developed a series of ponds to make the Centre as
environmentally-friendly as possible.
The ponds provide a calm, reflective space in the landscape and also provide an ecologically sound way to process the grey water from the house and centre. Grey water from the Matara Centre is taken to the highest pond, beyond the hedge near the house. Filtration is done through gravels and reeds, and emerges into the second pond below as clean water.
The final pond is an overflow which then fills a stream running into the Eastern Woodlands, and is then pumped back into the top pond.