I have always had a keen fascination for wildlife, in particular ponds, wetland areas and those amazing little aquatic creatures in and around them.
At 7 years old, I remember being mesmerised by the goldfish in my father’s pond, watching them circle slowly, breach for food and interact with each other. I soon learnt that frogspawn meant spring was on its way, what flowers bud first and how to care for our slice of nature.
I remember seeing my first newt! What a sight the tiny fella was, flashing through the water to gulp air before returning to the depths. I recall searching for toads and other amphibians during the summer months and learning about their life cycle.
I joined the team in 2021 and work behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly although I have been known to lend a hand on site.
As a trained designer, I love creating spaces for everyone to enjoy, linking the inside and out, colours and textures. My skill is getting to the real heart of what you're looking for to create your perfect space.
I'll be your main point of contact throughout the process whilst Dan is the one who will pull this together and turn ideas into reality.
I love the outdoors and creating spaces for families and friends to gather and make memories. At the weekend, you will probably find me and our spaniel Splodge covered in mud on a walk somewhere around the South West with our flask of hot tea and biscuits.
Dan and I first met during my undergrad in 2012, but it wasn't until after studying a Masters degree in Documentary Production in Bristol that I joined the DU Team to lend my creativity. My skills in videography and editing have delivered the content you see on our YouTube channel.
Whilst I often get jealous of the on-site team enjoying the sun, I do love my job as it allows me to tell the story of each feature - and the team's journey building it - in the most fun and engaging way. As a nature lover, I get great joy seeing our projects come to life (my favourite are the ecosystem ponds), and knowing that our team creates them in the most natural and sustainable way possible.
JD Landscapes & Willows Waterscapes
We collaborate with Jon, Callum and their teams for our bigger builds. These guys are also Certified Aquascape Contractors, talented designers and now great friends of ours. We love coming together several times a year to work together, creating something amazing.
DU Waterscapes is the Certified Aquascape Contractor covering the south west of England. This prestigious certification is only awarded to companies that have fulfilled and undertaken the Aquascape Inc. training and educational program. Ensuring to sustain the high standards; ponds done right, customers served right!
Check out what some of our customers have had to say below:
I am extremely pleased with the disappearing waterfall/stream Dan created in my garden. It is a work of art. His attention to detail is excellent as is shown in the quality plants he chose which really enhance the feature. He and his team worked hard taking out and disposing of the original feature.
Unbelievable good fortune to have had DU Waterscapes as the company I asked to relocate an old and leaking wildlife pond. Their understanding of the issues involved is encyclopedic and their work is first rate. The new pond is a thing of beauty and is already being colonised by amphibians on it's first day.
Dan and Rick worked really hard. They were both very polite and good fun to have around. Their hard work and attention to detail as they were building this water feature was second to none! We enjoyed watching this project come to fruition and we are soooo very pleased with it.
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