A small pond adds ambiance and aesthetic pleasure to a garden, courtyard, or atrium. This is especially true if it includes a waterfall. There is something about falling water that is tranquilizing.
When I was traveling through Japan many years ago, I visited many traditional Japanese gardens. Having a background in landscaping, I found their design philosophy to be fascinating. I learned that Japanese gardens usually have these three basic elements: plants, water, and rocks. Their goal is to match the basic elements of nature.
My landscape designs typically included plants, rocks, and lighting but not water. After I saw the Japanese gardens, I added water to my design palette.
If you have a small garden or a small house and you want to carry the tiny theme into your yard, a small pond can do as much to create the atmosphere you want as a big one. Choosing a small pond also saves you money in building and maintaining it.
Small ponds are easy to love. Add some aquatic plants, fish, and lighting and they really become special.