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We're pretty confident that we offer the best garden and pond design, as well as maintenance service in the region. But you’d expect us to say that, right? So, what about our clients? What do they think?

"I have just had my pond installed by Michael Wheat and I'm absolutely delighted with the way it looks, my entire dealings with Michael and his team were very professional from start to finish of the project and we were particularly impressed by the way in which the guys worked in appalling weather and still managed to keep the garden , patio and house clean and tidy. I'm looking for award to stocking my pond now with fish and plantings using the expert advice and guidance from Michael. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael for pond and garden design and it has been a pleasure working with such a professional team."
Jim Hedderwick
Nearly 3 years ago Michael and his team transformed our office fish pond from a leaking, green watered mess into a beautiful natural looking wildlife pond, which has had crystal clear water ever since. The fish have since thrived with our resident Koi successfully spawning 2 years ago. We also opted for the 'bells & whistles' with an excellent external filter, surface skimmer, aeration, under water lighting floating fountain and a pair of rainbow jumping jets. The Oase equipment has proved very reliable and easy to maintain. We also took up on Michael's gold standard maintenance contract, which has ensured the pond stays looking good, with monthly visits during the spring & summer months to keep the blanket weed in check and clean all the equipment. His team also adhere to our site Health & Safety rules, wearing the correct PPE, following agreed method statements and risk assessments, to carryout their tasks safely and efficiently. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael and his team to any private or business customer to create the pond of their dreams!
Robin Page
We were delighted with our pond face lift, a key aspect of which was the creation of a natural water feature. This now looks amazing! The team (Paul) ensured that we were completely satisfied t’out the project. Would highly recommend Michael’s business for all your pond requirements.
Stuart Fraser
I'm gonna be honest - it didn't start well, but boy they did a nice job and for a great price. Here's what happened. The admin contact had given me a time of 8 AM, so when it turned 8:40 it was a red flag moment for me. Generally speaking, when people show up late to an appointment, my logic is they aren't going to do a good job since they didn't respect my time. However, it turned out their admin person was in-training and giving a window of time was the preferred method. Michael more than made up for the error by coming over to check on work, apologize, and set me straight they'd do a great job. And they did. They worked past 5 PM, completely emptying the pond, storing the fish, clearing weeds, re-instating the pump, repairing height at one side, and putting in new sponges/bulb. I gave these guys a large tip because, simply, the deserved it. They have sent a maintenance lass over since to check everything is working correctly. Couldn't ask for better and will use again. Ask for Leah in the office. The fish are happy!
Cheryl Ward
Our pond and streams which as novices we created some twenty years ago, were ageing and failing. Action ...... called Michael Wheats office, first point of contact, very important, excellent advice and an appointment with Michael was made, this was met promptly albeit brief so we asked for a revisit, no problem, Michael spent time planning and talking through our “refurbishment” on the second visit.... we were sold! Start date was set, the great team arrived as promised and worked like Trojans, rehousing fish, emptying 36,000 gallon pond, moving 20 tons of rock, re-levelling, re-lining and then of course refilling all done without too much disturbance to the rest of the garden! Result... two very happy people (and fish) a much healthier and more beautiful pond .. of course it’s Autumn, beautiful though this Autumn is we can’t wait for the spring when the pond and streams will be in their full glory once again. Huge thanks to Michael and his hard working, thoughtful and polite team. (Not once was any bad language used and those rocks provided plenty of opportunities, impressive !! )
Pauline Gregory
Michael and his team transformed an overgrown, leaking swamp into a wonderful, well designed pond that really enhances our property and the enjoyment we will get from it. His team on site were reliable, hard working and kept us fully informed of their plans at every stage of the process. We are delighted with the result and would recommend Michael with reservation.
Peter Foale
Hi Michael, Currently sat next to my pond enjoying a cold beer in the sun. Please give my best regards to the team and pass on my thanks for the transformation they achieved with the pond and garden. All the best, John.
