About Us


One of the longest established award winning online mail order pond plant companies in the UK



         Paul Bromfield Aquatics, Maydencroft Lane, Gosmore, Hitchin, SG47QD  




Our History

We began trading as Maydencroft Water Gardens in 1964. The nursery was originally run from Vine Cottage, in Gosmore. Expansion of business, however, both retail and wholesale, brought about a need for more space and better facilities for car parking. To achieve this a new site was acquired in 1971/2 as a result of which Maydencroft Aquatic Nurseries began to operate in the spacious open area it now occupies.


Maydencroft has always been part of the Bromfield family, but I have now leased out the retail part of the business in order to concentrate on what really is my first love - and what I have been doing for more than 30 years, namely, growing and cultivating aquatic plants.

Paul Bromfield Aquatics Today

Paul Bromfield Aquatics are able to supply plants for the smallest tub to the largest lake. All our plants are "Home Grown" on the nurseries. The accent is on the highest possible quality, with a wider range of varieties and, for the future, an increasing range of moisture plants. As ever, we are committed to offering the best value for money!

As a leading mail order specialist in aquatic plants, we moved into the world of e-commerce which enabled us to offer the facility to order our extensive range of plants online whilst securely using a credit or debit card. This is the third incarnation of our online web store...the first was a huge success within it's first year of trading and led to us having to expand the site to accomodate many new plants and features requested by our users. Also, expansion of our offices and mail order despatch facilities to keep pace with the ever increasing volume of orders.


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What Our Customers Have To Say

Our customers have paid us many compliments about our service and the quality of our plants:

"plants have just arrived as promised and in great condition"

M. Huckle

"Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the quality of the plants and the excellent way in which they were packaged and labelled."

M. Robinson

"thank you for the plants received today in perfect condition. I am pleased with the quality and feel they represent very good value-for-money when compared to plants sold by local aquatic centres."

N. E. Ventris

"I would like to thank you for your wonderfully sturdy plants and your efficient service."

Mrs H. Blyth

"I just wanted to say how delighted I am with the standard of plants you supplied to me.. They look an absolute picture"

J. Morcom


We are proud to announce that in 2004 we won the e-commerce section of the Comet Business Awards for achievement in setting up this site and for its subsequemt huge success over the last three years. The Comet Business Awards are sponsored by the Archant Publishing Group and presented to local businesses that have achieved outstanding success. The awards were presented at a local venue by Chris Tarrant.

Photo credits

The vast majority of pictures featured on this site were taken by us at our own nursery in Gosmore or our associate nursery in Essex and plant pictures are of those we have grown ourselves. A few we have reproduced from other sources with permission of the owners and these are individually credited.

All other credit for pictures on the site goes to Paul Bromfield, Evelyn Bromfield, Peter Rochford, Matt Clark and Diane Martin. All photographs and descriptive details of plants and any other text, is the sole copyright of Paul Bromfield Aquatics. No material originating from this website may be reproduced without our express permission in writing. You may, of course, save pictures for your own private viewing.

Thank you for visiting us and we look forward to being of service to you.

Paul Bromfield Aquatics