July 17, 2018

For years, we have been working on creating a map of Ponds & Plants. We kept running into one problem though...we couldn't seem to stop building and growing long enough to capture a descriptive layout of our place. With much hesitation, we have forced ourselves to take...

Several years ago, we had the honor of meeting the Curren Family of "Pierce's Scaly Adventures". They were in the area filming at the Knoxville Zoo and we had just completed our work on the "Wee Play Adventure" and Komodo Dragon Exhibits there also. We became instant f...

November 6, 2017

 Volunesia : (noun) that moment when you forget you're volunteering to help change lives, because it changing yours......

A couple of months ago, we hosted a volunteer event at Ponds & Plants. Our hope was to clear out one of our overgrown greenhouses and create a clean...

June 16, 2017

"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world” John Muir

   Creating a magical space for exploration and discovery, was our vision for the infant playscape we recently completed at Applebrook County Dayschool in Ringgold Georgia. This playscape is one of three n...

February 9, 2017

It was a cold morning and the animals were all a little nervous as we loaded them in their carriers to do an animal show. This particular animal show was special because it was taking place at the school where our current nature-playscape project is happening. The chil...

December 8, 2016

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." John Muir

We, at Ponds & Plants, just finished up an exciting project at the Tennessee Aquarium. We built a 20' x 30' seepa...

November 8, 2016

For our second "Featured Playscape" Blog we are showcasing Little Miss Mag. This natural playscape is located downtown Chattanooga TN. across from the Hunter Museum of Art. This playscape was conceptualized around bringing the experiences of farming, animals, and garde...

October 15, 2016

This is our first "Featured Playscape Blog" for C.O.R.E (Children Outdoors Ready to Explore) Associates.  The nature-based playscape at Highland Plaza United Methodist Preschool,  in Hixson, TN is one of our most beloved projects. The following is how the preschool des...

June 15, 2016

Marmalade is almost 5 years old. She came to Ponds & Plants because her owner developed cancer; he could no longer take care of her, and needed to find her a safe, long-term home. Ponds & Plants became just that home.

Many people confuse the vocalization of a marmos...

May 20, 2016

If you’ve ever dreamed about adding a pond to your yard, now might be the best time to make it happen. 


Not only is summer headed our way in the southeast, but so are mosquitoes. You know, the ones we’ve heard oh-so-much about on our favorite news sources for the past...

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