Portland's Water Feature Specialists

What do you want from a water feature?

There is no wrong answer. The soothing sound, the cooling effect, fish to feed by hand, a backyard oasis- all yours with a great water feature.

No other landscape element carries the same potential a water feature does. The potential for beauty, for joy- for years to come. 

What type of water feature do you want?

There are many of options for backyard water features. Formal, natural, pondless, bubblers- we have done them all!

We will work with you to design one to fit your life, yard, and budget. All of our water features are built with skill and knowledge that comes from experience. Your finished water feature will be beautiful, reliable, and really work with the rest of your landscaping!

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SW Alice St Portland Oregon Water Feature
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Koi Pond Water Features

You can trust Ross NW Watergardens to create a true home for your koi.

We will ensure that your pond is the proper depth and your koi have places to hide. Filtration will keep your pond clean and clear. High efficiency pumps will operate silently and last for years. An autofill valve protects your fish and pumps. And most of all- your koi pond will be beautiful!



This is one of our specialties! These authentic Japanese water features can be a focal point that delights for years. They are generally not large and only produce a trickle of water. This makes them ideal for an entry or small courtyard landscape design.

There are many versions of the tsukubai. For the basin we can use a basalt boulder, granite bowl, or man made pot. The spout can be bamboo, wood, or copper. The surrounding landscaping can be finished many ways.

Have a small area that you want to do something special with? A Japanese hand washing station could be the perfect solution!


Natural Ponds

Rood Bridge Park in Hillsboro, Oregon has a large natural pond with a stream and two large falls.

The project was designed by landscape architect Sadafumi Uchiyama. We completely remodeled the water feature and installed all the surrounding landscaping in 2008.

If you have a stream fed pond that needs filtration or isn't as attractive as it could be contact us for a free consultation.


Ross NW Watergardens Builds A Pond (Video)