Large garden pond construction on a very steep site
Designed and made by Naiad Pond Services - Working with water since 1980
Pond, jetty & boardwalk
The pond on the day we finished it. Planting was made in the margins about one month later. Turf
to be laid by others.
This is the hillside before we
started - and the only access through a 1.10 metre wide gate!
Having stripped off the topsoil, the next step was to excavate to water level. All the arisings from the excavation are going to build up a geogrid-reinforced bank on the downhill side.
A pond with a view
Another view of the pond at about 10 months old.
Pond massaged into hillside
A view of the finished pond and jetty/deck on the day we removed from site.
Building the downhill bank
The upper tier of the downhill bank being built up. The lower tier is covered with polythene to keep the elements at bay. The soil on this site became
extremely unstable if it was worked when wet. Reinforcing geogrid was used throughout the bank building process.
Another image of the finished and establishing pond.
Split level jetty/deck made from green oak.
Excavation and build up of bank nearly complete. Ramped path nearly finished
The downhill bank and path dressed in with saved topsoil.
Seems to attract wildlife!
Another view of the finished pond about 10 months old.
Digging almost done
Almost the last of the excavation.
Protective geotextile matting in a single sewn sheet introduced prior to liner installation.
Done and ...
Excavation complete and ready for lining.
Green oak jetty and boardwalk.