Ponds add a new dimension to gardens, providing a focal point, a valuable wildlife habitat, and the chance to grow an exciting range of plants

Planting up a wildlife pond

Peter Jones, Garden Manager at RHS Garden Wisley, enthuses about wildlife ponds and aquatic planting and their importance in a garden to attract wildlife


Attractive plants for ponds 6in-1ft deep

Be inspired - encourage wildlife

Ponds can be created in small spaces as well as larger gardens – you can even make a pond in a container over the weekend or, if you are handy with DIY, turn the problem of rainwater to your advantage

Pond and water features at the RHS Gardens

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.