Ponds, Lakes & Water Gardens

working with water in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire since 1980

Lily pond construction
Lily pond design

When considering the construction of a lily pond (at its design stage preferably) some thought must be given to creating a pond of an appropriate depth to support the lilies that will embellish it. The depth of water that water lilies can tolerate varies with the variety of lily chosen so most ponds and lakes will be able to support some lily growth provided that the variety of lily is chosen to suit the depths available or those bveing built into the pond.

Big fish (especially Koi carp) will uproot newly planted water lilies unless the lily is protected.

Water lily

Lilies do not tolerate running water or being drenched from above by, for instance, a fountain.

Lily pond planting

In most types of pond, we consider the inclusion of at least one lily to be obligatory. The quintessential pond plant.