This big pond has a lot going on as far as plantings, decor, and hardscaping. Such a large body of water can take up a lot of landscaping space and give quite a bit of area to plant and design around. While this works well in this city park garden, it may not be so suitable for the average backyard. Still, you can use any of the ideas here and scale them down to fit just about any garden space.
One of the most dramatic and noticable elements in this garden is the big boulders that are planted around the pond landscape. Again, most backyard ponds don't allow for such large hardscaping elements and decor so it's not something you see all the time. stil, it adds a great visual element and focal point to this pond as well as the entire park.