Mini pond

Would you like to create a mini pond? We offer everything from supplies to advice to easily set up a patio pond or mini pond scale. Check out our handy step-by-step plan or shop our complete ready-made mini pond kits

Simon van der Velde

A mini pond is the ideal type of pond when you have limited space in the garden or you only have access to a balcony or terrace. A mini pond or patio pond can make a world of difference to biodiversity. Every piece of nature counts.

Simon van der VeldePond specialist and aquatic plant breeder

Buy ready-made mini pond bowl

Terrace Pond - Pink Lotus

- Complete set
- 13 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

 119,95

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Mini Pond Bowl with Plant Set - Pink

- Complete set
- 15 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

 99,95

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Mini Pond Bowl with Plant Set - Red

- Complete set
- 15 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

 99,95

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Terrace Pond - Hardy Blue Water Lily

- Complete set
- 12 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

 119,95

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Terrace Pond - White Lotus

- Complete set
- 13 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

 119,95

In stock

Mini Pond Bowl with Plant Set - White

- Complete set
- 15 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

 99,95

In stock

Simons Pond Advice Book

- Choose your language of the book
- Complete pond handbook
- 100+ pages from construction to maintenance

 19,95

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Mini pond sets

Mini pond set - Red

- Combi set
- 4 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

 39,95

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Floating Plant Island - Aquatic Plants

- Floating aquatic plant
- Full grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

 29,95

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Mini pond set - Pink

- Combi set
- 4 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

 39,95

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Mini Pond Aquatic Plant Set

- Aquatic plants
- 4 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

 25,95

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Mini Pond Oxygen Plants Set

- Oxygen plant
- 4 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 25,95

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Pond Plant Set - Aquatic Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 49,95

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Mini pond set - White

- Combi set
- 4 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

 39,95

In stock

Pond Plant Set - Pink Water Plants

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 59,95

In stock

Loose Oxygen Plants Set

- For 500 - 1,000 liters of water
- 16 plants
- Placement: loose in the water

 49,95

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Mini pond set - Red + Oxygen plants

- For 50 - 250 L
- 15 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

 69,95

In stock

Baskets Oxygen Plants Set

- For 500 - 1,000 liters of water
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

 49,95

In stock

Complete Pond Package - Small - Red

- For 100 - 500 L
- 19 plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 139,95

In stock

Pond Plant Set - Red Dwarf Water Lily

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

 59,95

In stock

10 Pond mussels & 10 Moss balls

- For 500 - 1000 L
- Bottom and wall cleaner
- Does not attack pond plants

 49,95

In stock

Pond Plant Set - Sumpfpflanzen

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

 49,95

In stock

Complete Pond Package - Small - White

- For 100 - 500 L
- 19 plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 139,95

In stock

Pond Plant Set - Black Water Plants

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 69,95

In stock

Mini Pond Oxygen Plants Set + Hornleaf

- Oxygen plant
- 10 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 39,95

In stock

Pond Plant Set - Bee and Butterfly Attracting Aquatic Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 49,95

In stock

Aquatic Plant Package - Small - Red

- For 100 - 500 L
- 19 plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 99,95

In stock

Mini pond set - White + Oxygen plants

- For 50 - 250 L
- 15 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

 69,95

In stock

Pond Plant Set - Special Aquatic Plants

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

 69,95

In stock

Mini Water Lily - Red + Oxygen Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -10 to -100 cm

 59,95

In stock

Pond Plant Set - White Dwarf Water Lily

- Combi set
- 9 plants
- Placement: -1 to -40 cm

 59,95

In stock

Anti Algae Pond Package - Mini Pond

- For 100 - 500 L
- Oxygen plants + extras
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 89,95

In stock

Aquatic Plant Package - Small - White

- For 100 - 500 L
- 19 plants
- Placement: -1 to -100 cm

 99,95

In stock

Mini Water Lily - White + Oxygen Plants

- Combi set
- 12 plants
- Placement: -10 to -100 cm

 59,95

In stock

Terrace Pond - Pink Lotus

- Complete set
- 13 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

 119,95

In stock

Mini Pond Bowl with Plant Set - Pink

- Complete set
- 15 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

 99,95

In stock

Mini Pond Bowl with Plant Set - Red

- Complete set
- 15 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

 99,95

In stock

Terrace Pond - Hardy Blue Water Lily

- Complete set
- 12 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

 119,95

In stock

Terrace Pond - White Lotus

- Complete set
- 13 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

 119,95

In stock

Fish Pond Oxygen Plants Package - Small

- For 500 - 1,000 L
- 11 plants + 1L fish food
- Placement: loose in the water

 39,95

In stock

Mini Pond Bowl with Plant Set - White

- Complete set
- 15 plants
- Plastic bowl Ø 40 x H 20 cm

 99,95

In stock

Construct mini pond in garden

A natural and self-sustaining mini pond

A mini pond is a beautiful addition to any garden, balcony or patio. By setting up your mini pond according to our step-by-step plan, you will enjoy a maintenance-free pond. Because this pond controls its own maintenance through the natural balance it creates, you have more time to enjoy it without worrying about maintenance.

