Wetlands & Bog Gardens

The 2 terms (Wetlands & Bog Gardens) can be interchangeable, although perhaps wetlands better describes a wilder, sizeable habitat, perhaps beside a larger wildlife pond or a meadow. A bog garden would probably be beside a garden pond or border.

Unless you are lucky enough to have a naturally low-lying and damp part of your garden, these features require a liner. Although in this case a much cheaper quality of liner can be used, as a few small holes are usually deliberately introduced to help encourage enough through flow of water to prevent stagnation.

An old, leaking pond can usually be easily converted into a wetland or bog garden. Combining a wildlife pond with one can also provide a wonderfully natural environment. Add a surrounding meadow and the transformation is complete.

Bringing your Wetlands garden to life

Wetland plants such as hemp agrimony, meadowsweet, purple loosestrife, flag iris, and cuckooflower provide wonderful nectar for insects, together with marvellous cover for all manner of small creatures. Yet these and other wetland plants are unable to survive in a typical garden border, so creating a wetland or bog garden will add even more diversity of planting and wildlife habitat to your garden.

The Process

Design starts with your ideas. We believe you are a vital part of the design process; at all stages we will consult fully with you, and are available to answer any queries you may have.

The initial consultation is free, and normally takes two hours or so. Aims, objectives, and preferred budget are discussed and you can see what we have to offer.

We provide you with an initial design brief, together with a quotation for the installation costs; these will be tailored to your budget. We’ll also put you in touch with previous clients as referees.

Installation takes, well, as long as it takes, depending on the scale and complexity of the project.
Planting flows from the overall concept, location and mix of habitat that you want to create.
Advice comes with the service and is perhaps the most important part of the package. And that advice starts with the free initial consultation.
Aftercare means that we don’t just walk away and leave you to get on with it. Projects almost always need tweaking, adjusting and maintaining – we will always be on hand to enhance your new wetland or to simply maintain the new look you have created.

Wetlands & Bog Gardens Gallery (including plants)