Dangle your toes in the cool water on a hot summer afternoon. Your prize pet koi nibble on lettuce you hold for them. Frogs chirp on a cool spring evening. These are the experiences that only a garden pond can bring to your landscape.
Meadows Farms constructs both natural and formal water features as well as fish and koi ponds from 25 gallons to more than 25,000 gallons. Most water gardens require less annual maintenance than the same area of lawn. Our designers utilize the best quality components and high-efficiency pond pumps to design and build beautiful, low-care water features.
Crashing waterfalls and trickling streams add movement and sound to a garden pond, but also oxygenates the water to contribute to maintaining a healthy, clear water garden. Waterfalls can often run right through the winter months.
Streams add interest to the garden pond even when there is not sufficient elevation change to allow for a waterfall. They are ideal for introducing water plants such as Japanese Iris and Sweetflag that thrive on the edges of shallow moving streams.
For customers interested in professional installation (with a minimum $1,000 contract), our landscape designers will arrange to meet you at your home. A thirty-minute to one-hour consultation (for installation customers only), estimate, and design sketch are included in the $49 design fee. Additional design and consultation is available at the rate of $65 per hour.
Whether you are planting for yourself, or want Meadows Farms to do the planting for you, our designers are available mid-March through mid-June and September through October at many of our nurseries. There is no charge for this design service and no appointment is necessary. Please bring any photos and/or a sketch of the area to be landscaped. Contact your local Meadows Farms garden center for hours and designer availability.
Meadows Farms’ 23-acre Landscape nursery in Chantilly, Virginia is dedicated to our installation clients. Extensive display gardens showcase patios, walkways, stone walls, ponds, and lush plantings. You are invited to drop by Monday through Friday from 8 am through 4 pm, or you can contact us directly with the form below to make an appointment with one of our design staff.
Please note – from April 1st through June 15th the demand for our design services allows us to serve only customers interested in design and installation work. Do-it-yourselfers are encouraged to visit one of our Meadows Farms garden centers that offers design assistance.
Attention Washington D.C. residents: We apologize that we are currently unable to serve design and installation requests except for customers who have previously used our services.