A naturally designed mini pond also means you are actively contributing to increasing biodiversity. You create a place where aquatic plants, small aquatic animals and insects can thrive. This is not only good for the environment, but also brings more life and dynamism to your garden.

The natural approach to decorating your mini pond also means you don't have to use chemicals. This reduces environmental impact and provides a healthier environment for both flora and fauna in and around the pond.

In short, by choosing a naturally designed mini pond according to our step-by-step plan, you are not only choosing a graceful addition to your garden, but also an eco-friendly and low-maintenance solution that contributes to preserving a natural world.

Creating mini pond in 5 easy steps

A mini pond is very easy to make. In fact, if you use the right plants, you do not need to use a pump or filter and you can enjoy your patio pond all year round. The only 4 supplies you need are:

  • A container, barrel or bowl
  • Pond substrate
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Tap water

Step 1: Choose a container or pot for your mini pond

Mini pond patio pond balcony pond

As a first step, choose a nice container or pot for your mini pond. Make sure the container or pot is at least 20 inches deep so your pond plants have enough room to grow and flourish. Choose something that you like and that matches the style of your garden.

Step 2: Pick the location for your mini pond

Mini pond plants

You can place your mini pond or patio pond in various locations, such as in your garden, on your patio or even on your balcony. However, it is important to realize that such a mini pond is a limited and shallow water reservoir. During the hot summer months, this can lead to the formation of algae due to the reflection of sunlight. In addition, the water may evaporate faster due to the heat. To mitigate these problems, you can place oxygen plants in the pond. These not only block sunlight, but also ensure good water quality and sufficient oxygen.

Simon's advice for an oxygen plant

For a mini pond, it is best to choose Hornleaf and Moss balls. This is because these oxygen plants can be left loose in the water and both are also hardy.

Mini Pond Oxygen Plants Set + Hornleaf

- Oxygen plant
- 10 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

 39,95

In stock

Step 3: Create any elevation changes in your mini pond

Setting up mini pond

As a third step, you may want to create height differences in your mini pond. You can do this by placing stones at the bottom of the pond. This allows you to place your aquatic plants at different heights in the pond and creates a fun and playful effect. Many people find this a nice addition to their mini pond.

Step 4: Add substrate to the soil

Mini pond substrate

Like large water features, small ponds also need a stable foundation. Pond substrate namely attracts beneficial bacteria that keep the water clear. A bottom layer of substrate is also necessary to provide plant roots with the proper substrate in which to take root. Without substrate, pond plants cannot root properly and will not last as long. Because our substrate consists of porous stone pellets, it gives the pond a natural look. In addition, the grains are environmentally friendly, low-maintenance and last a lifetime. With substrate you give your pond a natural and stable basis.

Simon's advice for a pond substrate

Use 5 liters of substrate (1 bucket) to place on the pond bottom to allow aquatic plants to take root properly.

Pond substrate - 5 liters

- 5 L covers 25 cm ↥ 5 cm
- Heavy duty quality for best filtration
- Extra porous: optimal plant growth

 14,95

In stock

Step 5: Pick out aquatic plants for your mini pond

Mini pond set plants

Many people who want to build a mini pond are often unsure which plants are most suitable for their little pond. Therefore, it is highly recommended to choose a mini pond set. After all, such a set contains everything you need, which means you don't have to buy large bags of soil and clay. So you can quickly and easily enjoy a beautiful self-created pond.

Simons advice for aquatic plants

With a complete mini pond set, in terms of plants, you are done in one go because our mini pond set includes the four types of aquatic plants needed for a balanced pond.

Mini pond set - White + Oxygen plants

- For 50 - 250 L
- 15 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

 69,95

In stock

Make your own mini pond

Read step-by-step instructions for creating and setting up your newly purchased mini pond here
Instructions
Package Contents
The package contains the following items:
The package contains the following items:
  • AQUA SET
    (A) Pond basket
    (B ) Clay
    (C ) Nutrition
    (D ) Cover gravel
  • (E) 1 to 4 aquatic plant(s).
  • (F) Scale
  • (G) POUNDS OF SOIL - 5 L
  • (H) POUND SUBSTRATE - 5 L
  • (K) BACTA TAB
  • (I) Cladophora aegagropila - 5 pcs.
  • (J) Ceratophyllum Demersum - 2 L

Step 1
Setting up the pond basket
Setting up the pond basket
  1. Place the empty (A) Pond Basket on a stable surface.
  2. Mix the (B) Teichlehm with (G) POND SOIL - 5 L in a 1:1 ratio
    in the pond basket (not all of the POND SOIL - 5 L needs to be used).
  3. Place the (E) Aquatic Plant(s) in the basket.
  4. Add (C) Nutrition and press it into the soil.
  5. Cover the basket with (D) Cover gravel.

