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Jonny and April’s Tropical Waterfall Garden

Transforming a new home

gravel and stone garden paths winding around small beds of tropical plants

Our names are Jonny and April, and we are from Barnsley in the north of England. We recently moved into a brand-new property with a rectangle of grass for a garden. Over the last five months we have transformed the garden into the beginnings of a tropical paradise, the main feature being the pondless waterfall. Neither of us had ever undertaken a garden project before; however, we have completed all of the work ourselves through the use of YouTube videos and online articles for assistance.

The planting is all on a tropical theme, with mainly smaller plants we can watch grow in ourselves, with a couple of larger tree ferns and palms to provide some height from the outset.

small patio garden with lots of tropical plantsThe hard work has clearly paid off, with a dramatic tropical feel already established.

view of tropical patio garden from another angleLooking out at the garden from another angle

gravel and stone garden paths winding around small beds of tropical plantsThis view reveals a better look at the waterfall and the beautiful stone paths. There is a great transition from the formal pavers of the sitting area to the more informal gravel paths in the rest of the garden. And the waterfall makes a great statement; I bet it sounds great too!

stone path leading to small seating areaA perfect spot to sit and enjoy the garden

close up of pondless garden waterfallThis waterfall design is pondless, meaning that instead of having an attached pond the waterfall flows into, it simply is pumped up from a hidden reservoir. This offers the beauty of a waterfall but in less space and without the maintenance of a pond.

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


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  1. sandyprowse 07/24/2023

    Splendid work! Looks just amazing. I love the waterfall without a pond. A marvellous idea. Just an excellent tropical garden you have made in no time at all. Congratulations!

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    user-7007816 07/24/2023

    Congratulations on a creating a beautiful oasis. The waterfall is an inspiration.

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    simplesue 07/24/2023

    Always interesting to see the unique ideas and themes people have for their gardens- you really captured a tropical feeling here, and the sound of the water must be so magical among all the pretty palms! Your own vacation get-away spot!

  4. btucker9675 07/24/2023

    So very nice - love your beautiful waterfall!!

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