Round ponds at the center of a garden or rectangular ponds at a corner, are ideal for small gardens. Ponds that look natural and that are in the ground add dimension to the smallest spaces.
A small in-ground pond for a contemporary building can be designed out of building materials that blend with the home. Granite or square-cut stone borders for a small pond make it look elegant. A round pond at the center of the garden bordered with container-grown water plants makes a small garden look larger. Add extra dimension to a small garden with a rectangular pond in a corner illuminated with carefully placed pond lights.