Aqua Landscape Design - providing pond design, water garden design, natural swimming ponds, pond landscaping and commercial water features

Our Team

Adam Yardley
Director

Adam’s background includes over 18 years experience in the industry specialising in pond, pool & commercial water feature installations of all sizes.  He also graduated from Sparsholt College, Hampshire in 1996, with a National Diploma in Aquatics & Ornamental Fish Management.  Adam managed one of the UK’s largest Koi farms for 5 years and continues now on contract terms.  During this period he has built an in depth knowledge & understanding of fish husbandry, disease analysis and ecosystems which has helped produce large numbers of healthy high grade fish for the UK Aquatics market.  Adam, based in the Midlands, trades under ‘Adaqua’, specialising in the construction & maintenance of lakes, ponds & water features accompanied by many other related services.

Andy McConnachie
Consultant

Andy’s school days work experience was at Sparsholt College Hampshire and he was the only pupil at school who was interested in fish. Upon leaving school he decided to work at one of Europe's biggest trout farms in 1994 which included river keeping for a prestigious fishery off the River Test where he gained relevant experience before returning to Sparsholt to study Aquatics & Ornamental Fish Management. It was at Sparsholt where he gained the majority of experience and found the love for water gardening, after completing the course he felt the need to continue his interests and went onto study Marine & Freshwater Biology at Colchester University. Andy spent 10 years designing and constructing aquariums, ponds and natural swimming pools in the UK and Europe for private and commercial contracts and in 2007 appeared on Channel Four’s Grand Design’s programme.  Andy has also been guest speaker on the BBC and writes for several gardening magazines and presents talks to garden clubs on water gardening, he also lectures at colleges on freshwater aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity.

Craig Baldwin
Consultant

Craig has been working in the aquatics industry since the mid eighties and became Fisheries Manager for Lee Valley Regional Park Authority in 1989.  In 1998 he started lecturing at Sparsholt College Hampshire as Course Manager and Fisheries Facilities Manager for 10 years before moving to Cornwall.  In 2008 he joined Falmouth Marine School as Course Manager in Marine Biology & Ecology.  Craig is recognised across the industry for his knowledge and expertise in the aquatics field and still writes a number of articles for Practical Fish Keeping and Koi magazines.

Amy Perkins
Designer

Amy Perkins, is a qualified Garden Designer who trained at Sparsholt College Hampshire. Amy uses a creative and thoughtful approach to garden design; drawing on a wide range of experience designing projects for private clients, from small suburban gardens through to large country properties. She has also been involved in various Gold and Silver Gilt winning medals at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.

Veronica Mackinnon
Designer & Writer

A Chelsea medal winner in 2003, Veronica has designed gardens across England and abroad. She is currently working on a Lutyens garden near Guildford (including the restoration of a large water garden assisted by Aqua Landscape Design) amongst many others in Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and beyond. To see photographs of her work, please enjoy the gallery section on her web site www.schooldaysinthegarden.co.uk. Veronica's book 'The Top 100 Gardens of Britain' was published in 2004 and she contributes to several publications. She is delighted to have been writing the monthly gardening feature for Hampshire Society Magazine for nearly five years. Veronica is also working on a new book. She is proud to be a Member of the Garden Media Guild. Veronica also runs garden tours to private gardens across the south of England, and with James Bolton Garden Tours to Italy and abroad.

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