The St Louis Water Gardening Society will present its 13th annual water garden and pond tour, Pond-O-Rama, Saturday, June 22, 2013, and Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. The 2013 tour has over 40 private gardens owned and maintained by Society members. Tickets covering both days of the tour are $15.00 each and are available after May in retail shops and garden centers (Waldbart)throughout the metropolitan area. Everyone on the tour over age 18 will need a ticket.
The gardens are located throughout the St Louis Metro area, including Illinois locations. The tour is arranged each day by geographic location. The water features range from high, thundering waterfalls to quiet streams.It also includes a number of "pondless waterfalls" that simply disappear at the termination of the falls and a number of new rain-recovery systems that make the storage and use of rainfall practical. This event each year is the only time St Louis Water Gardening 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 on hand and able to answer questions about their gardens, water features, their fish, and beautiful plants. If you are thinking of adding a water feature to your own garden - or simply enjoy beautiful landscapes - this is the tour for you.
The tour ticket booklet gives the location addresses, descriptions and driving directions. For more information, call 314-995-2988. Ticket are available by mail order from the Society's website, www.slwgs.org.
The SLWGS maintains the lily ponds at Forest Park Jewel Box as our community service and gift to St Louis. This tour is our fund raiser to continue to maintain the beautiful ponds.