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Pond Consultations

 

We Now Do Pond Consultations

Come on in or give us a call at the gardens for a quote.

(909) 982-2425

Van Ness Water Gardens, 2460 North Euclid Ave., Upland, CA 91784

 

A Water Gardening Expert at Work

Bill Uber

With a lifetime of experience, William C. Uber is one of America's foremost authorities on all facets of water gardening. He is a third-generation owner of the Van Ness Water Gardens in Upland, California, a leading provider of fresh water aquatics with clients from around the world.

His company is a grower, wholesaler, retailer and mail-order operation. The firm also has an extensive e-commerce web site. Products, plants and fish are provided to do-it-yourself homeowners as well as landscapers and commercial projects.

Uber has considerable experience providing consultation services to landscape architects, estate managers, golf course and park superintendents as well as individual homeowners (see attached list of consultation clients). His expertise includes site selection, pollution control and abatement, ecological balance, water chemistry, water feature construction, pond repair or restoration, aquatic plants, common pond fish and fish health, drought conditions, marsh and wetlands conditions, cleaning and maintenance techniques, soil conditions, algaecides and herbicides and more. He also holds a certificate in Fish Health Management from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Van Ness Water Gardens has introduced many of today's best-selling water lilies to the horticulture trade, including Nymphaea 'Green Smoke", N. 'King of the Blues', N. 'Tina' and N. Makenna'.

Uber has been a guest lecturer for many college courses at such institutions as Cal Poly, Pomona, UCLA, UCR and local community colleges, as well as presenting programs and seminars for trade associations, garden and fish clubs, and civic organizations. He has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs. Van Ness Water Gardens has hosted field trips and tours for horticulture classes, nursery association groups and community organizations. Uber is a past president of the California Association of Nurserymen, Inland Chapter.

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An Introduction to William C. Uber

William C. Uber has a particular interest in developing solutions and innovative techniques for unique water scaping situations. His consultation practice has developed over the years to include providing his expertise for public water features such as golf courses, theme parks, wetland conservatories, shopping malls, hotels and public gardens and parks. He also provides consultations for private estates and property management firms. He has directed the construction, planting and maintenance of ponds, waterfalls and fountains for both private residences and public entities.

To schedule an appointment for a consultation, please contact Van Ness Water Gardens at (800) 205-2425 or email ponds@vnwg.com.

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The following is a partial list of organizations and institutions that have received consultation services from William C. Uber.

California

  • Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles
  • Chevron Standard Oil Research Facility, La Habra
  • Chino Basin Water District, Montclair
  • City of Beverly Hills
  • City of Industry
  • City of Rancho Cucamonga
  • City of Santa Monica
  • Claremont College, Claremont
  • Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim
  • Disneyland, Anaheim
  • Douglas Park, Santa Monica
  • Dreamworks Studios, Glendale & Burbank
  • ESRI, Riverside
  • Fashion Island, Newport Beach
  • Fox Network, Los Angeles
  • Friendly Hills Golf Course, La Habra
  • Harvey Mudd College, Claremont
  • Huntington Beach Library, Huntington Beach
  • Japanese Retirement Center, Boyle Heights
  • Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park
  • Lake Helix, San Diego County
  • Lifescapes International, Newport Beach
  • Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
  • Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles
  • M. H. Golden Company, Pasadena
  • Marineland, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Marmol & Radziner, Los Angeles
  • Metropolitan Water District, Los Angeles
  • Ontario Mills Outlet Mall, Ontario
  • Paramount Studios, Los Angeles
  • Pelican Hills Golf Course, Newport Beach
  • Presidio Wetlands Park, San Francisco
  • Prudential Insurance, Canoga Park
  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, Claremont
  • Rios & Associations, Los Angeles
  • Rose Hills Mortuary and Cemetery, Whittier
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  • San Diego Wild Animal Park, Escondido
  • San Lucia Reserve, Carmel Valley
  • Sea World, San Diego
  • Self-Realization Fellowship Center, Los Angeles
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia
  • State of California Department of Agriculture
  • SWA Group, Laguna Beach
  • The Claremont Colleges, Claremont
  • Tillman Recycling Plant, Los Angeles
  • Universal Studios, Universal City
  • University of California, Long Beach
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Valley Crest Landscape, San Diego
  • Western Landscape, San Diego

United States

  • Disney World, Orlando, FL
  • Golden Nugget Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
  • Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis, IN
  • MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
  • Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
  • Missouri Botanic Gardens, St. Louis, MO
  • Miyoshi Buddhist Temple, Etiwanda, CA
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • The Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY
  • United States Veterans Association, Richmond, VA

Worldwide

  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem Botanic Gardens, Israel
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel, Guam
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel, Saipan
  • Korea Botanic Gardens, Seoul, Korea
  • Stadpark, Munich, Germany
  • Wilhelma Zoological Gardens, Mannheim, Germany
  • Missouri Botanic Gardens, St. Louis, MO
  • Miyoshi Buddhist Temple, Etiwanda, CA
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • The Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY
  • United States Veterans Association, Richmond, VA

Worldwide

  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem Botanic Gardens, Israel
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel, Guam
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel, Saipan
  • Korea Botanic Gardens, Seoul, Korea
  • Stadpark, Munich, Germany
  • Wilhelma Zoological Gardens, Mannheim, Germany
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Read the Feature Article on William Uber

The Man with the Wet Thumb

California Association of Nurserymen - Featured Article on William C. Uber

William C. Uber is the third-generation owner of the Van Ness Water Gardens in Upland, California. He has a lifetime of experience with all facets of water gardening, ponds and commercial water features. Uber provides consultation services to landscape architects, estate managers, golf course and park superintendents as well as individual homeowners His expertise includes site selection, pollution control and abatement, ecological balance, water chemistry, water feature construction, pond repair or restoration, aquatic plants, pond fish and fish health, drought conditions, marsh and wetlands conditions, cleaning and maintenance techniques, soil conditions, algaecides and herbicides and more. He is also certified by the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine a Koi Doctor and Fish Health Management specialist. Uber is the author of The Basics of Water Gardening (Dragonflyer Press).

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