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NEXT General Meeting March 21, 2017, 7:30 PM, Willow Glen Library, 1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.

Mel_004Our speaker will be Mel Bretzke, owner of Advanced Landscape Systems. His topic will be “Tales of a Pond Builder”. Mel will also have a Q&A Session on pond building and general pond care.

Mel has over 30 years of experience in landscape design-build with a special focus on water features and Koi ponds.  Mel is also an expert on pond repairs, maintenance, and pond keeping.

Mel has built many ponds and has lots of insight on pond building techniques and styles.   Over the years he has come across all sorts of ponds and has many stories to share.   We look forward to hearing his talk.  Bring a friend.

Upcoming Events:

NorCal ZNA Koi Show, April 1-2, Sat. 9am-5pm & Sun. Wyndham Garden Silicon Valley Hotel, 399 Silicon Valley Road, San Jose, CA  95138.

Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival  April 29 – 30.

26th Annual Pond Tour July 15, 2017.  Our Pond Tour committee is now  looking for ponds to showcase on this year’s tour.  If you have a recommendation email us at

Have Pond or Koi Questions or issues?

We will do our best to provide assistance. Our membership has much combined experience with most Koi, pond, and water gardening issues that a pond owner may encounter.  If you have a question or issue email us at or come to a meeting and share.

Santa Clara Valley Koi and Water Garden Club is a non-profit organization that promotes  and educates the public about the hobbies of Koi Keeping, Water Gardening, and Aquaponics.


Club dues are $30.00 per year.  Our membership year starts July 1, so if you join before that date, your dues for the remainder of the current year will be prorated at the rate of $2.50 per month.  To join, send your name, email address and phone number along with your check for dues to:

SCVKWG, PO Box 54368, San Jose, CA 95154


We meet the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM except November and December when we relax for the holidays, February (2017),  and July when we meet just before our pond tour. Monthly Board Meeting are the first Tuesday of the month year round.  Click here  for directions to the meeting place,  click here to see the  Club event calendar.

Our Sponsors:

Don’t forget to visit our sponsors.  They help make this club possible.  You can get straight to their sites from the Sponsors page.  Just click on their ads.

While we love their ads and you depend on them to get the Koi, pond, and water gardening supplies you need, SKVKWG does not endorse any business or product.  Please use your best judgement when selecting a vendor or product.

Buy and sell:

And now you can post your items for sale in the Koi Mart . Give it a try and sell some of your unused / unwanted pond stuff.


The links at the top of the page will take you to the other pages on our site.  Enjoy and Happy Koi Keeping & Water Gardening.