Oak pond surrounds

I have just finished fitting a surround to two small rectangular ponds in a London garden. They are made from quite chunky section green oak, fitted with traditional pegged mortice and tenon joints.

green oak pond surround during installation

green oak pond surround during installation

Here is one of them during installation. It’s often difficult to get a good photo during installation as you are essentially working in a building site. The pink strip is an LED lighting ribbon which can be switched on at night. There’s an oak ramp fitted on the right so that wildlife can get in and out of the pond. I wonder what the frogs will think of the night time light show.

green oak edging to a small pond

green oak edging to a small pond

To show you what it might look like in a year or two’s time here’s a photo of an oak surround I fitted a while back. The pond has filled up with rain water, the oak is mellowing to a silvery grey, and the plants around are starting to overhang. Very nice.

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