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The water was flowing in the beautiful garden setting at Bakersfield College Saturday during the 2014 Garden Fest that the Horticulture Department puts on each year.

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Some brought their jackets and blankets while others wished they had at the annual Garden Fest Saturday at Bakersfield College.

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In one of the hothouses at Bakersfield College, several involved definitely had a green thumb during the 2014 Garden Fest. Several thousand people were expected at the annual event.

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Diego Gomez was with his family Saturday strolling through the plants and flowers during the 9th annual Bakersfield College Garden Festival.

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The Bakersfield Koi and Water Garden Society had a nice set up of beautiful fish that are often used in garden settings in backyards. This was part of the annual Garden Fest Saturday at Bakersfield College.

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A variety of Koi fish were a popular part of the annual Garden Fest at Bakersfield College.

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Bakersfield College student and Agriculture Club member Billie Russell holds a sign for tickets for the carnival Saturday during the annual Garden Fest.

Even though the sky looked like it would release a torrent of rain Saturday, Garden Fest-goers found a ray of sunshine in what they could learn to do to beautify their yards.

The Bakersfield College Horticulture Department held its ninth annual open house event Saturday, featuring garden seminars, the chance to talk to industry experts, cooking how-tos, 150 vendor booths, pet care information, carnival games and more.

It ran until 4 p.m. Saturday at the college's Renegade Park, on Mount Vernon Avenue north of Memorial Stadium.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from the event.