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Aquapic Solutions was set up in 1999 to provide aquatic consultancy, alongside specialist water garden and filtration services, and water garden photography. All water garden services are now handled separately under the Water Garden Solutions banner.


James Allison, the principal, has qualifications in Biology (B.Sc. Hons) and Applied Hydrobiology (M.Sc.).

Past experience was gained whilst managing one of the UK’s leading independent firms supplying water garden equipment, plants and fish. Specifications were drawn up for architects, landscapers and homeowners. Purchasing was made directly with manufacturers, plant growers and fish producers. James also dealt directly with the import and healthcare of goldfish and koi from worldwide sources.

James Allison is an award winning writer whose involvement in aquatic media includes an eight year spell as editor of the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society’s Water Garden Journal; over twenty years as a contributor to Practical Fishkeeping Magazine; and authorship of the book ‘Water in the Garden’. He also lectures widely on topics relating to water gardening and aquatic science.

Personnel and Scope

James Allison is personally involved in all projects and his consultancy skills draw on his experience and contacts gained over 30 years in the aquatic trade. Specialist web developers and printers are used as required on media projects.

Regions covered

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

Consultancy work and presentations have been carried out for clients throughout the UK and worldwide.

Water garden project and filtration work is carried out in Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties of Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire and Avon.

Please Contact Us for any further information that you might require about the services offered.

Aquapic - Water Garden Solutions is a member of:

Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association

Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association


International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society

Freshwater Biological Association

Freshwater Biological Association

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