when discussing items that need power, and power to a gardening accessory that needs water, we do recommend that you research the safest way to power your water feature and to ask for professional advice if you have any questions.


Do you have a water feature in your garden at the moment? What led you to choose it? Do comment below and add a picture of the water feature in your garden.


Happy gardening!

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