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Water Garden in Henley with natural pond

Full construction pictures of this water garden in Henley we designed and built and have now returned to sculpt and shape the large bank behind to make it a more usable space. This water garden includes a large natural pond … more…

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Wet wall water feature cascade with natural effect stream

This water garden starts as a stream running through the top garden to a small pool which gives the effect of spilling over and flowing over the natural stone wall in an impressive cascade as the main feature of the … more…

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Pete Sims Garden Design new video advertisement

Check out our new short video giving a brief overview of some of our previous garden projects http://youtu.be/03Hi-l1LCJQ  

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formal pond one year on – Pete Sims Garden Design

We popped back to complete the annual maintenance on this Victorian pond renovation from last year. The planting is establishing nicely and its looking lovely – just a shame the fountain wasn’t on for the photo

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Planting a water garden – progress

Despite the weather the planting is really shaping up the pond now. Water plants used include Iris Sibirica yellows and blues,Typha Latifolia and Typha Minima, Pontederia Cordata, Alisima Plantago Aquatica,Butomus Umbellatus, Ranunculus Flammula,Equisetum Hyemale,Carex Pendula,Carex Elata Aurea and Cyperus  

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Construction of a formal pond water garden with sunken patio

You may have seen photos of this formal water garden in our gallery but you may be interested to see the before and construction photos. This garden was a recreation of our Hampton Court exhibit in 2009 – The World … more…

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New Garden Design Surrey

We are very excited to have been commissioned to build this garden following the successful garden design viewing. The house is a new build in Surrey and has a natural water source running through the plot. At the moment this … more…

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Natural pond 1 year on

Earlier this month we had a blog about building a natural pond. The pond that we showed the progress shots of was a natural pond project that we completed in Devon last year. This week we have returned to do another … more…

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Victorian Pond design client sends a lovely testimonial

Obviously we always strive to do professional and quality work here at Pete Sims Garden Design and leave our clients satisfied and happy. However its always nice when a client takes the time to put into words how they feel … more…

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Building and constructing a Natural Pond

Water gardens, lakes and ponds are very general terms for areas of water. They also require designing and landscaping to not only be a feature, but to compliment their surroundings. On this garden project our clients wanted a pond to seamlessly enhance … more…

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