Yorkshire aquascapes

Pond Specialists & Installation Experts

Our award-winning team of pond experts can handle your dream pond project from design all the way through to installation and maintenance.

Ecosystem Pond Installation Experts

What is an Ecosystem Pond?

An Ecosystem Pond uses a unique filtration system modelled on the best designer in the world – nature! 

Combining a Skimmer Box (mechanical filtration), a Biofalls Filter (biological filtration), waterfalls, aquatic plants, natural boulders, pebbles, cobbles, fish and aquatic life – we can create a low maintenance, self-sufficient ecosystem as found in nature.

All our ponds are designed to look natural and we never display any liner, pipework, filters, plastic parts or pumps. This is why more and more people are choosing Ecosystem Ponds over traditional ‘bare liner’ ponds. 

Ready to explore some Garden Pond Ideas?

Small Ponds

Garden space doesn’t have to be an issue when looking for an Ecosystem Pond. We can build Tiny Ponds (Fairy Pools, approx. 1.5m x 2m) and Small Ponds (approx. 2.5m x 3.5m) to fit any garden. To make the most out of your Ecosystem Pond you would likely need at least 1.5m x 2m which can include a small waterfall.

Still struggling for space? Explore our Pondless Water Features and Water Fountains

Medium Ponds

Medium Ecosystem Ponds are typically up to 5m x 3.5m and this extra space allows for further aquatic planting and larger, longer or more unique waterfalls and streams entering the pond. We apply our filtration system to Ecosystem Ponds to help create a low maintenance and stunning creation that will provide a wonderful home for fish and aquatic life. We often build fish-caves and habitat hides into our ponds to help the wildlife survive and thrive.

Medium Ponds

Medium Ecosystem Ponds are typically up to 5m x 3.5m and this extra space allows for further aquatic planting and larger, longer or more unique waterfalls and streams entering the pond. We apply our filtration system to Ecosystem Ponds to help create a low maintenance and stunning creation that will provide a wonderful home for fish and aquatic life. We often build fish-caves and habitat hides into our ponds to help the wildlife survive and thrive.

Large Ponds

Our Large Ecosystem Ponds can be up to 7m x 5m with a 2m stream with waterfalls. With larger ponds our team’s creativity can really come to life. We can include bog beaches, stepping stones and incredible waterfalls and streams entering the pond. We create the perfect environment for aquatic plants and life to thrive which in turn helps keep your pond looking clear and healthy. 

Garden Pond Ideas – Planning your dream Pond

When it comes to your dream pond, every garden is different. You need to explore a few areas before you begin planning your project. We break these down into the Why, What and Where. The best place to start is to look at your reason for wanting a pond, the WHY.

Purpose: The WHY
Are you looking to have the sound of flowing water?
Are you looking to keep fish?
Are you looking to attract wildlife?


Once you’ve discovered your WHY it’s time to explore the pond options that fit your needs.
Type of Pond: The WHAT
Ecosystem Pond – The ultimate in low maintenance nature-inspired filtration combined with our creative design flair for mimicking nature with the pond and waterfalls. Perfect for fish-keepers, those looking to attract aquatic wildlife and anyone who enjoys the sounds and sights of flowing water.

Still Wildlife Pond – A haven for wildlife and plants. Designed to mimic a natural pool with plants and rockery.

Now you’ve decided on the type of pond, you need to find the perfect location for it.

Not sure if a pond is right for you? Check out our Pondless Water Features or Water Fountains. (link to both pages) Not sure if a pond is right for you… check out our Pondless Water Features
Location: The WHERE
As pond experts we consult with our clients to find the location that will provide maximum enjoyment from your pond. Important questions to explore are:

Where do you spend most time in the garden?

Where are the main viewing areas from inside the house looking out?

Our Tips: In terms of pond location, ensure that your pond will be visible from all areas of your garden and main seating and entertaining areas. We always consult with our clients to ensure that each water feature and pond is ideally suited for their garden and enhanced for their viewpoints and sightlines.

Costs & Installation | FAQ

A. Our team can bring your dream Pond to life within 3 – 7 days for the majority of our small, medium and large Ecosystem Ponds. Each project is bespoke but we pride ourselves on our work ethic and getting our projects completed on time and on budget. Still Wildlife Ponds can be created in a similar time frame of 3 – 5 days based on size.

A. Each Yorkshire Aquascapes project is bespoke so we create a yearly price list for our Ecosystem Ponds and Still Wildlife Ponds to help you find the right Pond for your budget. Check out our pricing.

A. Due to the mechanical filtration of the Skimmer almost all the leaves that fall into the pond will end up sucked into the skimmer and caught in the skimmer basket. Maintenance is as easy as emptying the basket from time to time. We will often perform a once-a-year deep clean for our clients to ensure the pump, skimmer and pond are looking their best for the season.
A. We can install illumination packages based around your pond. These can include underwater lighting, stream lighting, up-lights and external spotlights to highlight certain features. All these are connected on a low-voltage cable network with a digital photocell to turn on automatically at night.

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Reviews

Your project is in safe hands with your Award-Winning Water Feature Specialists.

Gold Award at Harrogate Flower Spring Essentials 2021

As the very proud 'owners' of this pond, we would like to thank Josh, Simon and team for making our pond dream come true with the amazing transformation of this boring corner of our garden into the fantastic eco system pond in the photos. We can't recommend Yorkshire Aquascapes enough for their dedication, skill & bloomin hard work. They didn't stop all week and consulted us every step of the way.

Alison & Paul (Guiseley)

I saw Josh and Simon at the Harrogate show and loved their water feature. They came a few weeks later to recreate my vision, a pond with a dry river bed, messy, natural, not too neat. It’s fabulous, the vision in my head interpreted perfectly, in less than a day. Would not hesitate to recommend, I'd shout from the rooftop!

Sandra (Pond Client in Rawdon)

Can't recommend Josh and his team highly enough. Just brilliant at what he does and has transformed our garden with the water feature in two days. Low maintenance, great visual and acoustic effect. We absolutely love it. Thanks So Much.

David & Natalie (Pondless Client in Alwoodley, Leeds)

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