John Edwards
Michael Wheat carried out substantial works on a very prestigious New build project, near Market Drayton in 2016 for 8Build, London. The works include two large ponds approximately 10m diameter and a 200 linear meter reflective pool. The project was very complex and it was a total pleasure to have Michael on-board. From the off-set, Michael immediately understood the project requirements and brought a substantial knowledge base to the scheme. He was able to overcome major site specific issues, i.e. logistics, ground conditions, etc. Michael and his team were extremely Professional, Polite and helpful and the finished product was fantastic. If you are intending to have a pond constructed, Michael Wheat is the only choice. Michael Redican. M.Sc. Pg. Dip. ICOB. Contracts Manager
Mike Redican
"We can not praise Michael and his wonderful team enough!!! Michael has turned a boring, dull piece of lawn at the bottom of our garden into an amazing wildlife pond with a gentle waterfall and rippling brook. From the first meeting everything went perfectly. He patiently listed to what our idea of a dream pond would be. With his creative drawings which were easy to understand we set a start date that fitted our travelling schedule. Lindsay arrived with her professional team on the specified date and started building our pond. Their attention to detail and their consideration our lawn and garden was quite impressive. The whole team was hard working, efficient, and extremely competent. When we left for a holiday it was with complete trust. They kindly sent us regular updates while we were away. When the video of the babbling brook arrived we were ecstatic! The end product is truly our perfect pond and stream - our dream come true! We cannot recommend Michael Wheat highly enough. We are happy to talk with anyone and show them our pond - and share a nice glass of wine as we enjoy the water lilies and dragon flies."
Kathy Robinson
"Fantastic customer service from Michael Wheat Ponds who built our pond nearly 2 years ago. The pond pump stopped working recently just within its guarantee period. It was quickly replaced and fitted without any fuss. So pleased with an immediate and very knowledgeable visit from Lindsay and Lara – problem solved and one very happy customer."
Susan Iannantuoni
"We wanted someone to create a wildlife pond for us and looked on the internet for any information we could find and came across Michael's website. We got in touch and Michael came out and discussed various options with us. We were very impressed and decided to go ahead with the project. I will be honest (as I think Michael would want me to be) there were a couple of misunderstandings, but Michael came out himself on two occasions and made things right for us. He couldn't have been nicer, even bringing us some extra plants. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Michael to anyone who is interested in have a wildlife pond because he wanted us to be 100% happy with the finished project and I have to say we are delighted."
Janice Northfield
"Dear Michael, we are pleased that our pond conversion is now successfully completed (unlike previous attempts with two other contractors!). We have been pleased with your efficient and flexible approach to the project and your staff have been very pleasant and reliable. With Best Wishes"
Nicola Kent
"Dear Michael, can you carry out a through clean of my pond, waterfall, pump etc, as you did so effectively, last year. Three of your staff, on and off (not all three here at the same time), did the most amazing job - in around two hours. The best service my pond has ever had. Thanks Michael – Hope all is well with you and your superb company. Best wishes"
Dr Barry Dufour
"I met Michael when he came to sort out my terrace pond, my builders had assured me they knew what they were doing but once we couldn't get the water clean and I was losing fish I knew I needed help. Michael uncovered the problem straight away we had too much water and a pump unable to cope. The pump was upgraded, we also had lighting and a fountain installed all completed with some lovely pond edge planting. Lesson learned, if you want a pond get an expert to design and build it, in fact get Michael Wheat, you won't regret it."
Susan Tunley
"To Michael and his "super crew", just a note to say a massive "Thank you" for all the hard work (and getting soaked) in to making our pond so much more than we expected. It is a pleasure morning and night to hear the flow of water and see our fish so happy. We have tried to write a review but are both computer illiterate so if you can put this note on your site please do so. Thank you doesn't seem enough but 'Thank You'"
Tony, Claire and the 60 fish! (Kibble)
"Could you thank the two ladies (Lindsay and Jade) for their very professional and cheerful service in the cleaning of my pond yesterday. They did an excellent job and left me well pleased."
