After the grandeur of the mechanized fountains and the giant scale of the courtyard waterlily pools at Longwood Gardens, I thought I’d also show you the smaller, more intimate water features on display there.
This stream, looking like it has always been here, could be easily overlooked among all the spectacle.
This raised circular pool that intersects the long colour-blocked border is approachable and easy to experience by walking around. The concrete edge is softened by a hedge of lavender.
This angular courtyard pond is in full bloom with hardy waterlilies and can be enjoyed from a comfortable vantage point.
This small formal pool with its central fountain is encircled by a riotous display of colour (pink and yellow should never be seen together?!) from varieties of New Guinea impatiens and coleus, as well as towers of tropical Mandevilla.
Nerves of steel here with colour. How about you?