About Us

About Golden Pond Water Plants

Located in Loomis, California, we are an aquatic plant and pond nursery open to the general public and offering a wide selection of water flowers, freshwater aquatic plants and floating plants for ponds. We’re here to help you create a great looking aquatic garden in your own yard!

We offer personal service and knowledgeable help for all your questions about water plants. We can help you find the correct filtration plants to keep your pond clean and beautiful all year long. We are one of the only aquatic nurseries offering extensive numbers of pond plants for sale in Northern California.

In addition to selling freshwater aquatic plants for sale to the public, Golden Pond Water Plants offers:

  • Private on-site consultations available for an hourly fee
  • Follow-up advice and guidance on how to properly maintain your water garden
  • Club demonstrations and tours

About Sue Golden, Principal

After earning her Bachelors of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Design, Sue began her journey to nursery entrepreneurship at Fowler Nursery, where she gained an initial skillset in applied nursery management and operations. Following her early beginnings, Sue branched out individually, developing and curating her own design styles, plant selections, and custom creations for a growing base of residential and business clients.

In response to an increasing demand for her customized aquatic features, gardens, and pondscape designs, Sue created Golden Pond Water Plants, a nursery distinct from others, where creative inspiration flows through a “botanical garden”, filled with aquatic plants, displays and features, and floating islands, all of which are acclimatized to local growing conditions.

Sue has been a featured speaker at national trade conferences, garden and koi clubs, and on national and local radio programs.

Awards & Certifications

  • California Landscape Contractors’ Association (CLCA) Herb Frank Memorial Award 2023 for Antinori Napa Valley Water Feature
  • Sacramento Valley Chapter CLCA Beautification Award 2023 Water Feature ‘Pratt Pond’
  • Sacramento Valley Chapter CLCA Beautification Award 2022 Small Residential Maintenance First Place ‘Hansen Road Ponds’
  • Golden Pond Water Plants featured in the September 2016 edition of the Sacramento Magazine on page 92.
  • Landscapers’ Challenge Winner from Auburn Home and Garden Show — May 20-22, 2016.
  • Golden Tree Award in Best Overall Design from Sacramento Area Landscape Design Competition — Northern California Home and Landscape Expo 2000.
  • Bachelors of Science in Ornamental Horticulture with an emphasis on Landscape Design — California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Golden Pond Water Plants welcomes your visit during the growing season, from April through October, offering you exceptional plants, services, and ideas to help you create and maintain beautiful ponds and water gardens. Contact us today by calling 916-652-LILY (5459) or reach out to us via our web form.