Southern Arizona Koi Association (SAKA) is having their annual Garden Pond Tour will be on May 14 & 15. The club will be donating $1 from each ticket sold to the Japanese Red Cross for earthquake relief.
Tickets are only $5 each and children 12 and under are free. They are available at many landscape and garden centers in town as listed on the flyer:
Civano Nursery, Green Things, Harlow’s, Magic Gardens Nursery, Mesquite Valley Growers, Ponds Plants & more, Rillito Nursery, Sheldon’s Nursery, Tohono Chul Park, Tucson Botanical Gardens, and Mt. View Koi (in Hereford, AZ).
I’ve never been on this koi garden tour, but I intend to check out some of these lovely ponds this weekend.
A few highlights for this year’s pond tour will be several very large ponds of over 20,000 gallons with jumbo koi. There will be a dozen ponds, plus one bonus pond in a variety of styles. SAKA tried to group them on Saturday and Sunday, so there will be a little less driving than in prior years.
More info: www.sakoia.org, 520-390-0879, firstname.lastname@example.org.
And doesn’t it sound peaceful to drop by several cool koi ponds on a hot almost-summer day?
Enjoy the koi!