Water habitats

A pond or water feature is an essential element in the garden for birds and other animals to drink from and bathe in. By installing a bog garden, pond or even a bird bath, the water becomes a full ecosystem, where amphibians can breed and a myriad of pondlife will make your garden their home.

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Quick facts

Watery places wildlife finds a home;
  • In a pond with gently sloping sides
  • In a pond in a pot, old bath or half barrel water feature
  • On a partially submerged log
  • Among the damp mud at the heart of a bog garden
  • Around the margins of stream or riverbank
  • In a wildlife-friendly rain garden

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