Coy Pond, Poole was created in 1888 at the time the railway embankment was constructed behind it; The demise of the De-coy pond which was situated by the war memorial in Bournemouth Heralded the birth of the present Coy Pond.
The pond is now fronted on three sides by residential property and by Coy Pond Gardens to the south. It features a wooded island, and supports a number of waterfowl species including Coots, Moorhens, Mallards and Canada Geese.Water enters the pond via a brickwork inlet structure which creates a turbulent flow, and exits through a grilled piped outfall system which takes flow below Coy Pond Gardens where it converges with the second tributary of the Bourne Stream about 50m away. The combined flow then continues downstream to Bournemouth and the Pier.The pond and gardens cover 9 acres (3.65 hectares), of which the pond covers an area of 0.84 acres (0.34 hectares). Unlike other ponds along the course of the Bourne Stream it does not lie within a SSSI designation area. The gardens associated with Coy Pond are Grade II* listed by English Heritage (as are Bournemouth's Upper, Middle and Lower Gardens).
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Planting for Bees
Bees are vital for health and vitality of our crops throughout the country from strawberries to apples and tomatoes and without them growing these and other crops will become increasingly difficult.The good news is that we can help to get the country buzzing again by planting flowers rich in nectar and pollen, letting your grass grow longer and setting aside some of your garden to grow wildMore Info