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“A pool is lovely to sit by and it’s fantastic for wildlife – dragonflies, frogs, newts, and birds”

“People love being near water,” says landscape designer Owen Morgan. “A pool is lovely to sit by and it’s fantastic for wildlife – dragonflies, frogs, newts, water boatmen and birds. It also gives pollinators and birds somewhere to drink, which is a much-missed aspect of wildlife gardening.”

And, of course, water is wonderful for swimming in, as well. The owners of this three-acre garden in Oxfordshire contacted Owen because they wanted to put in a natural swimming pool – something that Owen is experienced in creating. They rightly believed that a rectangular, turquoise-tiled option would be

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