Water Features

Custom Water Features – Planning and Design for NH, MA and ME Homeowners

Our architects will bring the sights and sounds of pure, rolling water right to you!

Designing custom water features and beautifying homes and commercial properties in

NH or MA is a dream task at Terrain Planning & Design. Nothing beats these creations. Along with our work as this part of New England’s first-call swimming pool designers, we are also a great first stop when water features are on your mind. We specialize in a variety of water elements including waterfall design and pond design to help make your outdoor space complete.

Water is the essence of all life on the planet. We know, on some deeper level, that we all come from water and, because of that, only the sound of cascading, pure water soothes on that level. Like fire pits, outdoor kitchens and stone patios, homeowners are increasingly investing in the sound of gently rolling water – a must for those whose daily path requires stopping once in a while for reflection, mindfulness and good times.

We can help create a tranquil backyard retreat designed for your relaxation

Here are some of the WATER FEATURES we can design for you

  • Ponds and natural pools
  • Water gardens
  • Water walls and stairways
  • Retaining wall fountains
  • Bubbling rock fountains
  • Column fountains
  • Copper tree fountains
  • Natural rock gardens

Engaging a landscape architect to design a backyard water features project is wise. We are familiar with site issues, proper drainage and all the beautiful rocks and stones these designs require. Bluestone, granite, fieldstone, flagstone, pavers, boulders are the common stone varieties we employ. All carry their own unique beauty.

Also, your new water feature should fit seamlessly in your overall landscape plan. We can look ahead to future improvement projects you might be considering.

Our water features design team will get an understanding of your needs so the plan we create is exactly what you want.  Upon completion of the design phase we offer “one-stop” project management, collecting bids from contractors and coordinating the project from beginning to end. We serve as your advocate to assure the best quality results in a project that stays within your budget.

Water Features | Let the movement of water move you…

If you are considering calling an ordinary landscape company for this complex job, please call us first. We will share ideas and options you may not have thought about and our initial design consultation is free!

Other SERVICES we offer:

  • Landscape Architecture and Design
  • Outdoor Kitchen Design
  • Project Management
  • Playground Design
  • Shoreline/Wetlands Permitting
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Swimming Pool Design

Ask About our Swimming Pool Design Ideas and View Our Portfolio! Our Recent Work Can be Found in The Following Towns and Cities 

NEW HAMPSHIRE                                      

  • Manchester
  • Bedford
  • Concord
  • Windham
  • Henniker/Hopkinton
  • New London/Lake Sunapee Region
  • Wolfeboro
  • Nashua/Hollis
  • Lincoln
  • Meredith
  • Moultonborough


  • Brookline
  • Concord
  • Newton
  • Norwell
  • Wellesley

Water features – their design and planning in NH, ME & MA – is just a call away. Build the outdoor retreat you’ve always wants and capture the healing power of water.

The “one-stop” water feature design and planning architectural firm in MA, NH and ME is Terrain. We are the residential architects to consult when it’s time to make your backyard complete with serenity ponds, water walls and stairs, water gardens, natural pools and more. See our extensive portfolio and then call for a free consultation, (603) 746-3512.

About Terrain Planning

Terrain Planning is a NH residential and commercial landscape architectural firm staffed with licensed landscape architects specializing in landscape architecture design and planning, land use planning, wetland permitting, landscape design, landscape contracting and construction project management with a keen eye for both natural and sustainable landscapes. Landscape design and architectural services include backyard landscape design, outdoor kitchen design, swimming pool design, patio, drive and walkway design, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, ponds and waterfalls, playground and park design, shoreline wetlands planning and permitting, shoreline erosion planning and construction, as well as residential development planning

Get In Touch

311 Kast Hill Road
Hopkinton NH 03229
Tel: (603) 746-3512

“Eric Buck with Terrain Planning is the most professional, versed, and creative architect that I have worked with in 30 years in the industry.”
ROB KEIM Keim Landscape Consulting
“Terrain planning and design have done several design projects for me. One of the few landscape design companies that will design and over see the project till the finish. Great company.”
Bryan Fournier Bryan Fournier Landscape & Irrigation
“We hired Eric from Terrain Planning to redesign the courtyard of our reproduction home in Henniker NH. The plans we received were absolutely top notch and beautiful.”
Russell Mann Henniker, New Hampshire

Featured Projects