I enjoy the peaceful feeling created by the shallow ponds of water surrounding wooden walkways; definitely something I would love to incorporate. However, less busy, with no statues. The tropical plants seem to naturally blend in the design. I enjoy the cool outdoor shower which seems to hide in the ancient design, merging the ancient and modern.
Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary water feature? If you don't have a slope for a waterfall and a fountain won't do, consider a 'rain shower' structure like this. This contemporary design would work well in a high-tech or zen garden.