How to Make a Wildlife Pond

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How to Make a Wildlife Pond

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

A wildlife pond with marginal plants and water lilies
£75 – £85

A wildlife pond is the best thing you can have in your garden to support insects and birds. Learn simple, but essential tips for placing, designing, creating and planting your new pond.

How to Make a Wildlife Pond
Essential Steps to Creating and Planting a Perfect Pond for Wildlife
Making a pond is the most important thing you can do to support birds, insects and small mammals in your garden. Even a small pond will be buzzing with life after just a couple of weeks.

Learn the simple, but essential steps to positioning, planning and planting your new pond.
In this illustrated talk and workshop, Juliet will explain how to choose the right place for your pond. How to design it correctly and then implement your design. We will also cover how to choose, source and plant a good selection of plants, that will look great and also support the wildlife in your garden.

Subjects covered:
The importance of water to wildlife
How to position a pond
Designing your pond
Sourcing the right materials and implementing your design
Different types of pond plants
Choosing and planting the right plants for your pond

Who is the course for?
Beginners and garden enthusiasts are welcome.
This course for anyone who would like to support wildlife in their garden by creating a beautiful wildlife pond

By the end of the day you will have:
• Decided where to put your pond in your garden
• Designed the outline of your pond
• Know what materials you need, where to get them and how to implement your pond
• Understand the different types of pond plants and how to choose a good selection

The Group
We will be an informal group. Juliet teaches in an accessible, workshop style with illustrated ‘info-bites’ and relevant exercises for you to think about your own garden.
As well as being an award-winning garden designer, Juliet has been teaching gardening to professionals and enthusiasts for over 15 years.

The Venue
Old Barn Nurseries is one of the largest nurseries in Sussex. Having been recently re-vamped, we will meet in the purpose-built studio. As well as a large selection of garden plants, there is a wide range of pond sundries and pond plants to investigate.

Illustrated handouts
An Old Barn Discount voucher

Early Bird Ticket £75 (first 5 tickets sold)
Standard Ticket £85

Date and Time:
Wednesday 20th October 2021
10.30am – 3.30pm


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October 20
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
£75 – £85
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Juliet Sargeant


Old Barn Nurseries, Dial Post
Worthing Road, Dial Post
Horsham, West Sussex RH13 8NR United Kingdom
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01403 710000