Container Water Gardens

Aquascape Inc.
by Aquascape Inc.
Container water gardens are a great way to get your feet wet with water features. They're small and pretty! Add a fountain or even a couple small fish like Rosy Reds. More water garden images at
Directions for making this cute container water garden can be found at
A whimsical dripping pot adds fun to your garden. Add a glass globe for visual interest.
A simple fountain - but be forewarned - your dog will probably enjoy getting a drink here!
Got an old bathtub? Don't toss it ... stick it in the garden and fill it with aquatic plants and a fountain!
If you love waterlilies but don't have a pond, simply grow them in a water-tight container. Be sure they receive at least 6 hours of full sun.
Another whimsical fountain created with a teapot and cup.
Garden centers carry patio ponds made specifically for container water gardens.
You can always use a container you have on hand. This one was sealed to make it water tight. A few water lettuce plants float on top.
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  • Cheryl Baxter Cheryl Baxter on Mar 18, 2016
    are the directions to make the water garden, image # 3 available?
  • Sjt29229935 Sjt29229935 on May 17, 2019

    Love all the ideas, however, won't the standing water be a breeding ground for mosquitos? We have enough of those already and certainly don't want to give them a home close to where we gather. Do you treat the water with anything? Between the racoons, cats and other critters that roam our area, I doubt fish would survive.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on May 17, 2019

    Hopefully you don't have feral cats!!!!Maybe put a small opening fencing over it?

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  • Earlene Earlene on May 24, 2019

    Yes I will try this project. I want to do the teapot and teacup water garden. Where do I get the instructions?

  • Lisas Rexstar Lisas Rexstar on Mar 11, 2021

    I noticed that the teapot & cup are a "Tea for One" set. I got mine at Barnes and Noble, believe it or not! Any thrifted pair will work. I have a couple of fountains in my house, so no worries about pests.