Creating a Naturally Beautiful Water Garden

Water gardens are a fantastic way to attract desirable wildlife to your property and to increase your garden's aesthetics exponentially. A properly designed water garden stocked with native plants and small fish becomes a haven for songbirds, dragonflies, and amphibians and even helps reduce the local mosquito population. In this class, we'll learn how to design, plant, and maintain both container and in-ground water gardens. Water - it's a whole new world!


Ecologically Based Small Pond Management (Chester County)

Pond Management (PennState Extension)

Palustrine Plant Community Descriptions (Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program)

How to Create a Backyard Pond (This Old House)

How to Build a Water Garden With Waterfall (Family Handyman)

Native Wetland Plants Information and Planting Guide (Aquascapes Unlimited Inc.)