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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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Building a formal pond in Pangbourne Berkshire

Here’s the full construction pictures in a video of the formal pond we designed and built in Pangbourne Berkshire as shown in our galleries . We removed the original ornamental pond and reworked the area to create a water garden with a … 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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Pete Sims Garden Design projects are published !!

We are very proud to be apart of the book ‘Sunken Landscape Design’ published in English and Chinese. Two of our water gardens feature alongside some amazing work by prestigious designers over 2 categories, 6 pages in each.

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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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Frog news….

The majority of male frogs will hibernate in the garden pond in winter and lie dormant near the bottom. They still need oxygen to survive so if you have a pond please check it during freezing weather and thaw part … more…

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More of our water garden designs to be published

Our previous blog mentioned that we had been approached by a publishing company who wanted to feature our sunken patio design in their latest book. Following this they have also requested to publish a further garden in another one of … more…

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