A quick and easy garden pond for one's backyard. Great idea for kids to help with on school holidays.


  • pond + 5 gold fish buy a cheap hard plastic pool or pond at Bunnings
  • hose and rocks small amount of garden hose. Bush rocks
  • Watering can + a filter Old or new can from junkie shop. Filter from a pet store that sells gold fish.


  1. Dig a hole unless you want an above ground pond. Place pond in ground. You may find items around your yard to recycle.
  2. Fill with water, attach watering can to fence and connect hose up to to so it recycles the water in pond. May need a landscaper's help or husband if he is handy with this type of thing. Attach filter if needed, can use Lilly pads to oxygenate the water
  3. Put rocks around the pond. We added plants from around the yard also. Add gold fish and Lilly pads


This is a great project that kids can help with.

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  • So cool I’m about to make a garden area might have to give this a try my 3 year old would love making it too thanks for sharing


  • I’ve always wanted to put something like this in my backyard.


  • I love the watering can! My kids are too little got me to have a pond in the yard, but one to log away for when they’re older

    • Yes the watering can was just sitting in the garden so I thought why not? Looks okay!


  • I have a pond in my garden and I would love to put in a watering can, what a great idea.


  • Looks great. Amazing way to up cycle some items too


  • It looks fantastic,l want one now! Thanks!


  • This is so cool. I find the sound of trickling water to be very relaxing. Add some fish or frogs for the kids


  • Unique idea kids would love it


  • Looks great, I think I might give one a go


  • Wow that looks amazing great idea I hope mine looks as good as this

    • I just recently updated my pond and added plastic climbing flowers on the fence for a bit of privacy. They look quite good. My visitors think they are real from a distance.


  • A nice idea & kids would find it fascinating.


  • I would love to have a pond in my backyard there’s something so relaxing about watching the water


  • That looks so much fun wish i wasn’t renting.


  • I would love to have a pond in my back yard. Especially with running water. The sound of trickling water is so soothing

    • I know it relaxes me but the trickling of water drives my husband nuts!


  • Thank you all for your comments.


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