Welcome to Water Garden Gems
Water Garden Gems is a family owned specialty retailer located on 3.5 acres East of San Antonio, Texas on Interstate I10. For 23 years, we have specialized in Water Gardens and Koi Ponds.
From teaching the novice how to build their first pond and supplying them with everything they need to providing champion quality Japanese Koi from some of the leading breeders in the world for our Koi Club members and expert enthusiasts, we have something for everyone!
We have more than a dozen display ponds built on our grounds for you to enjoy, take in their beauty, and gain ideas from. All of them are filled with a variety of water lillies, filtration plants, Koi, goldfish and architectural uniqueness.
Our goal at Water Garden Gems is to provide you with everything you need from materials to expertise to help you create the peaceful atmosphere you desire. We carry a wide selection of top brand pumps, filters, UVs, aeration and all other supplies as well as custom-cut liners to your exact specifications.
We specialize in high quality pure Japanese Koi. These range from 3”-5” young to fully grown, highly valuable adults that every Koi lover would want to add to their family. We also have a wide selection of Fancy Goldfish and beautiful top quality Comets and Shubunkins.
We sell a wide assortment of Water Plants including more than 30 varieties of Tropical and Hardy Water Lilliies as well as Oxygenating Plants and over 50 varieties of Bog and shallow water filtration plants to help add color, beauty, softness, and health to your Water Garden.
Add some fountains, outdoor décor, and an absolutely amazing atmosphere and you will soon agree with the ten’s of thousands of customers we have welcomed into Water Garden Gems over the years that this is an incredible one-of-a-kind establishment Burt and Sally Nichols started in 1990.
Our customers often think of us as a walk-through paradise and backyard oasis theme park.
Many come regularly just to see what’s new and enjoy another stroll to get more ideas to add into their future plans. We strive to create an EXPERIENCE for the entire family and we love sharing our family fun with others. Bring the kids and let them enjoy some of God’s peaceful beauty, learn about fish, plants, and nature, and even feed our beautiful trophy Koi. We guarantee you will love every visit through our beautiful grounds.