Copper rill and bowl water feature
Inspiration for a small contemporary courtyard garden in London.
Being close to water is also hugely beneficial for our mental and physical health, and an ongoing, pan-European research project, BlueHealth, led by the University of Exeter, is looking into this more closely.
Of course, we can’t all live near an ocean, river or lake, but by incorporating a water feature into your outdoor space, you can still enjoy its restorative effects. If space is tight, there are plenty of alternatives to a pond, such as a water bowl and rill like this. - brissarthe