Cash French, owner of French’s Waterscapes, has lived all over the world. His first five years were spent in Anchorage, Alaska, and then he lived on a sailboat exploring Central America from ages five to 10. His family then “settled down” in Big Bear Lake, California, where Cash traipsed the lakes and mountains of the region and worked landscapes with his dad until he was 18. Cash then went to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture. Degree in hand, Cash went out and traveled the world some more. With several journeys around the world and his special combination of education, experience and training under architects, Cash French brings a unique perspective to waterscapes. French’s Waterscapes — a boutique water feature business launched in 1999 — gives Cash the vehicle to feed his two passions: building lifelong relationships with his clients and working with water, earth and nature on a daily basis to create living works of art. French’s Waterscapes is the proud creator of hundreds of water features around the San Francisco Bay Area, across the United States and overseas.

How to Approach a Swimming Pond Buildout

By Cash French / February 4, 2021 / 0 Comments

The entire pool integrated with rainwater harvesting. At one point, we took over his street in order to manage the huge piece of liner…

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Rainwater Harvesting: Conserving Earth’s most precious resource

By Cash French / August 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

Fresh water is the most precious natural resource on the planet — because over 97 percent of all water is salt water. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), humanity’s primary source of fresh water — rivers — only make up 0.49 percent of the earth’s surface fresh water supply; surface fresh water only […]

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Respecting Life Through Waterscapes

By Cash French / July 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

While discussing some routine design plans with a client, Cash French realized that the project they were designing was no ordinary pond renovation. It was a heartfelt tribute to the client’s family — both past members, present loved ones and future generations. Turn to page 8 to see how French’s Waterscapes gave this pond new life by focusing on “genius loci,” or spirit of place.

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