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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 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. We supply beautiful native pond plants that will make any pond stand out. Alongside these plants, we provide a wide range of pond water treatment products to keep your water garden looking its best.

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 quickly growing collection of over 50 articles on all subjects of water gardening and the wildlife it attracts. From solving blanket weed problems to every kind of native pond plant that we stock; we provide you with the information needed on choosing the perfect pond plants that suit you.

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 create outstanding ponds by supplying our clients with beatiful wildlife pond plants and we are more than happy to do the same to yours. You can either get in contact with our pond planting specialists or you can browse through our website and find out more on our wide range of native pond plants.

We take pride in supplying 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. If it is not pond plating that you are looking for, we offer a wide range of pond water treatment products and container pods. To find out more, please get in touch with us.

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

Pond planting in the autumn

(Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:32:03 +0000)

Pond planting in the autumn For any type of gardening, the planting is the process before the reward, so this makes Autumn a very good time to plant certain types of pond plants as they  will already be established and  … Continue reading

Pond Plants to suit all your needs

(Sun, 18 Jun 2017 08:53:20 +0000)

Pond Plants to suit all your needs   When it comes to planting up your pond or water garden, knowing where to start can be a daunting task.  There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting the right … Continue reading

Hydrocharis Morsus Ranae-Frogbit

(Sun, 18 Jun 2017 08:32:15 +0000)

  Hydrocharis Morsus Ranae-Frogbit   Everyone who owns a pond, wants free-floating pond plants as part of their planting scheme. However, there are not many to choose from as the majority are either tropical/annual such as  Salvinias,  Water Hyacinth and … Continue reading

Innula Hookeri for Attracting Wildlife

(Sun, 04 Jun 2017 09:05:46 +0000)

Inula Hookeri for Attracting Wildlife This often over-looked plant is simply amazing.  Inula Hookeri is a clump forming, moisture loving perennial plant that grows up to a height of 80 cm.  Inula produces a mass of bright yellow flowers that … Continue reading

Blanket weed or Blanket Answer

(Fri, 19 May 2017 19:46:33 +0000)

  Blanket Weed or Blanket Answer! Every year as soon as the sun comes out and the water temperature rises, all beginners and enthusiastic, water garden hobbyists alike, at some point will be confronted with a surge of green slime … Continue reading

Caddis Flies

(Sun, 14 May 2017 07:55:54 +0000)

Caddis Flies   The Latin name for Caddis Flies is Trichoptera and there are over 7000 species worldwide and around 200 species in the UK.  Caddis Flies can be found almost anywhere where there is fresh water as they favour … Continue reading

Sagittaria Species and Cultivars

(Sun, 14 May 2017 07:46:32 +0000)

  Sagittaria Species and Cultivars Also known as Duck Potato, Swamp Potato and Arrowhead, Sagittaria are true shallow and deep water marginal plants that are common in the wild throughout the Northern Hemisphere.  There are about 30 wild species and … Continue reading

Water Hyacinths and Water Lettuce

(Mon, 01 May 2017 19:30:06 +0000)

Water Hyacinths and Water Lettuce I have written many articles on both of these free floating, tropical plants and I thought I should just remind you all that they are not frost hardy, and so for that very reason, should … Continue reading

New Iris Louisiana Cultivars

(Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:31:55 +0000)

  New Iris Louisiana Cultivars About 7 years ago, I started a collection of Iris Louisiana.  Importing live plants is a tricky procedure that involves a lot of time, effort, money and red tape but, as a collector of rare … Continue reading

Moorhens

(Sun, 16 Apr 2017 08:48:09 +0000)

Moorhens For those of you that are lucky enough to be proud owners of larger areas of water, there is a water bird that you should welcome with open arms should you be lucky enough of course, if they decide … Continue reading