Water Garden

This herb garden and self-cleaning fish tank combo makes growing edible greens easy and fun.

$60.00

Fish Food

There are certain essentials you need for gardening success: seeds, sunlight, water, betta fish. That last one may be unexpected, but it is the key ingredient to this revolutionary countertop garden.

The double-decker combination of garden and fish bowl creates a symbiotic ecosystem. In the top tray, basil, mint, spinach, baby greens, and other edible or decorative plants thrive as nutrient-rich water is circulated past their roots. That process purifies the water, which is then sent back to the 3-gallon tank below, creating a happy, healthy habitat for a betta fish.

The Water Garden makes an intriguing visual centerpiece for your own environment, whether that's on a side table or countertop, in an office, classroom or kitchen. Made in Union City, California.

Click here for Water Garden Instructions.

For the newest model, check out our Water Garden Deluxe.

Made in the USA
Made from
electrical components, polypropylene, ABS thermoplastic, BPA and Phthalate-free acrylic
Measurements
12" L x 8" W x 12" H
Notes
The Water Garden comes with everything needed to get started including organic seeds, a chemical free dechlorinator, and a sampling packet of fish food.

Fish not included.
Item ID
24244

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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UncommonGoodsWater Garden
 
4.2

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (51)
  • Accurate instructions (43)
  • Healthy (15)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (60)
  • Garden (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (41), Avid gardener (23)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (69)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (46), No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Circle of Life

I was very excited to get this aquafarm set up! It was easy to set up and it was great to get a coupon to purchase my beta! I have 2 cats and as...Read complete review

I was very excited to get this aquafarm set up! It was easy to set up and it was great to get a coupon to purchase my beta! I have 2 cats and as soon as the wheat grass started growing taller and taller, one of them found their way on my counter and started eating some of it. (I don't blame the cat because, she loves to eat grass) So, I decided to install my own "cage" on top of the tank, so my cat couldn't get to it and so the grass could keep growing. I found some material at a local hardware store (originally intended as a cover for gutters, which was perfect, since it was equipped with a side that has a double wall to grip onto another surface). I trimmed it to the right size and used some zip ties to keep the sides together. I also incorporated a flip top so I can easily feed the fish and trim the grass. And voila! I have an awesome aquafarm that also feeds my cats....who woulda thunk that the fish would help the cats :-) Fish: happy, grass: happy, cats: happy and me: happy. Perhaps, the next version of the aquafarm could include the option to have a cat-friendly cage :-)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very cool idea that hasn't quite worked out

I received this for a Christmas present last December. I was very excited. For the first 7-8 months, it worked great. I only had to do a full "empty it...Read complete review

I received this for a Christmas present last December. I was very excited. For the first 7-8 months, it worked great. I only had to do a full "empty it out, scrub it down" cleaning a couple of times in that period, and I noticed that those times were directly tied to when I had my curtains wide open so that the sunlight was affecting the tank.

The seeds would grow - not very tall, but grow, and the roots seemed to be filtering well. About 3 months ago, though, absolutely NO seeds would sprout... They all rot in the cups. With no roots, the water has become really dirty and needs more constant cleaning. I've cleaned it a lot more in the last month than in the first 7 I owned it... I've tried organic seeds, regular seeds... Nothing changed in my set-up, my home water, anything else. And as of a couple of days ago, the pump has quit. It may well be just totally clogged, but I asked for this tank because it was supposed to be relatively maintenance free. Because of the complex set up with the cups and the tube feeding and so forth, full "empty it out, scrub it down" cleanings are really time consuming, and I'm done.

I'll be going out today to get a regular tank for Boris. Without the seeds growing, the set up is too much problem to take apart and such for regular cleaning. While it worked, it was great, but even if it's my fault that something has gone wrong with the growing, it may not be worth it.

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5.0

Works great!

By 

from NC

About Me Getting Started

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about UncommonGoods Water Garden:

    Instructions were a little vague but we quickly figured out what to do to get it set up. Tank was cloudy for a few days until the plants sprouted and then it cleared right up. We added a couple of plastic plants and our fish seems really happy in there. Great purchase. Very attractive!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Requires frequent cleaning

    By 

    from Chicago Il

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about UncommonGoods Water Garden:

      It was ok for about a week or two but then the whole thing had to come apart to clean. It was exhausting and time consuming because there are lots of pieces.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Misconceiving

      By 

      from Fort Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Flimsy
      • Not Easy to Clean

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about UncommonGoods Water Garden:

      Unfortunately, I think this product still needs work and should not be sold at this point. My pump continuously made a terrible noise after only having for one month. I made sure to check the amount of water in tank, moved the pump around, moved the tubes around. Nothing worked. The white lid did not properly fit on my fish tank. I found myself having to clean this fish tank as much as any other. After not even two months I had to throw this tank out. A waste of money. On the bright side, the concept is great, the look is great, and the sprouts grow! I was just hoping for a little more.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Service/Delivery was great.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Bought as a gift

      By 

      from Texas

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Indoors

          Comments about UncommonGoods Water Garden:

          I love the size of this aquarium. We bought this as a gift for my brother's family. They have a 3 year old and the family enjoys cooking. We thought the 3 year old would enjoy the fish and parents could have a low maintenance garden to grow herbs in.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy to assemble, very aesthetic

          By 

          from Michigan

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about UncommonGoods Water Garden:

            I keep one moderately large sized goldfish in here and he loves it! When I first started planting some of the seeds fell into his water but they didn't seem to bother him and he may have even eaten some without any harmful effect. The design is clean and easy to assemble. The plants are hardy and grow very quickly!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Perfect size for small home or office

            By 

            from Texas

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about UncommonGoods Water Garden:

              Aquarium is a perfect size and comes with everything you need to get started. Plants sprouted quickly and I have significant growth in less than a week. It does take a bit to get it set up as you can't remove the top without disturbing the pump cords which is a bit inconvenient, but not a deal breaker. Definitely visit the website for videos on set up, as written instructions are not comprehensive. It turned out lovely though, and I have one happy betta!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice gift for a busy college student.

              By 

              from Kentucky

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about UncommonGoods Water Garden:

                Purchased this as a gift for college age student to use in a dorm. All of the pieces seems to be present and the instructions were clear and easy to follow.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Awesome

                By 

                from ohio

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Water Garden:

                    My sprouts are already producing.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Awesome

                    By 

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Entertaining
                    • Fun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Water Garden:

                        We'er off to a great start with our aqua farm!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Aquafarm

                        By 

                        from Dallas, TX

                        About Me Getting Started

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden
                          • Indoors

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Water Garden:

                          Was please with delivery service

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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