Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark.
The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden.
The Associated Koi Clubs of America was created to promote the hobby, which involves the appreciation, care, breeding and showing of Japanese Nishikigoi (fish) — commonly referred to as koi.
They currently have 97 member koi clubs in the AKCA. 94 member clubs are located in the US, while 3 clubs are located in Canada
The Northern Midwest Zen Nippon Airinkai Koi Club is a regional chapter of an international organization based in Beppu, Japan. Their goal is to spread the hobby of Koi (Nishikigoi) keeping and to improve the knowledge of the husbandry techniques and the appreciation of Nishikigoi as living art.
In 2018, NMZNA hosted their annual Koi Show in St. Louis, Missouri
27th Annual MPKS Koi and Trade Show
June 21st – 23rd 2019
The Max Athletic & Exposition
MPKS 2019 Garden & Pond Tour
July 20th - July 21st
July 27th - July 28th
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Greater Louisville Koi & Goldfish Society
was formed by a group of hobbyist that shared their love for Koi and Goldfish.
They welcome visitors, new members and anyone who has an interest or a question concerning fish, ponds and plants.
CFKS is sponsored by four central Florida koi clubs including the Orlando Koi and Pond Club, the Rainbow River Koi Club, the Gainesville Koi Club, and the Florida East Coast Koi and Pond Club, and the ZNA Southern Koi Association.
"The Orlando Show," as it is known in koi circles, is one of the largest judged koi shows in the Eastern U.S., drawing entries from across the country. The goldfish show has become the largest goldfish show in the country. In addition to the judged shows, there are over 35 vendors from across the nation with koi, goldfish, pond supplies, aquatic plants, garden art and more
The mission of Tower Grove Park is to be an exemplary, well-preserved and well-presented, wooded Victorian park of international significance that provides important recreational, educational and cultural opportunities for the public in a way that is compatible with its unique and historic character. The Park is located in St. Louis city, bordered by the Shaw, Tower Grove South, Tower Grove East, and Southwest Garden neighborhoods.
When the Jewel Box was dedicated in 1936, crowds flocked to experience its magnificent Art Deco design. The structure’s unique construction of cantilevered glass supported by arched steel beams also proved a ground-breaking (but not glass-breaking) technical achievement.
The Upper Midwest Koi Club (UMKC) was established in May of 2006. The goals of the club are to:
--- promote, create and support the hobby of koi keeping, breeding, appreciating and exhibiting koi,
--- disseminate information about koi keeping to the membership
--- engage in educational and social activities related to koi keeping.
International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society
Amazing resource for water gardening and beautiful waterlilies and aquatic plants. The Society is a non-profit organization of multinational membership dedicated to the furtherance of all aspects of water gardens and their associated plants. Various types of membership begins at $25 to have access to all content, Water Garden Journal, and invitation to the Annual International Waterlily and Water Gardening Symposium