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Membership in SLWGS

The St. Louis Water Garden Society (SLWGS) was formed by local water gardeners and fish enthusiasts to share information. As a result, we attract members at all stages of water gardening expertise. Since 1990, SLWGS has hosted educational events for this purpose. 


Water gardening is a wonderful hobby! It brings beauty, satisfaction and enjoyment into our lives. First, members enjoy visiting water gardens of all sizes and stages. Second, we love to learn from each other. Building and maintaining an ecosystem of plants, fish and water is a challenge.
All of us share what we’ve learned along the way. 


The St. Louis Water Garden Society plants and maintains the Lily Ponds at the Jewel Box in Forest Park. This beautiful, living attraction is our gift to St. Louis residents and visitors. 

In the Spring, our members and friends meet for a day of hands-on water gardening to fill the Lily Ponds with plants from their winter storage. It is a long day of hard work, but the reward is priceless.

Then in Summer, we host an annual pond tour, “Pond-O-Rama,” to fund this project. More than a thousand visitors explore the water gardens of the city during this tour. 

Membership Form

Pond tour tickets

Complimentary Pond-O-Rama ticket for Members

Tickets for the 2023 Pond-O-Rama have not gone on sale yet.
Subscribe to the Water Word or follow SLWGS on Facebook/ Instagram for updates on pond tour tickets and all upcoming events.

Koi Pond at The Jewel Box in Forest Park, St. Louis MO

membership benefits


Benefits of being a SLWGS member:
  • Monthly meetings with guest speakers
  • One ticket to Pond-O-Rama
  • Hands-on experience planting and maintaining the lily ponds
  • The SLWGS Newsletter, Water Word
  • Members-only news, offers, and Special Events

Monthly SLWGS meetings are free and open to the public.

Join us as we grow, learn, play, and volunteer together.