A. C. White
"Thank you so much for transforming our old, dilapidated and truly horrible pond into a thing of beauty, widely admired by our friends and family. The plants have all established and are growing wonderfully and we have spent many a happy hour on the deck of our new garden room watching the fish. Many thanks to your wonderful team who worked so hard. We are now proud to show off our pond. Kind Regards"
Bill and Judith Bayes
"I was so pleased to see Danielle. Fantastic! I cannot heap enough praise on her! I've had a couple of quotes and I was not looking forward to revealing my lack of knowledge in this male-dominated industry – since I inherited the pond when I moved into this house and I'm not that knowledgeable. As it turned out, Danielle arrived, and it was brilliant. She was so professional and understanding, which boosted my confidence. I could speak freely and not feel patronised, or fear being ripped off, which was the case with a rival company who wanted to fix everything, even though it wasn't broken! Danielle confirmed, as Michael had, that the existing system was valid, and gave lots of advice in addition to this, which was very helpful. Thanks so much for your help and the quick service. I look forward to seeing Danielle again with the bulb." Happy to recommend your company to anyone!
Maria Barraclough
"Dear Michael, it is hard to believe that it is a year ago today that your team of lovely people came to begin to construct our pond. This is just a short note to say how thrilled we have been with it. It was beautiful last summer and has already attracted lots of wild life, birds and hedgehogs and newts. We have had a lot of passion this week and as a result have some frog spawn! Thank you all."
John and Sue Lloyd
"Hi Michael! Just wanted to let you know how impressed I was by Lindsey and Danielle today. They worked so hard and with such confidence. They were also very pleasant to talk to! The refurbished pond looks just as I imagined it – fabulous! Bring the wildlife on!"
Kate Slipp
"Hello Michael, Lindsey and Danielle have been along this morning and put in the finishing touches to the pond - planting up the margins and popping in the water lily (in the pouring rain – yet again) – I can't wait to see it all develop over the next few years. Just to say that they are a phenomenal landscaping team (that I would recommend to anyone) and have worked really hard to bring back such a wonderful wildlife habitat to my garden. It may be a bit too late for froggies and dragonflies this year but given time as it settles down, I'll be able to study and compare wildlife observations with what has gone on before – much appreciated! The pond plants should help foraging bumblebees too. The most impressive action of the week, was watching L & D do battle with "Doris" and get the underlay and liner in place in storm force winds, whilst filling the pond up with water and skimming off fallen twigs from the lime trees on Welford Road – wow! Its great being able to watch others do the hard work and not have to do it yourself!"
Maggie Frankum
"Thanks again for a great job we will recommend you to friends!"
Jane and Peter Douglas
"Pond now finished, thank you all very much :-) looks great."
Christine Gordan
"The garden is great my wife is very happy, and it takes a lot to do that. Especially happy with the pond, possible I'll help in the garden now. Please thank all the team for a smashing job."
Dave Koovits
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the quality work that you have done not just for me, but for my clients when I have recommended your services. Your attention to detail from your first visit to site to your follow up sketch/plan and quotation, to your finished project has never disappointed. Your give a new dimension to any garden and always prove to be an interesting talking point when friends comes to visit."
Tony Smith
"I can see that a lot of thought has gone into the layout and we have good ground coverage together with colour at different times of the year. I can certainly see that you are a professional in your line of work and would have no hesitation in recommending you."
Mike Waterfield
"I would highly recommend this company for friendly and professional service. We are very happy with our pond and the process of designing and building it."
Julie Wright
"I just had to write and tell you how much I love the garden design you have done for us. We had such a boring tiny ‘new build’ garden before and you have worked wonders with it! I can’t believe how much bigger you have made it look. Not only have you included lots of trees and colourful shrubs, but we’ve even got two water features. I can’t decide which one I like the best, but even Stuart is really glad we decided to have both. I’ve noticed that we always have birds hoping around in the garden now and every time the sun shines in the garden becomes a haven for bees and other insects. I asked for a tropical paradise and you have given us so much more than that – we have truly peaceful haven to sit in and enjoy the evening sunshine after a day at work. Both of us would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who wants a lovely garden, because you listened to what we asked for and gave us something to be proud of, thank you."
Jill Simpson – Pond & Garden Planting
"Whenever I have had a problem Michael has provided prompt and efficient service and my contract also includes an annual pond clean and general service which is thorough and very reassuring."
John Warner – Maintenance
"I was impressed with Michael Wheat from the very first contact, very professional. The renovation of our pond was no small job and has been done to the highest standard. The professionalism goes further than just the owner, his teams that worked on our project were very proud of their work and carried the same joy for the business that Michael has. In fact we have now asked them to come back and renovate the planting scheme around the pond and add some bling for us!"
Jim Griffin – Maintenance and Install
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