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.