Garden Answers: Ponds and Water Features: Expert Answers to All Your Questions – Book


This used book, in excellent condition,  provides “expert” answers to all your questions about creating a garden with a pond and water features.

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This practical guide has over 200 questions and answers that cover everything from planning to installing a water feature for your garden. Included are hints and tips on how to buy a pump, plants to avoid, choosing the best fish for your pond, what tools and equipment you need. It is filled with inspirational ideas to help you transform your outdoor space into a place to relax.

Richard Bird has grouped the questions and answers into the following subjects:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Building Your Pond
  3. Other Water Features
  4. Plants for a Water Garden
  5. Introducing Wildlife
  6. Seasonal Maintenance
  7. Troubleshooting

This book is filled with informative tips and diagrams, as well as inspirational photographs.When I lived in Australia, I used this book for advice on pumps and plants.

Goodreads gives Garden Answers: Ponds and Water Features: Expert Answers to All Your Questions by Richard Bird a rating of 4 stars.

If you are planning to build a water feature in your garden, you might also consider: Garden DIY Water Features

About the Author

Richard Bird, the author of “Ponds and Water Features” has gardened since childhood and is the author of over thirty books, including How to Plan a Small Garden and Month-by-Month in the Garden. He has edited a number of gardening magazines and also lectures widely as well as doing regular radio and television broadcasts.
ISBN: 0-600-60408-X    Publisher: Hamlyn   2002 (First Edition)
Size: 6.75 X 9.5 X .75 inches; 144 pages
Condition: Hardcover with original book-jacket. Excellent; like new. Original retail price – $29.95 CA


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Additional information

Weight .590 kg
Dimensions 35 × 25 × 2 cm


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