The Garden Guide

Garden pond design objectives



Pond Construction Guide

Engineering tends to be a single-purpose activity. Good landscape and garden design should be a multi-objective activity. For garden ponds this can include the following:

  • beauty
  • reverence
  • wildlife conservation
  • swimming
  • fine art
  • sustainable runoff water management
  • irrigation
  • fishing
  • water supply
  • fire-fighting
  • education

The engineer's classification of off-line (left) and on-line ponds (right) does not encompass the many reasons for making ponds