David Manser: Owner, Designer, Creater of Ponds & Plants

David Manser, owner of Ponds & Plants, is a 4th generation horticulturist. He had his first greenhouse at age 8, and has built up a lifetime of knowledge regarding plant care and maintenance. David attended college in northern England to broaden his knowledge of all aspects of horticulture, and ran his own landscaping business in the UK.


Since moving to the United States, David has traveled down several paths, each one teaching him a little more about animal habitats and the power of native plants. He’s used all of that knowledge to help build realistic habitats for zoos and aquariums, and to spread his passion for conserving and propagating plant and animal species.


All of his paths have converged today into Ponds & Plants: part pet store, part zoo, part playground, part wildlife refuge, part sculpture garden and part botanical garden. Ponds & Plants is where nature and art collide.












1668 Rhea County Highway Dayton Tn 37321

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