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Living the Aquascape lifestyle

A lovely couple wanted to add some interest to their garden and make lockdown more interesting. Members of their family had a pond and this inspired the couple to enjoy the sights and sounds of water as well as increase birds and other wildlife visitors. The idea of low/no maintenance and clear healthy water appealed as they wanted a pond not a hobby.

The view before

The customer had originally thought of 2 sites for the ponds. One was right at the back of the garden near the hedge or replace the rose bed.

After some discussions we encouraged them that the best site was as close to the house as possible in order to get maximum enjoyment from the pond either from the patio or sitting in the conservatory watching the birds coming in for a drink and bathing in the waterfall and fish know when you leave the house and come to greet you looking for food.

Part finished

Rocks ready for placement on the back edge before working the edge to transition to the patio – can you spot the fish cave?

Current view

The shots show how well the pond position works for this garden. Note that the stone bench has a new place. It used to be at the back of the patio but now stands to the side so that the view to the pond is clear. Really pleased with how the waterfall came out. It blends well with the existing shrubs and in a short time new plant growth will further enhance and hide the source to add mystery.

This is living the Aquascape Lifestyle.

Living the Aquascape Lifestyle

We were honoured to be included in Aquascape's owner and founder Greg Wittstock's passion project book 'Hands of the Artist'.

This is Greg's Legacy and shows his journey from a teenager building turtle ponds to where he is now. The book showcases ponds and streams created worldwide by some of the best artists in the industry. We are immensely proud that our recent project in Barton-le-Clay has been included in his book and we were pleased to have Greg visit us on location to meet our customer and the pond.