At the moment, there is a huge amount of interest in ponds and other freshwater habitats, which is brilliant! 

Your interest in our work is very important to us, and we have tried to provide a wealth of information on our website which we hope you will find helpful. This means that we can focus our efforts on our vital work to conserve the freshwater habitats that need our attention. We hope you agree that this makes the best use of our limited resources.

Therefore please use the resources on our website to answer your pond creation and management queries.

We’re sorry but for the reasons given above we are unlikely to be able to provide answers to personalised queries.

Useful pages

If you are looking for pond management or creation advice, try our Advice Centre where we address lots of frequently asked questions.

If you are trying to identify a species you have found, please have a look at our Freshwater Creatures and Freshwater Plants pages.

If you are hoping to volunteer with us, head over to the Get Involved section of our website, where you can discover exciting ways to help us with our work.

If you would like to donate and support our work, please find out how on our Make a Donation page.

If you are seeking funding for your project, unfortunately we cannot offer that to you; however, we are happy to hear about funding opportunities that will complement our work.

For all other enquiries please contact us on

Data Protection

We will not add your details to any mailing list or pass on your contact information to other parties. You can see our Privacy Policy here.

Postal Address 

Freshwater Habitats Trust, Bury Knowle House, North Place, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9HY


We are happy to help with media research and provide comment on all aspects of ponds and freshwaters. For media enquiries only, please contact Sarah Hoyle on 07939 996823.