The violent storms that are common in the South of France at certain times of the year result in rapid run off streams which have an important effect on the natural landscapes. We are also in an area rich in natural springs, from mountain lakes to the rivers that run to the Mediterranean sea. Water softens what is otherwise a hard landscape, and gives a calming quality, you only have to have experienced one of the natural grottos with moss covered walls to appreciate the beauty and contrast this can provide. We prefer to use water in the garden to recreate its' natural quality with a unified approach and flow throughout the garden rather than for irrigation purposes.