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About Us

Here at Lilies Water Gardens, we are very passionate about collecting and selling water garden plants which we have done so now, for over 30 years.  What started out as a small collection of plants grown for the garden trade, has matured over time to the largest collection of water garden plants in the UK, which are suitable for all imaginable water environments and surrounding areas. 

Our collection of over 750 water garden plants consists of over 250 Water Lily cultivars and over 150 different Water Iris, and this has all been achieved by research and making contacts with other enthusiasts from all parts of the globe.  In the past few years, we have begun a new collection of Nelumbo (Sacred Lotus) and Louisiana Iris, but most importantly, around 20 different new and inspiring hardy blue and purple Water Lilies which are stunningly beautiful and so much so, that they really have to be seen to be believed.

Every year dozens of new plants become exclusively available to buy for the first time from our website and retail nursery, and we supply good quality water plants to a wide spectrum of clients such as, the general public, garden enthusiasts, garden designers, landscapers, schools and universities, show gardens, research laboratories, zoos, botanical gardens, fishing lakes, filtration projects, photographers, and our water garden beginners.

We also supply to the whole of the UK and EU countries and have a special online category called “Trade discounts on quantity for larger planting projects,” which has been specifically designed to help our customers who are working on larger schemes.

Call the experts here at Lilies Water Gardens today on 01306 631064 to go through your water plants requirements. From pond planting to a wide range of lilies and other water plants available for purchase; we have exactly what you need to create a beautiful garden and pond for your property. We even offer a range of pond treatment and pond water treatment products so we are certain to have the services you require.

Thousands of hours have been put in to making our online website as user-friendly as possible and on our homepage, we have created a extremely useful tool called “plants to suit all your needs,”  and this has been especially designed to help all our customers to choose suitable pond planting that will fit in perfectly with their schemes and will also enhance their designs and the surroundings.

Also on our website, you will find an extensive and a further growing collection of over 50 articles on all subjects of water gardening and the wildlife it attracts.

We have created many award winning gardens for the Hampton Court Flower Show. To view some example of our Hampton Court gardens, please click here.

We take pride in producing high quality plants for ponds and providing a personal service for all our customers. As well as welcoming visitors to our nursery we offer the facility for you to buy your plants online.

OPENING TIMES

Thursday - Saturday 9am - 5pm, 2nd March until 26th August.
Sorry but we are no longer able to continue opening Wednesdays
Closed from the 1st September until end of February (Open by appointment only out of season)


Duckweed-Free Plants

All our Marginal plants and waterlilies are grown in a duck-weed free environment, the majority of which are grown on a capillary matting irigation system. Our range of stunning new pond plants are perfect for any pond, no matter what it is you are looking for. Be it lilies or one of our rockery plants, we have the aquatic plants that are sure to meet your requirements and stand out in your pond.

Online Shopping & Mail Order

All our aquatic plants and products are available to buy online or by mail order. We have listed our new pond plants in different categories, which we hope will make it easy for you to find what you are looking for.

As well as plants we hold a range of water garden products including planting accessories, pond water treatments and other useful products.

If you have any queries please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Lilies Water Gardens Latest Blog Posts

Common Reed Bunting

(Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:08:13 +0000)

Common Reed Bunting Common Reed Buntings unfortunately, are not so common nowadays and are on the British wild bird conservation list, but if you live near water or have water in your garden, you may be lucky enough to see … Continue reading

Aquatic Baskets and Pond Plants

(Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:25:51 +0000)

  Aquatic Baskets and Pond Plants Unfortunately, there is a lot of misleading information all over the internet about certain sized pre-planted aquatic baskets being sold as Pond Ready and the baskets not requiring  aquatic liners Therefore, I feel as … Continue reading

The Ten Must Have Water Lilies

(Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:18:14 +0000)

  The Ten Must Have Water Lilies I thought comprising a list of the 10 most must have Water Lilies would be a simple task, but I had to give the list some serious thinking first.  I have been collecting … Continue reading

Attracting British Amphibians to your Water Garden

(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:25:02 +0000)

  Attracting British Amphibians to your Water Garden   One of the main attractions when creating a water feature in our gardens is, the hope that we will attract that lovely and sometimes comical, array of amphibians.  We all like … Continue reading

Lythrum Salicara Attracting Bees and Pollinators

(Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:57:34 +0000)

Lythrum Salicara Attracting Bees and Pollinators If you want to attract Bees and other pollinating insects to your water garden, I would strongly recommend introducing Lythrum Salicara (common name Loosestrife), or one of its hybrid cultivars.  Purple Loosestrife is a … Continue reading

Filipendula Ulmaria-Meadow Sweet

(Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:24:02 +0000)

  Filipendula Ulmaria-Meadow Sweet   Filipendula Ulmaria, also known as Meadow Sweet, Queen of the Meadow, and Meadwort is a perennial herb that is widespread and native to the UK, and can be found throughout Europe. A moisture loving verging … Continue reading

Grey Herons

(Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:17:31 +0000)

Grey Herons Latin name Ardea Cinerea, grey Herons are large water birds that are native to the UK.  However, they have a larger distribution and can be found throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.  Herons are freshwater and coastal birds and … Continue reading

Eleocharis Acicularis (hair grass)

(Sat, 28 Jan 2017 09:43:33 +0000)

  Eleocharis Acicularis  (Hair Grass) This is one of my favourite versatile water garden plants.  Also known as Needle Spike Rush, Hair Grass is attractive and adaptable to a large range of different conditions.  It’s a terrestrial plant meaning that … Continue reading

Amphibian Watch Autumn-Winter 2016

(Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:46:08 +0000)

Amphibian Watch Autumn-Winter 2016   During my autumn nursery tidy up this year, I was amazed at the amount of Amphibians I found almost on a daily basis.  Most of them I found under plant trays, but some were found … Continue reading

Pond and Water Plants in Colour

(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:27:56 +0000)

Pond and Water Plants in Colour   There are hundreds of thousands of plants from all corners of the world that grow in still and running water.  Unfortunately, the majority of these are too invasive or simply not interesting enough … Continue reading