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15 Best solar water features for your garden

We’ve already spoken about the best water features as a whole, covering both mains- and solar-powered, but these are the purely sun-powered wonders. Each one of these features needs only sunlight and water to run, so they remain cost-effective for the entirety of their lifespans. 

Already got a main-powered feature but considering a switch? Try a solar converter kit!

Please note: all prices correct at time of writing.

What’s the best solar water feature?

The best solar water feature is one that fits your space and style. If you choose one that’s self-contained you can pick and choose your placement, and you’re not limited to sunny spots. All of our solar water features come with several metres of power cable, so you can place the panel in one spot and the feature in another. Also look out for the material – polyresin is light and movable, stone is heavy and timeless, and stainless steel is eternally stylish!

Alternatively, just run down this list until you find your favourite, and that’s the best solar water feature for you!

Our best solar-powered water features

1. Pizzaro Solar Bird Bath Water Feature with Lights by Solaray

A charming, classic bird bath, solar-powered to complement the natural feeling of its stone-and-water combination. A central fountain feeds cascading corner streams, a self-contained delight that you can place wherever you want.

It also includes different jet types so you can choose your preferred height or fountain style.

  • Price: £194.99
  • Type: Bird bath
  • Size: 80cm x 47cm x 47cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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2. Perth Solar 4-Tier Herb Planter Cascading Water Feature by Solaray

If you’re looking for a stylish feature you can still put your stamp on, choose a planter water feature. They come with space for your own selection of small-rooted plants (like the herbs above), or you can choose flowers for a burst of colour.

Place it on a patio to draw attention to its stone-like effect.

  • Price: £229.99
  • Type: Tiered cascade
  • Size: 42cm x 39cm x 39cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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3. Howden Solar Cascading Water Feature by Solaray

Resembling stylised tulips or floral flutes and funnels, water cascades down this four-tier water feature before reaching a seemingly stone-filled bucket. The bucket’s polyresin while the flutes are made from a durable metal, so this is a feature that will stand the test of time.

It also only weighs 2.2kg, so it’s easy to place and re-place to your heart’s content.

  • Price: £189.99
  • Type: Feature cascade
  • Size: 66cm x 25cm x 25cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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4. Cream Imperial Round Tiered Solar Water Fountain with Lights by Solaray

This water feature comes with LED lights, so it can be enjoyed night and day thanks to the addition of the battery. You can either let it run all day and last a little at night, or charge it to enjoy the nighttime glow once the sun goes down.

It’s a classic design rendered in durable, lightweight polyresin – the perfect feature combination. It’s also available as a slightly taller Antique or grey colour style.

  • Price: £209.99
  • Type: Classic fountain
  • Size: 92cm x 57cm x 57cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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5. Cobbled Solar Bird Bath & Water Fountain by Solaray

A bird bath with birds included – as they’ve been cast in polyresin and set around the rim. The cobbled stone-effect adds to the birdy charm, with two tiers for our feathered friends to splash around in.

Place clear of trees, fences and places cats can pounce from for maximum bird appeal.

  • Price: £169.99
  • Type: Bird Bath
  • Size: 68cm x 36cm x 36cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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6. Ladonas Inlaid Terracotta Solar Cascade Water Feature with Battery Backup and LED Lights by Solaray

Named for a Greek river and made from traditional terracotta, this glazed classic ceramic beauty is reminiscent of Grecian amphorae. Enjoy the five-tiered cascade from spout to spout and picture the sun-drenched Mediterranean.

Place on a patio for maximum Hellenic vibes and stone contrast. Also available in a subtly different ceramic style as well as blue and green.

  • Price: £109.99
  • Type: Tiered cascade
  • Size: 55cm x 32cm x 32cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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7. Easter Island Head Planter Solar Water Feature with Lights by Solaray

Based on the famous Moai figures, this Easter Island Head will always stand out. It includes space for plants sprouting from the top to create a really exotic space. Water flies from the mouth into the self-contained reservoir, so no digging is needed for this feature.

Building a tiki or back garden bar? This might be the perfect feature for you.

  • Price: £309.99
  • Type: Character fountain
  • Size: 73cm x 37cm x 57cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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8. Windsor Solar Bird Bath Water Feature with Lights & Automation Function by Solaray

An unadulterated classic, this bird bath water feature includes an automatic function so it starts running as the day begins. Cast in the appearance of old iron while being made of modern polyresin, this feature will stand steadfast in your garden for years.

