From a very early age, Mark MJ Wilson was fascinated by the aquatic world and knew that this would eventually become his life's work. Through his academic training and varied commercial experience, MJ has built up a unique knowledge of aquatic design and husbandry, which, combined with his artistic flair, enables the construction of inspiring water garden designs that work in the real world. Taking his inspiration mainly from Mother Nature, Mark spends all of his professional life, and most of his spare time in and around water! Through his academic training and diverse experience in horticulture, fish husbandry and aquatic engineering, MJ has a wealth of experience of creating the perfect environment that will thrive in the long term.

UK POND College Offers Water Feature Training

By MJ Wilson / December 27, 2021 / 9 Comments

POND college (Pc) is the home of Any Pond Limited, a marketing company that educates and inspires the British public. Our focus is to help others dream, plan and enjoy ponds and water features. Pc is in an ideal central location in the United Kingdom and is open for the citizens of the British Isles […]

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Streaming Pond Video Sales Tool

By MJ Wilson / June 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

One of the most effective ways to reach large numbers of people is via video, whether live or recorded. Can you imagine a world without it now, especially during the global pandemic? Thanks to video, I have been able to carry on talking with clients and inspiring thousands and thousands of people with content that I originally […]

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Video | Get to Know a Japanese Variegata Water Iris

By MJ Wilson / December 9, 2016 / 0 Comments

Need ideas for your pond or water garden next summer or now if you live in a warmer climate? Check out this video from Mark Wilson on this Japanese Variegated water iris. More Video Below: Video | Remove Bubbles and See Your Koi Beauties! Video | What to Look for with Gin Rin Showa Koi

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Pondless Water Feature | Making Waves with Waterfall Foam

By MJ Wilson / February 2, 2016 / 1 Comment

Building a stream in this limited amount of space between two lots of concrete would also have to please my hardest critic of all — the one who looks back at me in the mirror every day.

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Constructing a 4-foot-deep pond to look after a number of large koi carp and to grow marginal water plants. Digging a pond when you have a cameraman in the hole takes longer than normal.

Decide Your Priorities, Build Your Best Pond

By MJ Wilson / May 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

The exciting pond project you see in the pictures below was built in Northamptonshire, U.K. The owners had recently moved from another property, where they had a small pond. But with a much bigger garden surrounding the new home they decided to build a more substantial pond to house their fish. They had a good […]

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Near-Disaster at Chelsea

By MJ Wilson / November 10, 2014 / 2 Comments

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show is the most prestigious horticultural show in the world. It is often regarded as the Olympics of Horticulture, where the best garden designers in the world all compete for highly prized medals. All the garden designers are pre-qualified at other RHS shows before even being considered for space […]

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