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Spring Festival

Sunday, Apr. 25th, 1999 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Koi, Goldfish, Water Gardens and Plants
Deep Cut Gardens and Tatum Park, Middletown, New Jersey
GSP, Exit 114, North on Red Hill Road

Deep Cut Gardens and Tatum Park

This is a good time to see the jewel of the Monmouth
County Park System. Set on 52 acres of gardens and greenhouses, its planned as a living catalog of cultivated and native plant materials to be observed through the seasons. Deep Cut has 17 distinct features from display greenhouses, rockery, shade garden, and butterfly hummingbird walk, to its 3,000 plus volume horticultural library adjacent next to the gift shop. Don't miss the newly renovated series of ponds and a lovely walk out through the pergola to the lake filled with huge Koi (supplied by MAKC members). Be sure to catch the park's colorful history which includes past ownership by Vito Genevese.

Tatum Park. Directly across the street. We'll be using the 175 person auditorium and adjoining rooms for Koi and Water Garden lectures and demonstrations.


10:30 Dick Roemer of MAKC:Surprising Facts, Water Quality and Testing
12:00 Doug Roth of Journal of Japanese Gardening:Water in the Gardens
2:00 Tom Burton of MAKC:Pond Building
10:30, 12:00 and 2:00 Dr. Zach Matzkin: Mini Health seminars, Q&A, and Use of a Microscope

FISH AUCTION of donated Koi as well as those of MAKC members. If you want to clean out your Koi stock, call Ed Poltonowicz at 215 943 9053 or Skip Bailey at 609 655 0445 to reserve tank space. 80% to you and 20% to Club.

A Tradition Since 1995

Deep Cut Gardens in Middletown has a yearly Spring Festival for gardeners and Koi enthusiasts. With vendors and all
kinds of entertainment, the first year brought an estimated 3700 enthusiastic folks. It was subsequently scaled back but has since been rejuvenated and despite the heavy rain in 1998 it was estimated that at least 2000 folks attended. Monmouth County Park System has arranged to promote the event for maximum attendance and again open both Deep Cut and Tatum Parks absolutely free to the public.

SATURDAY, APRIL 24th -- 7:00 pm
Garden Manor in Aberdeen, NJ, just off GSP exit #117

In this enchanting and luxurious setting, drink and dine with your Koi friends and enjoy an evenings entertainment that will take you to Japan and make you feel a part of the Japanese Koi buying experience. Noted speaker Tom Burton will show you over 100 slides from his October Japan trip and vendors Ray Abell of Nishikigoi of Niigata and Carl Forss of Ponds by Keirin will add their experiences.

Through the generosity of the Garden Manor and our Friends of the Parks, the Garden Manor with its grandiose charm of posh surroundings and the gourmet cuisine of a five star restaurant will be opened to MAKC with a full course dinner (appetizer, salad, entree, dessert and coffee or tea) for $28.00 all in, including gratuities and valet parking. There will be a bartender for a cash bar and a free raffle for all attendees.

RSVP with your check to Burtons, 185 Kingfisher Drive, Middletown, NJ 07748. Questions to Diana or Tom at 732 671 7045. Minimum 35 and maximum of 80 so call quickly but no later than April 15th.