Tranquil Water Garden

Image: Mixed Garden Before

We lined the pond with a butyl sheet cut to size, and finished it with slate around the edge and side. Next we built a planting shelf and covered it with meadowsweet, iris, water mint, marsh marigold and stately sedges, while sunken baskets held flowering rush, arrowhead, water lilies and water forget-me-not. A split level deck coped with the changes in level by the house, with a pier extending over the pond. A gravel and grass garden led to a small bridge, which in turn led off through a bamboo walk to the nearby wood. Rockeries and slate sunk in gravel completed this enchanting, tranquil garden.