Excellent product and service. Our attractive solar water feature looks delightful in our garden and sounds so soothing.
Water Feature FAQs
Why choose a water feature?
It’s no wonder that in many cultures where the people live in hot countries, there is a pool or fountain either in the garden or even in the centre of the house (just as Roman houses had in-built pools of water in the atrium or entrance hall).
However, water features are not only for use in hot countries; the addition of a water feature or fountain to any garden will help to create a lush, restful atmosphere as well as being an irresistible attraction to local birds and wildlife.
Simply put, water features are beautiful and can only enhance the surrounding area by making an enchanting focal point in your garden.
Do you need a water supply for a water feature?
It’s a myth that you need a water supply to have a water feature. There are many self-contained water features available that won’t require a water supply or access to electricity to run. Browse our water feature installation guide to understand more about how to install water features of all kinds.
You also don’t need a large garden. Many water features are small enough to fit neatly in a smaller garden or even on a balcony without taking up too much space and if room is an issue, compact tabletop water features are ideal. A water feature of any size can help to purify the air, create balance in feng shui and become a prized possession to show off to all your friends.
Benefits of solar-powered water features
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly option, solar-powered water features are perfect. They’re energy efficient as they don’t require any additional power source other than sunlight to run.
Solar powered water features are easy to power – the solar panels required to make the water feature run can either be installed on the feature itself or in another spot that allows them to capture the most sunlight.
Try to choose the sunniest spot in your garden to make sure that your water feature runs smoothly and for as long as possible.
Looking for your perfect solar water feature? We have a helpful guide on the best solar water features guaranteed to transform your garden into a tranquil oasis.
Why buy your water feature from Primrose?
Easy Installation & Maintenance
Expert Customer Service Before & After Purchase
At Primrose, we think of ourselves as the water feature specialists; we have an enormous variety of water features and are constantly adding more to our range to give you the best choice possible. We also supply all the extras you need to get the most out of your feature, including pumps, reservoirs, lights and misters.
We filter our range to offer you only the best quality products – our water features like cascades and large water features are all carefully made to the highest standards and with the best materials.
We know that some people are put off by the thought of fiddling for hours to get the feature up and running and so have ensured that whether you choose a mains or solar-powered water feature, installation and maintenance couldn’t be easier.
Our staff are experts in water features and are always on-hand to answer any questions you may have both before and after purchase about our features, installation and maintenance. We have even developed a range of after-care products, such as our Frost-Free solution, to help you keep your water feature in tip-top condition year after year. Be sure to read our guide to protecting against frost in the Primrose Water Features Book under 'Chapter 10 - Looking After Your Water Feature'.
If you have any questions about any of our products or policies, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What plants can I grow in a planter water feature?
All plants need water to survive, but that doesn’t mean that all plants will thrive in a water feature environment. Water features can be very humid when exposed to sunlight and any soil is likely to be continually damp. This means that any plants you’re considering for your herb planter water feature should be able to thrive or at least withstand humid conditions.
Consider also the height of the plants – plants that grow tall could eventually detract from the appearance of your water feature by covering it entirely. Similarly, slow-growing plants can easily be missed in the landscape of larger water features.
Bear in mind that any plants you grow in your herb planter water feature will need proper maintenance to ensure that they don’t completely dominate the appearance of the feature!
Where is the best place to put a planter water feature?
There are a couple of ways to approach this. The practical approach dictates that you should place a planter water feature in a spot that gets both shade and sun throughout the day to support the healthy growth of the plants.
There’s also the Feng Shui approach which suggests that water features should be placed in the north, east or southeast corners of your garden. Try to ensure that water flows toward the house to allow Chi to enter the home if this is a belief you want to follow.
What's the best water feature?
While the best water feature is subjhective to your own needs, and your garden style, we can still guide you towards your favourite. Check out this guide to the best water features in the UK, all to be found at Primrose.
Primrose Water Features
Primrose offers a with a vast array of classical tiered stone fountains, elegant cascading figurines, contemporary stainless steel walls, natural stone monoliths, rusting corten features and charming self-contained woodland scenes of babbling brooks and tumbling streams. Your pump can be mains-powered, or you can choose an easily-installed and put-it-anywhere solar water feature or birdbath fountain. Whatever your budget, you'll find the water feature for you at Primrose.
Aside from the atmosphere, water features are also known for their ability to increase air quality and humidity and decrease noise pollution by drowning unwelcome noise with the calming sound of running water – a perfect addition to any garden.