As part of a new naturalistic garden, we designed and specified a natural swimming pond to form the heart of the property which looks over a Hampshire chalk stream and water meadows.  Spoil from the excavation was used to form a large mound to complement the existing contours, provide privacy and shelter while embracing the pond and directing views to the pasture beyond.

As these photos show, even in the depth of winter the organic shape of the pond, the strong curve of the mound reflected in the water with the trees and remains of the naturalistic planting provide all year interest.  Wildlife can be seen in the clear water which tempts you swim most of the year.

As well as planting suggestions, inspiration has been shared for vistas through the hedges and river banks and orchard meadows with mown paths which connect with the landscape.

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