Waterside Nursery grow Water Plants

We grow our water plants in Leicestershire.

Linda started Waterside Nursery and to specialise in growing Water Plants in 1995. We now have a team of propagators that grow our marginal shelf pond plants and deep water plants. Also available are water lilies for ponds and miniature water plants and waterlilies for our design of fibreglass patio container pond features.

  • Waterside Nursery grow water plants for our own online mail order website only.
  • We sell plants we have grown ourselves from our own stock by seed or cuttings – unlike many other online stores.
  • Plants are sent rooted into mesh baskets using aquatic compost ready to be immediately placed into your pond or container pond.
  • Our planted baskets grow on in outside troughs on the Nursery area throughout the year.
  • They transfer to you at any time of year except when there is thick ice across the water.
  • Please see our Pond Planting Schemes if you are new to ponds. These are our Starter kits for customers that feel unsure how to plant their newly built pond.
  • Purchase moisture loving plants for around a pond supplied rooted in solid pots.
  • Our water plants & Pond Products are sent mail order only to UK destinations (except Northern Ireland & Channel Islands) using the courier APC.

Pond plants already in mesh baskets waiting for despatch

  • We are not open to the public due to planning restrictions.


  • Waterside Nursery have exhibited water plants and container ponds at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the other RHS Shows. We received  7 Gold Medals from 2011 to 2017 for aquatic plants at Chelsea.
  • We now concentrate on our online website and send our home grown pond plants out direct to you on 24-hour delivery via our courier, APC. (Some areas of Scotland and all Island destinations will be longer than 24-hours.)
  • So we can now be near at hand for pond plants and pond accessories for all our customers whenever they need us through our website shop.

Tips & Advice / Blog:

  • These are written by Linda and based on her own years of experience. They aim to be a reading and reference base of information to help you learn more about water gardening.
  • Sign up for our Monthly Newsletters for timely Tips sent to your email address to help you manage your pond throughout the seasons.

Potted pond plants outside in Winter under snow & ice

Working in association with

  • We are listed as a supplier in The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Plantfinder.  This is a list of specialist Nurseries for customers to have a trusted source for advice and to find the plants they are looking for.

  • The National Trust for Scotland include us on their Supplier List. We advise & send out our water plants to their various properties for any of their water garden projects.

  • Froglife is the national wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Their aim is to save  & develop more habitats for frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards. We often supply them with plants for the ponds they create and manage.

  • There are 46 Wildlife Trusts covering the UK, Isle of Man and Alderney. Each Wildlife Trust is an independent charity set up to help save wildlife and wild places and help people get closer to nature. We supply pond plants for their newt sites of special scientific interest (SSSI)

Talks with Waterside

  • Phil and Linda Smith – owners of Waterside Nursery.

    We are sorry but we are no longer taking bookings for Talks to Garden Groups.

    Phil and Linda wish all the Garden Clubs we have spoken to in the past continued success in the future.