Visit "Koi in the Garden" During Free-Admission Day

Annual Koi and Goldfish Show at the Idaho Botanical Garden

Koi fish pond at the Idaho Botanical Garden.
Koi fish pond at the Idaho Botanical Garden.
  • Koi fish pond at the Idaho Botanical Garden.
    Koi fish pond at the Idaho Botanical Garden.
    Koi fish pond at the Idaho Botanical Garden.
    Koi fish pond at the Idaho Botanical Garden.
September 19, 2012 - The Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society host their 19th Annual Koi and Goldfish show at the Idaho Botanical Garden on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Attendees will enjoy the koi exhibit and competition, Bonsai display by the Bonsai Club, and the Kawa Taiko Japanese Drummers.

“This year’s event ‘Koi in the Garden’ will feature fish from Idaho as well as some fish traveling from the Portland area,” says event chair Sot Chimonas. “People will be amazed by the length and coloration of the winning specimens. A large koi can grow to be three-to-four feet long and be extremely valuable. Koi in Japan have been known to outlive humans and survive up to 200 years old. Koi in the US have been documented to live up to 70 years old, yet most live a typical twenty to thirty years.”

Large and small specimens of fish will be competing for grand champion as well as many other honors and awards. Twenty display tanks will hold more than 100 Koi fish for the open show. Society members will be available to the public to share how to get started in the hobby of water gardening and koi keeping. Vendors displaying fish-related items for purchase will be available. Artist will be selling original glass works, kimono, and watercolors. Food and beverages are available on site.

19th Annual Koi and Goldfish Show
Saturday, September 22, 2012
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Kawa Taiko Japanese Drummers appear at 12:30 pm
Garden and show admission is free to the public

About Idaho Botanical Garden:
The Idaho Botanical Garden provides a full garden experience for people of all ages, which enhances our community’s quality of life through plant collections, education programs and entertainment, cultural and community events.

For more information call 208-343-8649 or visit www.idahobotanicalgarden.org

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