With John Killingbeck
Ponds offer an oasis of calm in the garden and a haven for wildlife. The Royal Horticultural Society’s “Wild About Gardens” campaign for 2019 is encouraging all garden-owners to Go Wild for Ponds and make a pond in their garden.
On this workshop John Killingbeck will talk about planning, building, planting and maintaining your garden pond using the two contrasting ponds in our garden as examples. He will answer all your questions and offer advice to help you make the most of the water feature in your garden.
Time: 10:00 to 12:00 Cost £35
John Killingbeck has worked in Horticulture for over 40 years either in his capacity as a head gardener or a lecturer. He is qualified to M.Hort level and has a special interest in ponds and trees.
Our wildlife pond is an artificial pond, designed specifically to be as natural as possible and to encourage wildlife. Our pond dipping at the Wildlife Day has revealed that it is full of life, including newts, dragonfly larvae, Great Diving Beetles, pond snails, leeches and water boatmen. Both dragonflies and damsel flies can be seen hunting over the pond in late summer.
Our Rill Garden, designed by Lizzie Tulip, is in complete contrast to the rest of the garden and uses the gentle sound of water to add to the peace and tranquility of this ornamental garden.