July 15, 2007

Koi ponds of the LES, NYC

Posted in Garden, New York, pleasant views, summertime at 11:50 pm by carol

This Saturday I had the extreme pleasure of going on the Green Thumb Koi Extravaganza!  

Koi Pond

It was a walking tour of some of the Community Gardens on the Lower East Side of Manhattan that have Koi Ponds. They were beautiful!

Small pond

We started our tour at the 6BC garden. I just Love this Garden!

2-story.jpg

It is such a jewel tucked away on 6th street between Aves B & C.

pergola

You really forget you are in the city when you step into this garden.

Small building

The 2 floor freestanding building is such a charmer, with vines reaching for the roof, which has solar collector panels on it that power the waterfall in the Koi Pond.

2 story building

A big thank you goes out to Cary who spoke for his garden, you guys do amazing work!

Our next stop was 6th and Ave B Garden, this garden was made famous with its large towering sculpture.

tower

This was on the opening shots of NYPD Blues TV series.

This garden also boasts a large performance stage.

stage

William gave us the lowdown on their Koi pond, thank you for all the great info.

the Koi pond

Our last garden was on 8th St between Aves C & D.

This garden had the largest of all the Koi ponds we saw that day as well as the oldest it is 20yrs old!

 Koi pond falls

They also have some lovely structures’.

gazebo

 Thank you to Jan, Jim & Asami for their wealth of info on Koi & pond care.

Koi

I had such a great morning, hope you enjoy the photos!

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2 Comments »

  1. aw man~ i wish i went with you…would love to do the garden tour this week. are you down!!??

  2. carol herlihy said,

    Grab the camera & lets go!


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