The Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society (IWGKS) is a not-for-profit organization that was formed in 1990 by a handful of people who wanted to promote the hobby they all enjoyed. Water gardening was their main focus, but Koi and Goldfish care as well as the aesthetics of pond design were also important to them.
Over time the membership has changed, but our goals as a club have remained the same: to promote and encourage interest in water gardening; the aesthetics of pond design; the study of aqua culture relating to water gardening; the hobby of keeping, breeding, appreciating and exhibiting koi and other pond fish; and to perpetuate the art and science of these activities through education.
As a club we have worked on several projects around Boise and the Treasure Valley of Idaho including, building a pond at the Idaho Botanical Gardens; planting water lilies and aquatic plants in Kathryn Albertson Park; and conducting an annual cleanup of the ponds at The Boise Depot. At this last venue we also care for the water lilies and have been instrumental in adding named water lilies and Koi to the pond.
We invite anyone interested in ponds or the keeping of Koi and Goldfish to contact the Idaho Water Garden & Koi Society. As you visit this web site enjoy the pictures of our ponds and fish, as well as the information we provide to educate everyone about our hobby. The cost to join the club is $35 a year for individuals and $50 for commercial members (full page ad in the newsletter for a year included). A $2.00 convenience fee is added to online sales.