This is a simple water garden we installed in Amherst, Massachusetts. Having a water garden doesn’t always mean incurring a huge cost with waterfalls and a big display.  It can also mean just having a beautiful granite basin and a bamboo water spout as you see above.  Over time the granite and bamboo age to have a more naturalistic look and blend into the landscape.  A pump is put in the basin and connected to the bamboo to stream water for that relaxing sound you seek.  This is just one idea of many to achieve a water garden without huge cost.