When planning the laying of an artificial reservoir on your site, the general design of the territory should be taken into account. Regular and landscape styles in the landscape design are used quite often and widely. Therefore, a regular pond is the most commonly used form of an artificial reservoir. On this page below you can see numerous photos of ponds and gardens in a regular style and read a brief description of various examples.
The image of order, accuracy, the elegance of a symmetrical pattern. Small regular gardens were often arranged in Russian estates, where a regular French parterre (front part) was located in front of the house, an English landscape park began behind the house, and fields and forests began behind the park.
Which garden is more difficult to care for – regular or landscape?
Regularly you need to cut hedges and trees, weed, plant annuals installs, but the garden in a landscape style can not take care of itself. The English proverb is true: “The garden is alive while the gardener is alive,” any garden runs wild without care and ceases to be a garden.
A regular pond is a pond that has the correct geometric shape: round, square, oval or rectangular (maybe with cutouts in the corners), sometimes a regular 6- or 8-gon. In contrast to the “natural” formal pond should not be large, its form should be read at a glance immediately, the whole thing. A pond of a regular style should have an effective edging of the sides made of a material suitable for the general style of the garden. For this purpose, high-strength brick, laid with a narrow side to the pond, and paving stones are suitable, the frame of wood, flat natural stone, and slabs from it, as well as concrete and ceramic plates, looks interesting. For safety reasons, any surface near a body of water should not become slippery and dangerous under the influence of atmospheric precipitation or spray. Formal ponds should be freely visible.
Gardens, fully executed in a regular style, are now almost never found, but elements of a regular style are relevant and appropriate in a garden of any style and size.
A few examples of modern options for regular devices.
The center of the rosary, made in the regular style, is a raised square regular pond with a fountain, the “vertical” which organizes a strong contrast with the horizontal of the stalls with roses. Roses look spectacular in symmetrical geometric figures of stalls bounded by a low hedge, in England for this purpose they would most likely use boxwood, in Russian gardens it is unreliable, it is successfully replaced with spirea, barberry or current Alpine Schmidt form.
Landscape Style of the Garden
On one of the levels of the terraced garden on a steep slope, there is a front zone – a patio paved with concrete tiles of two colors, gray and pink. A rectangular pond with a depth of 1.2 m with edges decorated with gray slabs decorates the garden’s landscape-style patio. In summer, the kingdom of nymphs is here, and in order not to worry about grandchildren, at the bottom of the reservoir there is a structure made of wooden grates with legs, located 20 cm below the surface of the water surface. These safety gratings not only did not disfigure the reservoir but even made it more interesting.
Garden in a Regular Style
It is impossible to imagine this garden in a regular style without a round pond located in the entrance zone in front of the house along its axis of symmetry. The round shape allowed the pond to fit into a small space commensurate with the house and garden. In terms of it, it is a circle with a diameter of 4.8 m, its depth is 1 m, which is enough to winter the nymphs in place, without excavation from the pond. A step is provided along the perimeter at a depth of 30 cm, starting from which the walls of the pond are lined with ordinary cobblestones hiding black butyl rubber. The banks are decorated with river pebbles of different sizes.
Tall shrubs and trees surround the pond from the north and west sides, from the south it is rinsed by weeping yellow-bark willow branches. The east coast is open to the sun, because for good flowering nymphaea should be lit by the sun for 5-6 hours a day. From most of the viewpoints of the site on the surface of the pond, you can see interesting reflections – houses, flowering plants, benches.
Regular Style of Landscape Design
Many gardeners hesitate to use geometric elements such as a circle or a rectangle when planning a garden, and in vain, such figures fit perfectly into the landscape garden. A square pond, surrounded on three sides by plants, with overgrown nymphs inside, looks like part of a large mix border.
The regular style of landscape design can be mitigated by using the correct form of the reservoir.
A square pond looks completely different, it was designed as part of a regular-style patio, a strict stall is visible next to it, absolutely identical pots with boxwood balls are placed at the four corners of the pond, emphasizing the symmetry of this regular undertaking.
Landscape Style Landscape Design
The landscape style of landscape design is expressed in the manner in which a round-pit stall is made in London Holland Park. Four symmetrical parts of the stalls with irises surround a round pond with an original fountain – a typical example of a regular composition.
This pond divides the path into two equal parts, passing in the middle. The water in it is always clean thanks to the plants growing in it – nymphaea, arrowhead, and rump. A pond is adjacent to the recreation area, a win-win reception in the design of the garden. Being in this part of the garden adjacent to the house, you can relax, dream, sunbathe, admire the aquatic plants.
Regular and Landscape Styles
A small pond of a triangular shape is framed by solid stone tiles and a large boulder, its ceramic sculptures adorn.
A common modification of a formal reservoir in a regular and landscape style is a raised reservoir. Such ponds are made in patios, it would be strange to arrange it in the back of the garden. The bowl of such a reservoir is partially deepened, partially raised above the surface of the earth, the height of the raised part should not be too large, optimally 30-40 cm, otherwise, such a significant moment of decorativeness of the water mirror as reflection is lost. The higher the mirror of water is above the ground, the smaller the number of attractive surrounding objects will be reflected if you observe the surface from a height of human growth. Another significant point: the finish of the raised part must be impeccable, and its material must correspond to the general style, it can be stone, wood, metal, landscape glass. In such a pond, you can plant aquatic plants or run ornamental fish, you can organize a fountain. Moreover, it is either “or” – or plants, or fish, or a fountain. The raised formal pond is a very attractive reception, it can wonderfully fit into the image of many modern gardens. During the construction of elevated ponds, there is no problem where to put the excavated land, it is much smaller, however, it is such a pond that is most vulnerable to frost, neither plants nor fish can winter in it. It is easiest to arrange a raised pond in a special form of fiberglass, coated with butyl rubber on the inside, and such structures can also be made of reinforced concrete. it can wonderfully fit into the image of many modern gardens. During the construction of elevated ponds, there is no problem where to put the excavated land, it is much smaller, however, it is such a pond that is most vulnerable to frost, neither plants nor fish can winter in it. It is easiest to arrange a raised pond in a special form of fiberglass, coated with butyl rubber on the inside, and such structures can also be made of reinforced concrete. it can wonderfully fit into the image of many modern gardens. During the construction of elevated ponds, there is no problem where to put the excavated land, it is much smaller, however, it is such a pond that is most vulnerable to frost, neither plants nor fish can winter in it. It is easiest to arrange a raised pond in a special form of fiberglass, coated with butyl rubber on the inside, and such structures can also be made of reinforced concrete.
Another effective option is a multilevel formal reservoir. All of the above conditions must be met for this technique: a clear geometric shape, small size, carefully selected finishing material. Water from one form flows in a thin flat stream into a form located below, there can be several levels. And already from the last reservoir with the help of a pump through a flexible hose enters the upper reservoir. Such a spectacular structure should have a good overview.
On a relief site, a regular reservoir can only be raised in some parts of the perimeter. Decorative sides of such a reservoir will become not only its decoration but also a place of gatherings, for example, during the reception of guests.