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Water Garden Solutions

Water Garden Solutions was established in 1999 originally under the Aquapic Solutions banner

James Allison

James Allison, the Principal, has over thirty years experience in the aquatic trade. His passion for ponds and watergardens began in his youth and led on to qualifications in Biology (B.Sc. Hons) and Applied Hydrobiology (M.Sc.). The expertise gained has proved invaluable in understanding the principles of well-balanced water garden ecology.

Early years managing one of the UK’s leading aquatic retailers gave him further hands-on experience dealing with water garden equipment, plants and fish, specifying items for projects by landscapers, garden designers and homeowners.

For over twenty years, construction projects, consultancy and annual equipment servicing have been carried out on all sizes of water gardens from water features in town gardens through to small lakes in the countryside. James Allison is personally involved in all projects. Water Garden Solutions also frequently works on projects alongside customers’ own builders/landscapers and architects/designers.


James lectures in the UK and internationally on topics relating to water gardening and aquatic science. He is an award-winning writer with past experience as a contributor to Practical Fishkeeping Magazine (’86-’07); as editor of the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society’s Water Garden Journal (’97-’04); and as author of the book “Water in the Garden”.

Regions covered

The office is based in Cheltenham, on the edge of the Cotswolds.

Water garden project, equipment installation and filtration work are carried out in Gloucestershire and the closer parts of the surrounding counties of Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire and Avon.

Consultancy work and presentations are undertaken for clients throughout the UK and internationally.

Please Contact Us for further information about the services offered. You can read further articles and comments in our News section.

map of our service coverage area

Aquapic / Water Garden Solutions is a member of:

ornamental aquatic trade association

Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association

International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society

International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society

Freshwater Biological Association

Freshwater Biological Association

OASE Authorised Installer Scheme

Oase Authorised Installer Scheme

Some unsolicited customer comments:

“... very pleased with the finished result, and the conscientious way in which all of you worked in order to achieve what we required.”

Thank you so much for renovating our pond - we are totally thrilled with it.

“We are very pleased with the result and with the care you took in installation... and would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

Thank you so much for all that you've done, the pond is beautiful, better than I could have imagined, I'm sure that the fish will love it too.”

“Many thanks for your help. We are delighted.”

“.... We appreciate the excellent service you give.”

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