Free Backyard Pond and Water Garden Project Plans and Building Guides from The Family Handyman Magazine


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Build a Backyard Pond and Waterfall  A backyard pond with running water, floating plants and darting fish can make a bland space breathtaking. Keeping it attractive and trouble free with this building guide.

A Pond in a Box  Build an attractive but simple, above-ground pond in a weekend. It features a fountain and a trellis. It's attractive, yet you avoid the tough digging.

Build a Backyard Waterfall and Stream  Create a rippling, rock-lined stream with multiple waterfalls in your backyard.

Garden Pond and Deck

Plans for a rectangular reflecting pond with ground-level boardwalk.


Build a Pond and Fountain in One Day

Build a compact, yet attractive fountain and pond using simple off-the-shelf materials for less than $200.


Build a Water Garden with a Waterfall

Build your own pond and waterfall, then stock it with plants and fish.


Water Garden Stream

Add the magic of moving water to your backyard, with a waterfall and pond.


Build a Backyard Waterfall in One Weekend

Build a small pond with stonework and a waterfall in as little as one weekend.


Low-Maintenance Water Feature

You can build this beautiful artesian fountain in just two days.


How to Build a Garden Fountain

Modeled after an old millstone, this little fountain is the perfect size for a patio or small backyard.


How to Build a Bamboo Water Feature 

Here's a simple and elegant way to add a soothing waterfall to your backyard. Make this easy-to-build Japanese bamboo water feature in a single day.


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