We're all now aware of the importance of water in a British wildlife garden. A pond, whether a small lake or a sunken bucket, is a valuable resource for many species in our gardens.
To get the most out of your pond you can use UK native plants. These plants have evolved alongside our native wildlife meaning they're readily sought out. Insects will use them for nectar, dragonflies lay eggs on them and amphibians spawn in them!
Garden birds, including waterfowl, and fish may also graze upon our native plants. They are a key component of our native food webs.
We have compiled a list of UK native pond plants below, for more information you can click on each plant's scientific name.
Deepwater Marginal Plants