Water in the garden offers one of the greatest opportunities for incredible dynamics and incredible failure. We'll begin with the use of water elements from a design perspective then the basics of water feature construction…including liners vs. concrete or metal, skimmers or not, filtration, pond or pondless. We will look at some “how to” techniques for reducing leak risks and efficiency of installation as well as enhancing stone and edge aesthetics. Finally, how about some bling possibilities that just make life more fun?
DeVore’s Land and Water Gardens
John DeVore is a designer, garden builder/project manager, teacher, and writer. He and his wife Nancy live on a farm near Cincinnati, OH.
He has applied his love of nature and people to the art and science of landscape design and garden building since 1979 when he established DeVore’s Land & Water Gardens.
Taking a holistic view of life, he has pursued not only excellence in design and craftsmanship, but also the philosophical/psychological/sociological dynamics of human connections of individuals with nature and one another.
John has been active in the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, North American Japanese Garden Association, The Stone Foundation, National Association of Pond Professionals, and more.
He was the founding U.S. partner of Robin Templar William’s Garden Design School USA and is a regular contributor to Sukiya Living magazine.
John offers training in design, stone and water feature construction, Japanese rock aesthetics, and naturalistic plant integration across the U.S. and Canada.