Water gardens or ponds are a beautiful addition to homes, parks and businesses usually featuring a shallow pool of water with aquatic plants and sometimes fish. Historically, the first cultures to feature water gardens were the Chinese and Persians where they were considered status symbols. Water Gardens vary in size and complexity and is directly tied to the landscape surrounding it.

Given the relative affordability to maintain a water garden and the rise in affluence in the North America, ponds have become popular and there is an entire industry that caters to this particular niche. It is our goal on this website to offer basic information on the set up and maintenance of water gardens focused on live aquatic plants and fish.