creating a wildlife haven
A beautiful commission to create a wildlife pond in a rural garden nestled amongst farmland and woodland.
the design brief
Our client desired a pond which looked as if it 'had always been there'. It should be large enough to be seen from the house and contain a majority of native water plants to attract as much wildlife as possible.
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the new water garden design
- the pond :: we worked with Grassroots to build a large organic shaped pond with particularly wide planting shelves for vigorous marginals and bog plants.
- planting :: we were careful to include mostly native water plants so as not to pollute the surrouding water courses with non-native species and create as natural an effect as possible. A few carefully selected specimins such as Primula florindae add a splash of colour.
- wildlife :: the pond quickly established with such success that the client has spotted newts, ducks as well as an inquisitive dog otter.