June and April’s tropical waterfall garden


Our names are Joni and April, and we’re from Barnsley in the North of England. We have recently moved to a brand new property with a rectangle of grass for the garden. Over the last five months we have transformed the garden into the beginning of a tropical paradise, the main feature of which is a poolless waterfall. Neither of us had ever planned a garden before. However, we have done all the work ourselves by using YouTube videos and online articles for help.

The planting is on a tropical theme, mainly with small plants we can see growing inside, with some large tree ferns and palms to provide some height from the start.

With a dramatic tropical feel, the hard work has clearly paid off.

A view of the tropical patio garden from another angleLooking at the garden from another angle.

Gravel and stone garden paths meander around small beds of tropical plants.This view better shows the waterfall and the beautiful stone paths. There is a great transition from the formal pavers of the seating area to the more informal gravel paths in the rest of the garden. And the waterfall makes a great statement; I bet it looks great too!

A stone path leads to a small seating area.A great place to sit and enjoy the garden

Near the garden waterfall without pondThe design of this waterfall is pondless, meaning that instead of having an attached pond, the waterfall is only pumped from a hidden reservoir. It offers the beauty of a waterfall but in less space and without the maintenance of a pool.

If you want to see more of how Joni and April created this cool waterfall, check out their Instagram: @jonnysjunglegarden

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