The sound of running water is soothing and can add tranquility to any landscape. You can either pair a landscape waterfall with a pond or create one without a pond. These instructions describe how to design and build a waterfall without a pond.
(native gardening) Gorgeous mix of Mediterranean and California native plants in this low-water landscape designed by Arleen Ferrara of Satori Garden Design. This is like the California version of Beth Chatto's dry garden in the UK.
Garden bench built into rendered retaining wall. I like the way trees are also in the planter to create two layers, plus a narrow planting at foot of retaining wall and under garden seat. - Gardening And Patio
50 Pictures of Backyard Garden Waterfalls (Ideas & Designs)