It is said that man cannot improve upon nature. Emulating nature successfully with a man-made water garden can be the most exacting and rewarding of all design and construction projects.
Called “the poet laureate of naturalistic water gardens” by WaterShapes magazine editor Eric Herman, Archer-Wills indeed succeeds at taking nature’s example. It is here that his artistry especially shines.
Archer-Wills’ ability to create naturalistic ponds and waterfalls begins with his knowledge of their underlying geologies. And like formal water features and waterfalls, natural designs should be integrated with the surrounding grounds. The possible designs, scale and sites are almost infinite.