Large pool with sculpture

Edinburgh Garden

This garden was built through the winter and spring of 2020 and designed by Ruth Gebbie for our clients in the Grange area of Edinburgh. The original brief was for a garden that included a moving water feature with a sculptural element, lighting, terracing and planting,...

Pond renovation complete

Fife Pond Renovation

Not all of our ponds are bespoke one-off designs from scratch but instead are renovations of existing ponds that have failed in some way.  This, however, does not hinder the creativity and workmanship shown by our team. This project is a great example of how we...

Scone Park Pond

This is Scone Park Pond.  We planted it many years ago and since then it has been invaded by narrow-leaved bulrush (Typha angustifolia.)  The seed was probably brought in on the feet of water birds or blown in directly.  It’s a nice plant but not...

Kay Park Pond, complete with fountain

Kay Park Pond

The pond at Kay Park in East Ayrshire has been officially re-opened and is being enjoyed by young and old visitors alike. The naturalisation project that Water Gems have worked on there has involved installing a boardwalk and creating a wetland and marginal beds. Plant establishment at the...

The Infinity Pool

This is an infinity pool we built in East Lothian over the winter of 2019 and 2020. The basic idea was to create a relatively long thin pool with a stainless steel edge at the far end so that the pool water looks continuous with the...

Infinity Troughs

A note from Nick Benge, Water Gems’ founding director. . . "These are some of my favourite water features that we have done. I love the way the water surface sits higher than the edge of the trough and the curved meniscus edge to the water. ...

A haven for wildlife

Livingston Garden Pond

A couple of years ago we did a pond renovation in a garden outside of Livingston. We went back recently to see how it was doing and were very pleased to see how wonderful it is looking. The clients have done a great job of looking after...

Edinburgh Pool

The brief here was to create a pool with clean lines, two waterfalls and a pool hut. The work was done over the winter of 2018/19 in some pretty bad weather and we discovered various underground services that were not on any drawings but the end...

Shapely Pond

The Shapely Pond

This is the “shapely pond” that we built over the summer of 2017. Apart from the pond we also re-laid the lawn and did various other work in the garden. The design originally came from New Dimensions Garden Designers where the brief was for a shallow, reflective,...