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2019 Pond and Garden Tour

June 22 & 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Our 19th annual Pond-O-Rama Pond and Garden tour will feature 20 beautiful water features and private gardens owned and maintained by Society members located throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and in metro east.  The tour is held the weekend after Father’s Day each year to raise money for our civic project, the water lily pools at the Jewel Box in Forest Park. Our hosts will be available and delighted to share information and answer your questions about their ponds, their fish, and their beautiful plants.

Each location is scheduled for one of the two days of the tour, either Saturday, June 22 or Sunday, June 23.  The hours for this self-guided tour are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  There are 10 hosts each day so you can relax, ask lots of questions, and enjoy the people and highlights at each stop at a leisurely pace.

Tickets cost $15 each and are good for both days.  They give location addresses, descriptions and driving directions. Everyone 18 years of age or older visiting the gardens must have a ticket.  Those younger do not need a ticket.  Tickets will be delivered to retail outlets around May 18.  For a list of all retailers who are selling Pond-O-Rama tickets, click here or call 314-995-2988.

Tickets for the tour will be available to members at the May and June general meetings.  Each member is entitled to one free ticket.  Members unable to attend either meeting are encouraged to have a friend pick up their tickets, or they may request that they be mailed.  Click here for a copy of the order form.  Print it, fill it out and mail it with your check for $3.00 per ticket.

Pond-O-Rama hosts will receive their Pond-O-Rama tickets at the Host meeting at 6:00 p.m. before the June 18 meeting if they have not already picked them up.

You can order tickets from this website to be sent by mail for an additional $3 per ticket for shipping and handling.  Click here for a copy of the order form to fill out and either pay using Pay Pal or print and mail with your check.  Tickets will be mailed upon receipt of the order and the payment.

The St. Louis Water Garden Society is also offering a discount of $2 off each ticket ordered in groups of 10 or more.  For more information about the group ticket purchases, text Joan Ziskind at 636-448-5411, email her at joan.ziskind@yahoo.com (note the period between the names) or call and leave a message at 636-394-6342.

NOTE: FORMS & CHECKS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN JUNE 14