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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.


Thursday - Saturday 9am - 5pm, 1st March until 31st 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

Marginal Pond Plants or Bog Garden Plants

(Sun, 11 Mar 2018 10:18:46 +0000)

  Marginal Pond Plants Or Bog Garden Plants There seems to be a lot of confusion and inaccuratces with information all over the internet on the categorising of marginal pond plants and bog garden plants.  Like before in many of … Continue reading

Growing Water Lilies in Containers

(Sat, 03 Mar 2018 13:39:30 +0000)

Growing Water Lilies in Containers When we think of Water Lilies, we tend to think of village ponds and lakes.  Water Lilies come in all different sizes and there are dozens of small Water Lily cultivars that are easy to … Continue reading

Tame Grey Herons

(Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:13:44 +0000)

Tame Grey Herons Last January I wrote and put live a article on my website on the life of Grey Herons, all the photos in the article were of a very tame Heron that has become friends with my brother Mark … Continue reading

Oenanthes for Wild and Formal Pond Planting

(Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:40:49 +0000)

Oenanthes for Wild and Formal Pond Planting   There are many species of Oenanthes that grow wild in various wetland habitats.  They can be found in water meadows, streams, ditches, marshes, rivers, pond, lakes and bog-lands.  Most resemble weeds, so … Continue reading

The Common Names of Marginal Pond Plants Exsplained

(Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:58:00 +0000)

    The Common Names of Marginal Pond Plants Explained The vast majority of ‘common pond plant’ names are self explanatory.  For example ‘Flowering Rush’ is a rush that flowers and ‘Cotton Grass,’ is grass like and produces fluffy cotton … Continue reading

How to Attract Dragonflies with Glyceria Maxima

(Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:23:38 +0000)

    How to Attract Dragonflies with Glyceria Maxima   Dragonflies are simply amazing to see.  These giant winged insects swoop and dart around at great speeds whilst they catch smaller insects to eat though they are also seeking out … Continue reading

Pond Planting Explained for Beginners

(Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:42:09 +0000)

Pond planting explained for Beginners The only difference between adding plants to your pond or water garden compared to planting up borders in your back garden is WATER, and the thing that seems to confuse people the most is the … Continue reading

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