Welcome to Water Garden Gems

Who We Are

Water Garden Gems is a family owned specialty retailer located on 3.5 acres East of San Antonio, Texas on Interstate I10. Since 1990, we have specialized in Water Gardens and Koi Ponds. We are your WATER FEATURE EXPERTS.

Come Experience Us

Come out and see what we have to offer!

Take full advantage of our 3.5 acres of gorgeous landscaping, display ponds, concrete statuary and fountains, and choose from over 100 different Water Lilies and Bog Plants–not to mention our world-class Koi and Goldfish selection!

Need help designing a project? Come out and chat with us!

We specialize in teaching our customers how to properly build water features of all shapes and sizes, from small “Disappearing Water” features to large, state-of-the-art Koi Ponds. If you’ve already begun the design, bring it in and we’ll take a look; if you’re starting from scratch, bring paper!

Open 6 days a week!

In order to be available as often as possible, Water Garden Gems is open every day except Friday, ensuring that we are available when you are! Our hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Friday CLOSED, Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Sunday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. (See below for special hours)

Upcoming Events

It’s Always a Party! 

Here at Water Garden Gems, we’re always planning the next big thing! We host a multitude of events and clubs throughout the year, all of which are open to the general public!

Koi Shows 

We host the annual Texas Koi and Fancy Goldfish Society Koi Show here at Water Garden Gems every October! We bring in certified Koi judges to preside over the competition, and awards are given to the winning fish! Not only is this an opportunity to see some truly spectacular fish, but anyone can enter their fish; who knows, you might go home with a trophy!

April Koi Event 

Looking for a particular (or perhaps rare) Koi? April is the time of year! Every April our breeders bring a selection of their fish to our property and sell directly to the public! If you’re looking for a rare Koi, let us know; we might be able to request one! 

Specialty Seminars 

We host and teach Pond Seminars on the first Saturday of every month, covering a range of topics! These seminars are designed to teach both the basics and specifics of pond-keeping; check out our “Seminars” page to see the full schedule!

Club Events  

We host functions for several clubs, including Bees of the East, the Texas Koi and Fancy Goldfish Society, the Water Garden Club of South Texas, and many more! If you’re interested in reserving our conference room for a club meeting, give us a call! 

Build your Water Feature with Water Garden Gems!

With over 25 years of experience, Water Garden Gems is the place to go for all things Water Feature!

Expert Advice

If you can imagine it, we can design it! We’ve designed hundreds of thousands of water features of all shapes and sizes since 1990, and we have the experience to help you! We will piece together a custom system to suit your exact needs; whether you have a final design or just a basic idea, come out and visit us!

Quality Equipment

Any experienced pond owner will agree that the most important aspect of a pond is the equipment. If high-quality, properly sized equipment is used, the pond will be low-maintenance and carefree. Without the proper equipment, however, the feature will require constant attention, detracting from the relaxing nature of a water feature. All of our products have undergone extensive testing on our property, and we are confident that we carry only the best products available at many price points! Not all equipment is equal, and not all equipment is compatible with every pond–which is why we’re here! We will help you sort through the many available products and choose what is best for your pond!

Need Inspiration?

We have over 10 full-size ponds on property for you to enjoy, ranging from enormous, natural rock designs to small, contemporary styles, not to mention dozens of smaller water features of all variety! Take a stroll through our multi-acre display property and use our landscaping to inspire your own!

Unique Outdoor Decor

Not able to do a large Water Feature but still searching for something unique for your yard? Look no further! In addition to dozens of small water-related decor items, we also carry a broad range of one-of-a-kind outdoor accent pieces; from wind chimes perfectly tuned to musical scales, to hand-crafted and glazed Urns, we have something for all situations!

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