The Importance of Water in a Pollinator Garden

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

[Article written by Jude Dieleman]


“Water is the mother of the vine, the nurse and fountain of fecundity, the adorner and refresher of the world.” – Charles Mackay.

Nothing can survive without water. Not you, not me, not plants, not pollinators, nothing. This is a very important thing to consider if you want to survive. This is also important when you set up your pollinator garden. Life needs water, and it is for that reason that life is attracted to it. That is why it is so beneficial to put water in your pollinator garden however small it may be. Putting water in your pollinator garden will provide habitat for more types of plants, will give water to thirsty pollinators, and will overall attract more wildlife to your garden.


There are many types of plants that not only love, but require a moist environment just to survive. A small bird bath in your garden will not necessarily provide habitat for many plants, other than algae, however a small pond will. Take lily pads for instance. Who does not love lily pads? Pollinators also love them, and you can keep them successfully in the smallest of ponds. This is just one example.