About us at Waterside Nursery

Waterside Nursery have grown our own water plants in Leicestershire, UK since 1995.

We are specialist growers of both marginal pond plants and deep water plants. Water lilies for ponds and miniature water plants and waterlilies for our design of fibreglass patio container pond features.

We are set apart from other online mail order pond plant retailers by offering pond plants we have grown ourselves that are rooted into mesh baskets using aquatic compost ready to be immediately planted into your pond or container pond. We also grow moisture loving plants for around a pond supplied rooted in solid pots.

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

Our plants are sent mail order to UK destinations only using the courier APC.

The majority of our Nursery site is planted baskets in outside water troughs where the plants will stay throughout the year. They will transfer to you at any time of year except when there is thick ice across the water.

We have exhibited our water plants and container ponds at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and have received  7 Gold Medals  2011 – 2017 for aquatic plants.

We are now concentrating on our online website and sending our plants for all types of water features out to our customers. We are sorry we no longer have the time to do the big RHS Shows!

The Team in 2017

3 more people have joined us since. One each into admin, packing and propagating.

Working in association with

  • We are listed as a supplier in The Royal Horticultural Society Plantfinder where specialist Nurseries are listed so that customers have one trusted source to find advice and the plants they are looking for.

  • Froglife is a national wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles – frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards – and saving the habitats they depend on.

    We are pleased to supply them with pond 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 are pleased to supply pond plants for their sites of special scientific interest. (SSSI)

  • The National Trust for Scotland have us on their Supplier List and we are pleased to advise them & send our plants out to their various properties for their water projects.

Talks with Waterside

  • Phil and Linda Smith – owners of Waterside Nursery.

    We are sorry that with coronavirus restrictions we are no longer taking bookings for Talks to Garden Groups.

    We feel we will not be able to resume doing Talks after coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

    We apologise to all Garden Clubs that may have been hoping to book us in the future and wish all those we have spoken to in the past health, happiness & success in the future.