Tranforming a boggy backyard into integrated water features.

River Bed Water Garden was once a backyard known to flood regularly.  Our goal was to design a plan that redirected large amounts of water. We designed a dry-river bed and ponds. The dry-river bed of pebbles fills with rainwater or snow melt and dissipates into the ground below.  The ponds help retain water and ramp up the design factor.  When the riverbed is dry it serves as a pathway. Frogs, toads, fish and birds love their habitat!

River Bed Water Garden Before and During Renovation