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Wetland for COP26

We are in Glasgow working on a very exciting project at the Glasgow Science Centre ahead of COP26 in November. We are transforming the space by the IMAX in Pacific Quay into a vibrant wetland and boardwalk. Planting beds have been constructed and planting has started with...

Froglife wildflower project

In an unusual project for us Froglife asked us to cut a big patch of tarmac out of a Falkirk Primary School playground and plant it with wildflower. Just finished today and full of tansy, red campion, knapweed, meadow cranesbill and St John’s wort. Should be a...

Callendar Park

The reflective properties of water illustrated by a pond we dug for Froglife in Callendar Park, Falkirk last winter. Apart from reflecting the sky, the trees and the local architecture it will be a great frog spawning pond too.          ...

Callander, Froglife

We spent the last few weeks in Callander renovating and constructing new wildlife ponds and a dipping platform for Froglife. With the site being so wet, we tried out a low ground pressure digger and it definitely did the trick. There was minimal impact to the surrounding...

Small pond and cascade

As well as large ponds and pools, Water Gems build many smaller ponds and cascades and this is a great example of these projects.  Finished in August of this year, the project was a complete rebuild of an existing pond in a garden in Fife. Using...

Wildlife Pond

In the winter of 2019, Stuart and the team built this stunning wildlife pond on an estate in Perthshire. It sits within the beautiful garden designed by Carolyn Grohmann of Secret Gardens Design, alongside a new build house designed by Lorn Macneal Architects' Sula McEwan. The pond...