How to build a garden stream water feature

This video shows you the full process involved in building a garden stream water feature. This natural looking and relaxing garden stream is built using pond liner and concrete. A small submersible pond pump is used to return water back to the top of the garden stream. Pebbles are used around the edge and bottom of the garden stream to create a really natural look.




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  1. Mario on January 6, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    What a great video! Well done you. The stream looks amazing, you’ve transformed a small humble garden into a beautiful and enchanting space. I love it! One question, I’m assuming your pump was electric. I don’t have electricity in the garden, do you think it would be possible to use a smart solar pump? And could you advise where to get one powerful enough.. Thanks ..

  2. Sandeep Warraich on January 6, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Nice video , so calmly you told what to take care and what to avoid , thanks

  3. Peter Gale on January 6, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    I have had to make mine lower , as the pump would run dry in the warmer weather. Just finnishd digginng out a larger hole for the pump to help retain more water when it drains drains back after I turn it off. Also linned it with concreat for safety. Waiting to swich back on again.!!!

  4. House Fairy on January 6, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Gorgeous! I want to create a large system of water features, rivers, pond and water butts in my garden and connect my rainwater gutters to it all.

  5. Jessica Beecroft on January 6, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    What kind of pump did you use please

  6. Smyrna on January 6, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Let justice flow down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream

  7. Mohd Fauzi Kadri on January 6, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Terbaik la bro

  8. mh94 on January 6, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Yesss thank you so so much, I have been waiting for this particular video!!! 🤩💖💕💕💕

  9. Martin Van Der Sande on January 6, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Well done and lovely video too!

  10. Carole Baines on January 6, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Hi Craig, Ive been following your videos for a long time now, and seen how it has changed. Its looking great, but I have a question – why do you keep the small strip of grass? Why not add gravel and more stone? Seems like a lot of maintenance for such a small patch of grass!

  11. S Cox on January 6, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    That was really helpful. Ive got a tiny space and i want to put a stream in, this was by far the most relatable tutorial.

  12. No Rocket Science Build on January 6, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    I got an urge for it now.

  13. Matthew Farrell on January 6, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Great video, planning to build a small stream for the fernery we are building (although in the hot Aussie temps we have here, I want water evaporation to maintain humidity lol).

    I had a question, whats is your overall fall from the top to bottom? I guess the old mathematics rise over run.

  14. The Water Boy UK on January 6, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Great idea and looks impressive👏👏👏👏

  15. Graham Hyde on January 6, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks for the video,very informative and great that you costed parts,want to make one a little wider but about same length ,would you recommend bigger pump or is this ok ?

  16. Allie Lee on January 6, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Another great video Craig, thank you for this 🙂 . I remember way back when you first created your stream and very much want to build one myself so appreciate all the detailed advice in your video. Just need to work out now how I can squeeze one into my patch, it is going to be a challenge!!!

  17. Otterly Charming on January 6, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Hello, thank you for the great video. I LOVE all your plants. Would you happen to know the name of some of them? I wish I could figure out how to add a picture as I’ve circled the ones I’m interested in.

  18. Sian's Country Life on January 6, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    What a great project , very clear and detailed information too . I thought that I couldn’t have a stream because I have a dog …now I see that it could be possible . What pump did you use etc ? ..many thanks 😊😊😊

  19. MrWayno79x on January 6, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Awesome, thanks for the tips

  20. A Sensible Young Man on January 6, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Beautiful stream and great advice. How much does it cost to run the pump on a yearly or monthly basis? Did you notice a big increase in your electric bill? Thanks.

  21. patrick jackson on January 6, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    What pump did u use ?

  22. Antoine Calleja on January 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Interesting as always mate, it’s simply amazing 👍

  23. Fleurdwi Cooking on January 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Its fantastic ! Thank you for all the details ! Soon , I will try to make this water stream in my backyard…

  24. Passwithdotcom on January 6, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Congratulations on a beautiful garden. I’ve been hunting around for exactly this type of look. Is the pump simply left on the bottom of the lower pool and then covered with stones.
    The pool doesn"t look very deep. Is it not necessary to put in some sort of filter? How long is your stream? I want to put in one that is about 4ms long. Do you think that pump is strong enough?

  25. hfe18 on January 6, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    I’ve been looking similar for this for years and here it is.thank you very much

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