Step 2
Setting up mini pond
Setting up mini pond
  1. Place the (F) scale at the desired location.
  2. Place the furnished pond basket from step 1 in the bowl.
  3. Fill the edges of the mini pond with (H) POND SUBSTRATE - 5 L
    (not all substrate needs to be used).
  4. Fill the bowl with tap water
    (not rainwater).
  5. Add (I) Cladophora Aegagropila - 5 pieces.
  6. Then add (J) Ceratophyllum Demersum - 2 L.
  7. Add (K) BACTA TAB.

Frequently asked questions about mini ponds

Pond Advice

It doesn't take much to set up a mini pond nicely, but it is helpful to know what products you need. Of course, you need a container in which to create the mini pond. You also need a pond basket, clay, soil, plant food and water plants. It is best to buy this in a ready-made mini pond set, where you only need to buy substrate for the bottom.

A mini pond, because it is only a small water source, requires little maintenance and care. However, it is important to keep an eye on the water level during the warm summer months. This is because the heat can cause this water level to drop, but the aquatic plants obviously need water. When you see that the water level in your mini pond has dropped, add water to the container so that your own mini pond can continue to be full of blooms!

A mini pond does not have to be large, the ideal size for a mini pond is 1 square meter. The pond should be made in a container with a depth between 25 and 50 centimeters.

A mini-pond can be placed almost anywhere; on the balcony, in the garden, on the terrace ... it doesn't matter, as long as your mini-pond is not in full sun all day, because then algae will develop much faster and pond plants can burn.

As you can imagine, a patio pond with fish is not just possible with any size patio pond. Especially when the pond is full in the sun, the water quickly becomes too warm for fish and they will not survive. Also when it freezes and ice forms, the fish will not get oxygen and the chances of survival are slim. With a small patio pond or balcony pond, it is therefore not recommended to have fish swimming around in it.

Garden pond small

A small garden pond, often referred to as a mini pond, is a charming and space-saving option for gardeners who want to incorporate the beauty of aquatic plants and the soothing sound of water into a limited space. These compact water features can be easily constructed using pond trays or flexible pond liner and are ideal for growing smaller aquatic plants and attracting local wildlife, such as birds and insects. Mini ponds not only provide aesthetic enrichment to the garden, but also create a microhabitat that contributes to biodiversity in urban areas.

Small pond

A smaller pond is relatively easy to construct and maintain, making it an accessible option for gardeners of any experience level. In addition, such a pond helps promote biodiversity by providing habitat for a variety of local flora and fauna, such as insects, birds and aquatic plants.

What is a mini pond?

A mini pond is a pond but in miniature. The size of this pond is usually around one square meter. This makes the pond ideal for people who have little space in the garden or people who have no garden but only a balcony. A mini pond can be decorated with the same kind of water plants as a normal pond, this makes the mini pond an asset to the eye! With an area of usually around one square meter, the mini pond is perfect for enthusiasts with limited space. Whether you have a small garden or only a balcony at your disposal, the mini pond offers the same aesthetic benefits as a larger version. Moreover, you can decorate a mini pond with the same beautiful aquatic plants found in larger ponds.

Mini pond balcony or terrace

Not everyone has the privilege of a spacious garden. However, even with limited outdoor space, you can enjoy the charms of a pond. A patio pond or balcony pond is a stylish, low-maintenance option that creates a soothing ambiance. Although fish can be a challenge in such a setting, you'll find that other animals and insects flock to it, contributing to a lively scene.

Building a pond can be done throughout the year, provided it is not freezing. Are you ready to transform your outdoor space with a pond? We are ready with advice, tips and guidance to help you realize your water paradise.

Mini pond plants

1. Oxygen Plants

Oxygen plants in a mini pond help improve water quality by adding oxygen to the water. This reduces the growth of harmful bacteria and algae and creates a healthy habitat for the animals in the pond.

2. Waterlilies

One water lily are necessary in mini ponds, regulate temperature, feed on insects for biological balance and improve appearance of a pond by their beautiful flowers and leaves.

3. Sumpfpflanzen

Sumpfpflanzen grow quickly thanks to their good root system. They filter water excellently and reduce nitrate and nitrite concentrations by absorbing waste products. Our selection contains the strongest and hardy Sumpfpflanzen.

4. Aquatic Plants

Aquatic plants promote clean, clear water and maintain biological balance for aquatic life. Our selection offers vigorous growth and winter hardiness, with direct delivery from our nursery.

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I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
Tips, advice and substantial savings
I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
Tips, advice and substantial savings
I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.