As with all bird baths, consider keeping them clear of cats to get the birds to visit. Also available in a two-tiered version.

  • Price: £179.99
  • Type: Bird bath
  • Size: 65cm x 48cm x 48cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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9. Buckets and Tap Solar Water Feature by Solaray

Featuring the greyest of grey squirrels playing on a bucket, this feature is what polyresin is all about. Durable with intricate shapes, it can take pride of place wherever you put it thanks to its self-contained reservoir.

Just try not to play with the realistic tap – it’s not designed to turn!

  • Price: £199.99
  • Type: Character cascade
  • Size: 72cm x 53cm x 53cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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10. Hatfield 3-Tier Cascading Water Feature by Solaray

A tidy tiered classic, this solar beauty sits at just 42cm tall so it’s perfect for smaller gardens and spaces that need just a little style uplift. Spouts and a managed water flow minimise splashes and lost water, and a self-contained reservoir gives you maximum placement options.

Try it just off the garden path for a secret garden effect.

  • Price: £209.99
  • Type: Tiered cascade
  • Size: 42cm x 44cm x 44cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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11. Manila Solar Sphere Water Feature with Lights by Solaray

It’s not just mains-powered water features that get all the spheres, there are plenty of solar ones too (and always the option for a solar converter on the others). This one stands out mounted at 82cm tall, great for coupling with some tall grey flared planters.

It only weighs 6.5kg, so despite its size it’s still easy to move.

  • Price: £209.99
  • Type: Low fountain
  • Size: 82cm x 35cm x 35cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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12. Solar Wishing Well Water Feature by Solaray

One of the most character-filled water features on this list without featuring characters, this charming wishing well stands proud with its polyresin mix of wood, stone and metal effects.

We wouldn’t advise throwing money in though – it might play havoc with the pump!

  • Price: £229.99
  • Type: Character fountain
  • Size: 74cm x 32cm x 32cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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13. Kendal 4-Tier Cascading Solar Water Feature with Lights by Solaray

Not to be confused with our mains-powered Kendal, this is a similarly realistic stone effect water feature with a lighter tone. Four tiers, a self-contained reservoir and calming sounds powered by the sun – what’s not to love?

Put it next to light stones for a seamless style or pick a darker background for a beautiful contrast.

  • Price: £209.99
  • Type: Tiered cascade
  • Size: 72cm x 32cm x 32cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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14. Sphere Solar Stainless Steel Water Feature with Lights by Solaray

Another spherical stainless steel beauty, this straightforward water feature gives you the option to style it your way. Put stones on the self-contained reservoir, bury it, surround it with plants – the choice is yours, as the sphere will look great wherever it goes.

Just be sure to pick a sunny spot!

  • Price: £309.99
  • Type: Low fountain
  • Size: 50cm x 50cm x 50cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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15. Cosmos Three-Tier Oil Jar Ceramic Water Feature by Solaray

Also available in green and brown, this smooth ceramic water feature has a bluish oily sheen that pairs wonderfully with its curved lines and streaming spouts. Create a calming atmosphere inside or outside thanks to its small size, perfect for a little nook.

Put the solar panel near a window if you place this indoors, with 3m of cable to play with.

  • Price: £129.99
  • Type: Tiered cascade
  • Size: 24cm x 22cm x 22cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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What’s the best solar-powered water fountain?

1. Pizzaro Solar Bird Bath Water Feature with Lights by Solaray

Top of the main list, top of the fountain list – this Pizarro’s a perennial favourite for a reason! Quite possibly because everyone loves feathered garden visitors.

  • Price: £194.99
  • Type: Bird bath
  • Size: 80cm x 47cm x 47cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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2. Imperial Solar Tiered Water Fountain by Solaray

One of our grandest solar-powered features, you can picture this in the garden of a palace. Bring some royal style to your space with this imperial water feature.

  • Price: £209.99
  • Type: Tiered Fountain
  • Size: 92cm x 57cm x 57cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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3. Floating Lilly Pad Solar Water Fountain by Solaray

A change of fountain pace, this diminutive feature speaks volumes floating on your pond or pool. Simply place, switch on and enjoy!

  • Price: £69.99
  • Type: Floating fountain
  • Size: 10cm x 36cm x 36cm
  • Power: Solar-powered

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