Downloads & Links
This section is designed as a resource centre, where you can download or link to more information on Gartenart, swimming ponds, and other related topics.
Gartenart in the press: a selection of newspaper and magazine articles that we have appeared in
Financial Times - How To Spend It
-- "Natural Selection"
NatWest Private Banking magazine
-- "A Greener Splash"
The Sunday Telegraph
-- "Pond life helps natural pools survive recession ripples"
Country Homes and Interiors
-- "Natural Swimming Pools"
The Guardian: Weekend
-- "The Water's Lovely"
The Evening Standard
-- "A Natural Swimming Pond in St John's Wood"
The Sunday Times
-- "Different Strokes"
Country & Town House
-- Gardeners World: Cool Pool
The English Garden
-- "Testing the Waters"
-- "They will improve your garden"
Gartenart case studies: these complement our gallery images with more information on selected projects.
Case Study: Sacha Cole
-- Hertfordshire, young family, natural design, 100sqm, jumping rock, stone steps
Case Study: Toby Burton
-- Oxfordshire, young family, natural design, 150sqm, jumping rock, timber ladder
Case Study: Wendy Bathurst
-- Kings Langley, Herts, natural design, pond conversion/extension, 50sqm
Case Study: Jeff and Fay Roberts
-- Radlett, Herts, young family, pool conversion (external), timber decking and ladder, jumping rock
Case Study: Susie Warwick
-- Peloponnese, Greece, international, 150sqm
Case Study: Simon Wood
-- Orpington, Kent, pool/koi pond conversion (internal) 8m x 4m
Case Study: Stephen Margolis
-- St John's Wood, London, city pond, 30sqm, natural design
External links: other websites and resources.
"Natural Childhood" report
Interesting report published in 2012 by the Natural Trust on "Natural Childhood" and the modern phenomenon of "nature deficit disorder" in children
"Natural Childhood" PDF >
-- Website of the British Association of Natural Swimming Pools (BANSP), founded in 2010 to establish standards and resources for the UK swimming pond industry
Outdoor Swimming Society website
-- The website of the Outdoor Swimming Society, founded by Kate Rew, author of Wild Swim. Lots of information on places to swim as well as outdoor swimming tips.
Outdoor Swimming Society >
Wild Swimming website
-- Daniel Start's website accompanying his "Wild Swimming" books, again lots of information on different places to swim outdoors in the UK.
Wild Swimming >
Waterlog by Roger Deakin
-- "Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain" by Roger Deakin is a cult-classic which spawned so much of the wild swimming movement today.
Buy Waterlog at Amazon >