Bog gardens are areas of permanently wet soil that are suitable for growing marginal and wetland plants. The are particularly effective in dry areas of the garden. Bog gardens are much easier to construct than a traditional pond with all that heavy ground work. A bog garden is not only easy to create, but can be extended, changed or even removed far more easily than a traditional pond. Unlike ponds, there is also another distinct advantage to bog gardens; they are extremely low maintenance. And constructing a bog garden is relatively simple. You will first need to plan where and how big you want the bog garden to be. Plants and bog loving species will be happy in shady areas, so it can be a great feature to add to part of the garden where other plants struggle to grow. Often the far end or edges of a garden will be suitable.