Song birds are attracted to moving water, and the sound of falling water is irresistible to them.

Without water there is no life.

The single most important improvement you can make in your landscape is to add a water feature. It’s the first step in traditional Japanese Landscaping



Natural Ecosystem Koi Ponds

Enjoy the relaxing views and sounds sitting by a koi pond this season.


Naturalistic Disappearing Waterfalls

Imagine relaxing out in your outdoor living space,  taking in all the elements of nature and setting into the sweet song of a gentle waterfall.

Water Gardens - Northern CA
Waterfalls Services

Pondless Waterfalls and Streams

Calming Streams

What is it about the sound of water in a stream that makes it so calming?  Click here to find out and listen for yourself.


Beautiful Fountains

Fountains, Bubbling Rocks, Slate Urns, and more!

Pondless Waterfalls and Streams
Fountain Services Northern CA

A Message From The Founder

Verne Pershing, Founder – the Art of Water

Verne Pershing - Founder - The Art of Gardening

We create beautiful, tranquil environments for you to live in. Our unique water features and California Native Natural Habitat Gardens are all natural, water sensitive, & low maintenance. Increase the value of your home, support your local watershed, & bring peace & tranquility into your life while providing basic year-around survival needs for many species of wildlife.

I look forward to hearing from you and will gladly answer any questions you have. I’m often at job sites, but I check messages often.


What Our Customers Are Saying

“The quality of his work was excellent and his staff were always punctual.”

Will Fausel

“I LOVE my new waterfall water feature that Verne designed. Verne is a true artist; able to look at an empty space and envision what it ‘could be’”

Linda McClain
More Testimonials >


Verne Pershing, The Art of Water

4510 Pleasant Valley Road • Placerville, CA 95667


We look forward to hearing from you and will gladly answer any questions you have.


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