The St. Louis Water Garden Society (SLWGS) is celebrating 30 years as a society sharing information about fish, ponds and gardens. SLWGS is also celebrating 20 years of the annual water garden and pond tour, 2020 Pond-O-Rama, Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The 2020 tour will feature the private gardens owned and maintained by society members. Tickets covering both days of the tour are $15 each (18 years and older) and will be available in May 2020 at retail shops and garden centers throughout the metro area.
The gardens are located throughout the St. Louis area, including Illinois. This self-guided tour is arranged each day by geographic location. This year, many of our water features are “over the top,” and many of our members are new to Pond-O-Rama. They are excited to share their new ponds and waterfalls.
There is a massive waterfall and swimming pond by one of our most creative contractors. There are also the quiet and quaint ponds and gentle streams to enjoy. Some members have new water gardens to share, and many have enhanced their current ponds and gardens into outdoor rooms and lovely zen woodland spaces. This year, you will see some very unique and creative designs in waterfalls and ponds, gorgeous koi fish and fantastic gardens. Many members are master gardeners, and many water gardens have been featured in St. Louis Home and Lifestyle magazine.
This event, is the only time during the year that St. Louis Water Garden Society members as a group open their gardens to the public. In addition to their water features, most of our hosts also are avid gardeners who maintain beautiful landscapes filled with perennials, annuals and shrubs. Our hosts will be available and delighted to share information and answer questions about their gardens, their water features, their fish and their beautiful plants. If you are thinking of adding water to your own garden, or you simply enjoy beautiful landscapes and a weekend filled with beauty, this is the tour for you!
This event provides funds for the St Louis Water Garden Society to continue their civic project to plant and maintain the reflecting pools at the Jewel Box in Forest Park.
The tour ticket booklet gives location addresses, descriptions and driving directions. For more information, call 314/995-2988. Tickets will be available in May 2020 by mail order from the society’s website: www.slwgs.org.