Spring Spectacular Pond, Water Garden, and Koi Festival
Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tropic Bay Water Gardens
600 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
Largest Aquatic Garden Center on East Coast, Located in Davidsonville, Md. To Host 15th Annual Spring Spectacular Pond, Water Garden, and Koi Festival
Visitors to This Free, Family Event Will Be First to See New Collection of Hand-Picked, Show-Quality Japanese Koi Called ‘Living Art’
Davidsonville, Md. – Tropic Bay Water Gardens, the largest aquatic garden center on the East Coast, will host the 15th annual Spring Spectacular Pond, Water Garden, and Koi Festival at on its 4.5 acres of landscaped gardens and koi ponds in Davidsonville on April 22 and 23, 2017. Admission is free.
The festival features 3,000 Japanese koi, domestic koi, and goldfish and 100 varieties of aquatic plants amid 4.5 acres of ponds, fountains, sculptures, bird baths, and garden art. Visitors will be able to get expert tips on koi keeping and backyard ponds from noted international expert Taro Kodama of Milliani, Hawaii. In addition, backyard pond expert Trey Smith will be available to answer questions about pond construction, maintenance, and filtration.
WHO: Tropic Bay Water Gardens
WHAT: 15th Annual Spring Spectacular Pond, Water Garden, and Koi Festival
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 600 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, Md.
COST: Admission is free and complimentary popcorn and cotton candy will be provided.
The festival will reveal a new collection of prized koi from Japan’s top breeders. The public is welcome to come and gaze at these hand-picked, show-quality koi specimens – some as long as 30 inches -- and learn about the hobby of koi keeping. Pond hobbyists can talk to fish experts, including Kodama, who will be on hand to answer your questions, as well as offer advice and special deals. Door prizes will be awarded.
With an average life span of 77 years, these beautiful Japanese and North American koi in shades of gold, pearl, and coral are considered living art and are increasingly popular in the U.S., which is the largest ornamental fish market. They are hardy and adapt to seasonal changes. The festival is a great opportunity for families to enjoy the spring weather while admiring these gorgeous creatures in scenic backyard landscapes and learn more about this fascinating hobby.