Backyard Pond Ideas

Do you want to have a private backyard pond which is not very fancy but let's get you started?

Get some inspiration from our list of 19 backyard pond ideas which you can get with a minimal budget and some ingenious planning. 


Backyard Pond Ideas For a Small Budget

1. Serene Water Backyard Pond Idea

Backyard Pond Idea Water Flowing Through Rocks

The crystal clean water following through the well-positioned rocks. The surrounding multi-diverse types of bush create a natural look which will be envy to anyone.

2. Water on Light Backyard Pond

Backyard Pond Idea With Water on Light

Water falling on the light gives the glow. You are not limited to just yellow light but mix it up as per your liking, and you will have colored water fountain.

Surround your backyard pond with perennial or annual flower and your backyard pond will be a magnet to birds.

3. Backyard Pond With a Fish

Backyard Pond With Fish


Adding a Big bright fish in a pond will keep your backyard pond clean and bring some life to it. 

4. Lotus with a Zen Backyard Pond Idea

Lotus for Zen Backyard Pond Idea


A small backyard pond with a lotus flower and seating arrangement on the side creates the zen-like environment.

5. Rendezvous of Koi Fish with Backyard Pond

Rendezvous of Koi Fish


You don’t need to dig the whole backyard to create your own backyard pond. A simple low depth backyard can bring beauty to your landscape.

6. Multiple Water Plants in Backyard Pond

Multiple Water Plants in Backyard Pond

@Michael Bales

Adding water plants such as lotus and adding bright color fish can make your pond looks absolutely stunning. Who would have thought that?

7. Garden Serenity

Garden Serenity

@Philip Kuntz

Well let's admit it, this size may not be possible if you live in urban areas, but you can certainly take inspiration and modify it for your backyard pond.

8. Backyard Pond Aqua Marine

Backyard Pond Aqua Marine


Release some Fish in the backyard pond, it keeps the lake clean and who doesn’t like colorful fish in their backyard pond.

9. Sprouting with Backyard Pond

Sprouting with Backyard Pond


You can get started with a backyard pond even with a small space. To get started simply begin by digging a hole, and placing some rocks. Did we say you can get started at any backyard?

10. Backyard Pond Lotus Galore Idea

Backyard Pond Lotus Galore Idea

@Andrew Huang

A full bloom lotus with its broad water leaves provides the natural beauty to your backyard pond. It also attracts other some insects and animals to your pond.

11. Lovely Nature Backyard Pond Ideas

Lovely Nature Backyard Pond Ideas

A picture-perfect combination of plants, water, and Koi fish. This is a good inspiration for the next backyard pond.

12. Naturalist Backyard Pond

Natural Backyard Pond

Just look at this, A single bright orange fish in the backyard pond. This is a low maintenance pond for beginners.

13. A Simple DIY Backyard Pond Idea

Simple Pond

@Les Orchard

Plain and straightforward backyard pond. Nothing is happening much YET. Just a lake and surrounding vegetation. An excellent DIY Backyard pond idea for anyone.

14. Small But Beautiful Backyard Pond

A Tree and Small Backyard Pond


You did not see this coming. A tree with a face and small backyard pond with two flowers in it. And it does look beautiful. 

15. Wooden Fence Backyard Pond

Wooden Fence Backyards Pond


Need some privacy to your pond. Get all the inspiration from here.

16. Personal Backyard Pond Waterfall

Backyard Waterfall

@Natraj Hauser

Who said you can’t have your personal  waterfall? A carefully placed rock, and the well-designed pond is all you need to get started.

17. Backyard Pond Pathway

Backyard Pond Pathways

@Alexis Fisher

A wooden ramp and a pathway to nature bring beauty and calmness. You can get it started with a local trip to the home hardware store.

18. Simplistic Backyard Pond

Simplistic Backyard Pond


Another Backyard pond idea which you can do in your own backyard without breaking your back or bank.

19. Back Deck Backyard Pond

Backdeck Backyard Pond

@Alexis Fisher

A well-designed backyard pond complemented with clean serene water, lilies, fish and rocks.


Many people think getting a backyard pond is a hard job. But the truth is regardless of how much space you have, you can still come up with some design ideas to make your background different than others. 

We had included 19 backyard pond ideas which should let you get started. If you like these ideas or have any other design ideas which you like to share then let us know in the comment below. 

Best Backyard Pond Ideas Small Budget

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