The Sigiriya water gardens consist of a collection of pools, fountains, and lawns. It is symmetrical. The main pathway and another causeway, divide the pool into four sections with an island at the center. These causeways connect the pool to the surrounding lawns.
Past this pool is the symmetrical fountains on either side of the main pathway. The fountain sprinklers still work during the rainy season after 1500 years. Next to the fountains are the foundations of Sigiriya summer palaces. The final phase of the garden complex consists of a raised octagonal pool. The famous architect Geoffrey Bawa was inspired by the ambiance of Sigiriya water gardens. He went on the design the Blue Water Hotel in Wadduwa, Sri Lanka based on the ancient gardens.