Water Plants

frog in pond

A well maintained pond is the single most complex and useful habitat that you can provide in your wildlife garden. Even a small pond can be an oasis for wildlife, attracting dragonflies, offering water for birds and small animals, and providing habitats for frogs, newts and many aquatic insects. Ponds are important for a huge diversity of species, some will spend their entire life cycle in the water while others come and go.


However, as well as all these benefits for wildlife, by adding a variety of gorgeous water plants in and around your pond, it will also become a beautiful feature for your garden, so take a look at our extensive new range of aquatic plants - and don't forget to add our specialist containers and aquatic compost to your order. As well as our new water plants, we have highlighted a number of 'pondside perennials' which are plants that are particularly suited to planting around the edges of ponds but should not be planted in the pond itself or in boggy pond margins.


Popular pondside perennials - perfect for softening pond edges
Featured Water Plants
Don’t forget to add specialist aquatic planting baskets to your order >
Our planting guide for water plants

Our planting guide for water plants

It's easy to select the correct plants for your pond:
All our varieties have clear planting instructions - including which depth zone to plant them in.
Choose varieties with differing flowering periods to make sure your pond looks good throughout the year.
Adding different height plants and varying leaf colour and form will help add interest to your pond.

Read more on how to plant up a garden pond >


Newly created pond

Creating a new (or improved) pond for your garden.

Make your pond as large as possible for a greater range of habitats.
At least 1 side should be gently sloped to allow mammals and amphibians easy and safe access to water.
Stock your pond with non invasive native plants, including oxygenators, floating plants and marginals.
Don’t introduce goldfish or koi to wildlife ponds as they will eat insects and tadpoles.

Read more on gardening with wildlife in mind >


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