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Artificial waterfall in the park of Bagatelle, France.

An artificial waterfall is a water feature or fountain which imitates a natural waterfall.[1]

Artificial waterfalls have long been featured in traditional Japanese gardens, where they can serve to highlight a scene or to provide focus. The classic gardening manual Sakuteiki, written in the mid-to-late 11th century, lists nine different types.[2][3]

Artificial waterfalls were popular in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the famous waterfall in Viktoriapark in Berlin.[1] An early American example is Huntington Waterfalls in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California. In 1896, Gardening Magazine reported that it was the only artificial waterfall in a public park in North America.[4]

Indoor waterfalls[edit]

An indoor waterfall at the International Center, in Detroit.

Artificial waterfalls installed inside of buildings can be small or quite large. Some of the benefits of indoor waterfalls are considered to be their production of white noise, humidity, as well as naturally peaceful feelings engendered among onlookers.[5]




  1. ^ a b Susan C. Anderson (Editor), Bruce Tabb (Editor), Water, Leisure and Culture: European Historical Perspectives, Berg Publishers, 2002, ISBN 1859735401, page 122
  2. ^ Takei, Jiro et al. (2001). Sakuteiki Visions of the Japanese Garden: A Modern Translation of Japan's Gardening Classic, p. 3 n1
  3. ^ David Young, Michiko Young, The Art of the Japanese Garden, Tuttle Publishing, 2005, ISBN 0804835985, page 30
  4. ^ Gardening Magazine, 1896, page 363
  5. ^ Zen & the Art of Pond Building, D. J. Herda, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008, ISBN 1402742746, page 9

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Times of India (blog)

Times of India (blog)
Thu, 21 May 2015 04:48:45 -0700

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The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Mon, 18 May 2015 17:33:45 -0700

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Fri, 15 May 2015 14:45:00 -0700

The 192,000-square-foot building's showing housed hundreds of people sitting on large wooden steps and standing on ledges behind an artificial waterfall. Among those hundreds were the building's namesake, Hamilton businessman and philanthropist ...


Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:41:15 -0700

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Times of India
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:08:08 -0800

HR Viswanath, consultant for JMA and the brain behind the project, said the magic of artificial waterfall will be realized through re-circulation method. "Using a reversible pump, the water will be pumped up through a 1,200 mm diameter pipe from the ...


Tue, 12 May 2015 18:15:35 -0700

The tiny pond where children once played in summer is now filled in, its tiny artificial waterfall, trickling over rocks arranged in the style of a Japanese garden, long since switched off. Occupational, health and safety is the prime suspect. More ...

Dayton Business Journal

Dayton Business Journal
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:22:16 -0700

"We will be replacing the floor tile with fine carpet, and adding an artificial waterfall to make the restaurant look astonishing.” The new owners will also install a sushi conveyor belt to provide the freshest sushi for customers. The renovations will ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Tue, 12 May 2015 17:33:45 -0700

An artificial waterfall, a fountain, and a music system are some of the features of the park, which was quick enough to bounce back post- cyclone Hudhud. “People across all age groups chipped in when the calamity hit the city last year. It was just an ...

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