Rustic watersphere

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We do offer a nationwide installation service. We can discuss your requirements and liaise with landscapers where needed. The slate sphere is constructed in sections in order to make installation less complex. All of the sculptures are built so that they can be installed by two people, without lifting equipment.


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Description

The striking colours of the Rustic slate come alive when the water cascades down. Hand picked from the same quarry as the grey slate but with greater iron content in the stone, creating beautiful autumnal brown and orange colours. This slates compliments any browns already in the garden such as Corten steel fences or Rustic brick walls. The rustic slate is authentically Cornish and often seen in the slate walls lining the Cornwall coastal paths.

A stunning full sphere of handcrafted slate pieces. Meticulously placed together to form a beautiful feature. The majority of installations have the sphere at ground level, sometimes amongst planting, integrating it into the garden. Refer to technical diagram here Link. It is also possible for the sphere to sit at water level, over a pool. Our spheres can be made in sections which allows us to install in a variety of properties, even where there is no rear access to a garden. We have installed in courtyard gardens in Nottinghill where the only access was through a house, to roof terraces in London.

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Rustic watersphere

View our water Feature gallery
  • 1m Rustic Slate Watersphere
  • 800mm (medium) Rustic slate Watersphere™ set in the flowerbed against a Corten steel fence, surrounded by beautiful Aliums.
  • 1m Rustic Watersphere™ De Wint Court, Lincoln
  • 650mm Rustic Slate Watersphere™ in a small courtyard area
  • 650mm Rustic Slate Watersphere™ raised in a flower bed
  • 650mm Rustic Slate Watersphere™, Sevenoaks, Kent.
  • 650mm Rustic Slate Watersphere™, Tadworth
  • 650mm Rustic Slate Watersphere™, Tadworth.
  • 650mm Rustic Slate Watersphere™ Warrington, Cheshire.
  • 650mm Rustic Slate Watersphere™Merley House, Wimbourne.
  • 650mm Rustic Slate Watersphere Installed in a raised flower bed.
  • 800mm Rustic Watersphere™ Birds Eye View.
  • 800mm Rustic Watersphere™ displayed on our stand at RHS Hampton Court July 2022.
  • 800mm Rustic Watersphere™ displayed on our stand at RHS Hampton Court July 2022.
  • 800mm Rustic Watersphere™ in a beautifully landscaped courtyard garden, Poole.
  • 800mm Rustic Watersphere™ in a beautifully landscaped courtyard garden, Poole.
  • 800mm Rustic Watersphere™ in the middle of a recently landscaped partially paved garden, Manchester.
  • 800mm Rustic Watersphere™ Lincolnshire.
  • 800mm Rustic Watersphere™ set upon a large oval bed of matching loose slate chippings, Colchester.
  • 800mm Rustic Watersphere™ set upon a round bed of matching loose slate chippings, cut into the customers lawn.
  • 800mm Rustic Watersphere™ set upon a square bed of loose slate chippings, Tiverton.
  • 800mm Rustic Watersphere™ set upon a square bed of loose slate chippings, Tiverton.
  • 800mm Rustic Watersphere™
  • 1.2m Rustic Cornish slate Watersphere™
  • 1.2m Rustic Cornish slate Watersphere™
  • 500mm Rustic Watersphere™ displayed on Jeremy Hastings Tradestand at RHS Chelsea 2023
  • 650mm Rustic Dry Slate Sphere
  • 650mm Rustic Watersphere™ installed in  garden project in Rickmansworth.
  • Birds eye view of the 650mm Rustic Watersphere™ displayed on Jeremy Hastings Tradestand at RHS Chelsea 2023
  • 500mm Rustic Watersphere™ on a square steel surround. Installed in a beautiful garden in Portcatho, Cornwall which has matching steel edging on the vegetable patches.
  • 650mm Rustic Watersphere displayed at our 5 star award winning stand at RHS Chelsea 2024
  • Chelsea Pensioners admiring our stand at RHS Chelsea 2024
  • 1.2m (Extra Large) Rustic slate Watersphere™ on a 3m Corten Steel edged pond
  • rustic medium water sphere on round cobble stones

Details & Specifications

Below is some detailed information about our water feature and how they work and how they are installed.

Water feature location

The slate sphere feature can be situated anywhere in the garden; for water features or light sculptures you will need an electrical supply. Although the products are all heavy, they are created in sections so that they can be lifted into position by two people, thus avoiding the need for any heavy lifting equipment.

1m (Large) Rustic Slate Watersphere™ set on a circular bed of loose slate chippings cut out from the decking. De Wint Court, Lincolnshire.

Pond Installation

It is an option for all the slate sphere feature to sit at the water level in a pool. The best way to do this is to use a concrete pillar to support the sphere at the desired height. If you are considering a pond water feature, please contact me to discuss your requirements.

1m (Large) Rustic Watersphere™ on a pond. Column has been surrounded by stones already existing in the garden.

Water feature sump

The majority of installations site the slate sphere at ground level with a sump reservoir buried below. The sump reservoir is filled with water. It collects the water below the water feature as it flows off the slate sphere. The pump in the reservoir pumps the water back out of the top of the feature. The sump has a lid that is covered with slate pieces.

Sump Reservoir buried in the ground

Slate sphere weight

650mm diameter - 160kg
800mm diameter - 300kg
1m diameter - 550kg
1.2m diameter - 800kg
Sphere weight can vary by 10%.

650mm (small) Rustic Watersphere™ raised up high and surrounded by a gabion basket. Merley House, Wimbourne.

Frequently Asked

Here are some frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of having a water feature in my garden?
Having a water feature in your garden can bring a number of benefits. Aesthetic appeal: Water features can enhance the beauty and visual appeal of any space. They provide a calming and soothing atmosphere and can be visually stunning. Relaxation and stress relief: The sound of flowing water is known to be relaxing and can help reduce stress and anxiety. Sitting by a water feature and listening to the sound of water can help create a peaceful and serene environment. Ecosystem support: A well-designed water feature can attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife, creating a mini-ecosystem in your backyard. This can provide a sense of connection with nature and promote biodiversity. A Jeremy Hastings slate Watersphere™ adds another element of a tactile nature. Reduce your stress, improve your well being and enjoy the wildlife.
Where is the slate from?
It is our policy to use only local Cornish slate. The slate we use is either from Trevillet Quarry or Delabole Quarry.