Water features provide an attractive sight with many models that provide a relaxing background sound of tinkling water.  The constant movement also helps bring your garden to life. Its presence, sound and movement helps to create an aura of tranquillity while also encouraging wildlife into your garden.

Traditional & Contemporary

Larger gardens lend themselves to elegant ponds or streams that wind round terraces. Smaller gardens benefit from self contained units many of which are child friendly. You can choose from contemporary to traditional styles made from copper, or stainless steel, reconstituted stone or colourful resin.

wildlife and water featuresWildlife and water features really bring a garden to life. Water adds sound and movement while they can also add attractive and definitive focus points. Or brighten up awkward spaces that you do not know what to do with and are spoiling the overall effect of your garden. Perhaps where neither plants nor grass will grow?


Whether you have a large, small, town or country garden and whatever your tastes you will find something to suit.  There is so much choice today, which also includes the introduction of solar power. This means no installation costs and instant effect! For larger gardens, a pond is a great way to bring wildlife into your outdoor spaces and on summer days you can watch dragonflies or water boatmen skimming the water!

Contemporarywildlife and water features

water featuresContemporary materials to create big bold modern designs are stainless steel, granite or resin. These types of water features are often seen in stylishly modern urban gardens.  You only have to visit Chelsea or Hampton Court Flower Shows to witness the extraordinary displays of modern water features. Water walls made of glass is another water feature that is becoming increasingly popular.

Stone, Marble, Stainless Steel

The more traditional fountain is often made from stone, marble or a concrete mix and looks good in any garden, urban or country. So install a water feature and enjoy the extra touch it puts to your garden. Remember wildlife and water features go together like a horse and carriage!





B. Rendell April 2021

I would like to say how delighted we are with the work carried out. Mel, Paul and Tony all worked very hard, they totally took on board the specific need relating to safety as well as the general garden issues. Paul and Tony were excellent at consulting and discussing with me what I felt best in terms of the brief and adjusting if and as necessary, constantly pleasant and polite to deal with. Mel had picked up on particular issues from the first consultation and offered valuable advice. The outcome means a great deal less worry for me going forward.
Altogether a very positive experience and outcome which I would not hesitate to recommend to others.

Stephen March 2021

Dom and Adam's work (garden maintenance) is greatly appreciated. Dom really listened to everything we discussed very carefully and went out of his way to understand and then act upon that discussion. We are extremely pleased with the work done - both to the pond and pyracantha.


We have been coming to Hambrooks for years and it's our favorite garden centre because of its friendly helpful staff and a great selection of plants and trees and the garden design ideas.

“We wanted to write and say how pleased we are with our low maintenance garden makeover. We are very impressed with the attitude of your staff who were prepared to listen to our requirements. Your team John and Rick brushed up and left everything tidy at the end of the day. We now have a garden we can manage and it looks great. THANK YOU HAMBROOKS.”

Mr & Mrs Venables, Southampton. April 2019

“Dear Josh & Mike We just want to say you both did a brilliant job of designing our garden along with the guys who did the work who were amazing. A few weeks on its looks even better now some of the plants are blooming. Thank you!!”

Michelle Sullivan,Fareham. June 2019

“Hambrooks workmanship was so good on the patio, that it took the majority of their time to remove the old stake!!!! Lol it’s what I have come to expect from Hambrooks – always perfection & great workmanship!!!

Mr & Mrs Gazzard, Winchester July 2019

“To James, John & Rikki. Thank you so much, we are delighted with our new garden. We really appreciate the attention to detail, the high quality workmanship and the standard of the finished project. We are amazed at how John & Rikki resolved the difficulties of the site and by the quality of their craftmanship. It was a pleasure to work with them and thank you for making our ideas into something we will enjoy for years to come.”

Mr & Mrs Rogers, Southampton. July 2019

“Dear Tess, Ian & Gareth, thank you for working so hard to produce our beautiful new front garden. You engaged with us throughout the process from initial concept to its completion, which more than surpassed our expectations. Your work ethic, professionalism and dedication were exemplary. Once again thank you!”

Mr & Mrs Springett, Gosport. September 2019

"Dear Kevin, The garden looks amazing and we can’t thank you and the team enough for the transformation. It’s much easier now for Colin to get around so we’re looking forward to some nice weather to fully enjoy our new garden. In the meantime we are enjoying looking at it from indoors!"

Mr J Bastian, Fair Oak. October 2019

"I'm writing to say how impressed I am with the 2 gents you sent to me last week to carry-out the autumn maintenance. They achieved so much in 1 day, clearly understand their plants and were a pleasure to have around the home and family. I do hope they are able to return to my garden especially when we get into the regular maintenance next year. Please pass on my thanks to the team."