Koi & Water Gardens Ltd

Leading Pond Design, Construction, Maintenance & Fish Health Specialists Direct Importers of Hand Selected High Quality Japanese Koi since 1992


Welcome to Koi Water Garden

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Koi Water Garden was founded in 1992 by our Managing Director Andrew Richards. We specialise in importing high quality Japanese koi & Pond design and construction. Our store offers everything the modern day fish keeper will require.  Operating throughout the South East, we pride ourselves on our core values of knowledge, innovation, quality products and customer service. Our long term relationships with many of Japans leading Koi breeders, along with our highly acclaimed quarantine & biosecurity, ensures that our koi are some of the finest quality and healthy fish available in the UK. We also have a reputation as one of the UK's leading pond design & construction specialists and offer in house fish health specialist and maintenance teams.


Hand Selected

We first visited Japan in the late 1980’s to purchase Koi, and since then Andrew, Ben, James & Tom have visited this beautiful country several times a year to select high quality Nishikigoi directly from Japans top breeders. Over the last three decades, we have forged many long term relationships with breeders, which gives us priority to select Tategoi, as they are harvested from the mud ponds. Working alongside the breeders for many years helps secure appropriate purchase costs, to ensure they reach the UK at a reasonable price. As direct importers, we are able to access all breeders throughout Japan, and are not restricted by agents in any way. Koi Water Garden does not purchase standard boxes of fish. Every koi imported is… Read more

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Recent Construction


Our excellent reputation built over the past 30 years for construction of state of the art, future proof ponds, designed and landscaped to the highest quality. Our attention to detail is something that we pride ourselves on and is apparent by the finish of our projects.

We cater for everything from pond design and consultation to full pond construction. We strongly feel that koi keeping should be obtainable for everyone, at any level and are always more than happy to offer assistance on all pond building projects. Whether ... Read more

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Recent Filter

Koi Water Garden has been at the forefront of high quality pump and filtration supply and installation throughout our 30 years of operation.  

Many core elements of specialist filtration design and practices used today were pioneered by us many years ago. Our high specification installations, from small filter chambers up to purpose built filter rooms, are second to none and often include self maintaining drum filters, moving beds, back up pond and air pumps, inlet and outlet manifolds and all installed using high quality pressure grade pipework.

Efficiency and future proofing are always at the top of our agenda.

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KWG Services


Koi Water Garden has specialist in-house teams carrying out comprehensive pond cleaning & maintenance services, as well as fish health diagnosis and treatment. Our outside service teams operate from Monday to Friday all year round.

Our approachable staff are fully trained, able to carry out maintenance and problem solving on all systems available in the UK market. We offer Monthly, Bi Monthly, Seasonal and annual maintenance services and also are happy to create bespoke maintenance packages.

Ponds that are maintained infrequently will usually require a longer visit.

Cleaning & Maintenance Services






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Andrew Richards

Managing Director

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Ben Mills

Director & general
operations manager

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Helen Webb

Executive assistant
and head of accounts

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James Richards

Media Director

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Tracey Richards

Director & Company

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Tom Bales

Senior Aquatic

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Emily Richards

Administration services

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Gerry Devine

Office administration

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Simon Ashby

Aquatic Engineer

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Aquatic Engineer

Matt Adams

Aquatic Engineer

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Nico Undrea

Specialist GRP

Billy White

Aquatic Engineer

Kane Stimpson

Aquatic engineer


The Electrician

What they say about us

“Seriously recommend these guy…15yrs loyal… Advice, knowledge is second to no-one. High quality Koi available and great prices to suit all. Brought 7 from then recently and the choice was made even easier, with the expert knowledge and understanding of what I was aiming to achieve, from there great crew”
Simon Brooke
“Andrew and the team have been excellent.  There's always a cup of coffee on hand and plenty of advice for someone just starting out in the hobby.  I have now been back several times and have bought some high quality koi - and cannot say how pleased I am to found this gem of a company.”
James Anderson
“I have exclusively bought my new fish from Andrew and Ben for the last few years. The quarantine regime is second to none and the quality of the Japanese koi they hand select is outstanding. Couple that with superb customer service and you see why they have my loyalty. Outstanding company to do business with. ”
Ian Greenhalgh
“Went to buy some fish food and the guy serving helped me choose food better suited to what was in my tank. The fish are probably the best looked after I’ve seen and the place was spotless.Will definitely be coming back” 
Matt Wilson
“We have worked with Koi Water Garden for over 10 years, designing, installing and maintaining our Koi ponds at both our current and previous property. We have found all of their staff to be knowledgeable and very responsive to any maintenance / servicing requirements we may have. We are very happy to recommend their services."
Peter Ward
“what a wonderful job your firm has done with a lot of imagination that took the grotto to much higher level than the original idea I had in my mind.The installation was effected in a highly professional manner with very courteous staff who obviously took a great deal of pride in their work.”
Howard Coleman
“thank you very much Andrew for an amazing pond. We have seen it being constructed and at times we thought OMG :O what are you building … but in the end your vision has surpassed us and now we have a beautiful Koi pond & garden to enjoy for the rest of our lives. Thank you to you and your amazing team.”
Dal & Namvir Sumal
I love this place i have been there many times it is worth going to look just at the koi on there own absolutely amazing to see up close they have a very good stock of koi Carp,Terrepins,fish tanks and all accessories to do with keeping your own fish tank and ponds made to spec ,they also can give good advice if your having problems with any part of your  tank or fish.”
Stewart & Kim
“I have been buying my Japanese Koi and supplies from ‘Koi Water Garden’ for nearly 20 years, in addition they provided me with some much valued guidance and assistance whilst building my second pond. Their filter boxes, unique to them, are particularly good and built to last."
Simon Girling
“We have been commissioned to build  a natural looking pond Lots of boulders to edge with pebblesWe came in for a pump, filter,  liner & a Cementitious cascade  water featureFirstly i'd like to mention the great service i got Followed by the quality of the equipment purchased I thought the price I paid was very reasonable for  the quality products we received.Will use again very pleased”
Tranquillity Landscaping
“Professional  koi dealer much better than your average garden centre and you can pick up your quality Japanese koi cheaper than the Israeli koi garden centre sells.”
Paul Roberts
“Andrew, Ben and James are the most helpful people you could imagine in the koi trade and the koi for sale cater for all pockets and grades, and are mostly stunning.”
John Goggins
“Very knowledgeable, excellent facilities and good quarantine procedures, good quality Japanese Koi at reasonable prices, warm and friendly welcome and a decent cup of coffee! ”
Vic Wiseman
“Great professional service very knowledgeable staff very friendly always have a good selection of stock well worth a visit if you have never visited the store”
Gary Miller