We design and build rock pools and ponds, natural swimming ponds and billabongs, streams, wetlands and wetland filtration.

We design and build rock pools, ponds, natural swimming ponds, billabongs, streams, wetlands and wetland filtration systems. From a small patio pond or waterfall feature to large acreage projects even swimming pool conversions, we put the same attention to detail and creativity into all of our designs.
With over 20 years of global experience in pond and water garden design and construction, our forte is creating naturally inspired and efficient waterscapes from the smallest subtle feature to expansive ponds and lakes.

We utilise natural stone, aquatic plants, fish, and beneficial bacteria that work in harmony. Our creations invoke an escape from everyday life into your own private oasis of peace and relaxation.

We introduced Australia to the Aquascape pond equipment which we also use in our designs. Aquascape is the leader in pond products in North America and has lead the way in changing the way ponds and water gardens are built and enjoyed.

Waterscapes offers a full line of the latest in pond technology including the Black Construction Foam and professional grade Pond Skimmers. Its the same equipment we use everyday and we stand by it.

Waterscapes Australia – Changing the way Australia builds ponds.

“l can honestly say that Patrick has a true love for his job and made sure that I was satisfied all through the process. Patrick’s knowledge about fish, aquatic plants and their habitats is second to none and he’s genuinely interested in all things aquatic.”

Mike Busetti

Daisy’s Place Restaurant on QLD’s Sunshine Coast

Waterscapes offers a full line of the latest in pond technology including the Black Construction Foam and professional grade Pond Skimmers. Its the same equipment we use everyday and we stand by it.

Follow this Link for a you video of an installation we completed at Daisy’s Place Restaurant on QLD’s Sunshine Coast and more

Meet The Team

Patrick Handley is a Horticulturist , Permaculturist and Environmentalist with over 25 years of global experience.

Patrick grew up with permaculture, biodynamic agriculture and sustainable design, he studied Horticulture at QLD Agricultural College and completed his Permaculture Design Course in 1993.

Since then he has lived and worked in various countries around the world most notable for seven years in South and Central America where he taught Permaculture and Organic Agriculture, designed sustainable aquaculture systems and productive farm systems in the Amazon Basin to high in the Andes. He worked with NGO’s, orphanages and community groups on water and food security and organic food production, community composting programs and worm farming. He also hosted a weekly television segment in Ecuador introducing organic gardening and Permaculture.

In Canada Patrick founded a landscape design company specialising in natural ponds and streams and experimented with the many types of pond equipment and construction techniques.

By working with nature and through careful observation Patrick was able to combine exceptional construction techniques with ecology and create stunningly natural aesthetics.

He is inspired by the beauty of natural landscapes and transforming the ordinary into something beautiful and accessible – bringing the beauty of nature back into the everyday of our sometimes hectic environments.

Patrick’s inspirational water features are natural and efficient designs that combine environmentally friendly, innovative and energy saving technologies.

“I think that most of us have sat near a stream or pond and felt the positive effects. A waterfall not only oxygenates and cleans the water it also produces ions which have been shown to improve our mental state and outlook. Like a fire, running water is mesmerising and you can find your self transported to that same primordial place by a natural stream or waterfall.

During drought and really any time in parts of Australia I have been asked why would people want a pond due to the shortages of water. The answer in my experience is that the less perceived water there is the more people want to be around it. It’s a basic instinct that all life on this planet including humans will always want to be near water and we will create oases to enjoy and to use and benefit our environments. It’s just important to design and build them to be efficient as possible. Build them well.”

Darren Martin – Crew Super Visor

Darren Joined our team in back in 2013 and is our main crew leader. He is also an accomplished musician & artist with a passion for nature and water, Having grown up living beside a creek and 3 metre tall waterfall Darren has been playing with water ever since he was able to walk. Darren has extensive water feature building experience and has attended additional training at Aquascape Inc. head quarters in Chicago, Pondemonium conference in 2014. Darrens’ creativity and care on the job makes him a valued Rock Whisperer on our team.

Liam Guthrie – Crew Hand

Liam Joined our team in 2016 and is an accomplished stone mason, having built many a dry stacked wall and various other stone water features in his homeland of Scotland. After visiting Australia some years back he has returned and decided to call Australia home along with his wife and daughter. Liam has fast become another valued rock Whisperer of our team.

Mark Jones – Operations Manager

Mark Joined our team in 2015. He has been playing with fish for in excess of 30 years and has been involved in various aquaculture & industry projects, growing and breeding everything from micro-algae, plankton, hard & soft corals and more marine & freshwater fish species than he cares to name and count. He has an extensive biological knowledge about what goes on in your water and a thorough understanding of fish disease and recognition. He stems from a long history of fish keepers in his family and now in his spare time can be found digging holes in his backyard to add another water feature, much to his wifes delight. While at work he is normally behind the scenes organising various aspects of the up coming projects.