2021 Pond-O-Rama was a fantastic weekend. The tickets sold at our retailers and online exceeded expectations. Sales were the best ever in 21 years. The hosts went above and beyond to make all the visitors to their gardens feel welcome and special. From swimming ponds to small intimate water features, from magnificent flowing waterfalls to quaint seating areas surrounded by lush landscapes this year’s tour had it all.
Thank you to all our members who enjoyed the tour. Often due to time our members you can’t visit all the water gardens in a day or even the weekend, but know you are always welcome to visit the gardens on tour. Our hosts are always glad to welcome you.
A huge thank you to all our hosts this year:
Gil and Denise Weber; Christopher Mitchell, Joe & Tonya Summer (Chalily); Gerri Rosen and Lori Stringer; Chesterfield Valley Nursery; Steve and Andrea Michalak; Carol and Ron Greminger; Beverlee and Daniel Maschek; Chris and Tara Siewing; Bill and Rebecca Harrison; John Kreilich; Debbie and Bob Hadley; Bryan Cox; John Mosley; Schmittel’s Nursery; Caleb Bauer; Joy Cooper-Presson; Ann Mracek and Rich Merritt; Hendel’s Market Café; Denise Bomar; Ginny Mueller; Bob and Jo Batzer; Joe and Nancy deBettencourt; Jerry and JoAnn Warchol; Chip and Christina Soule.
Thank you to all our advertisers:
Bauer Falls, Chalily, Chesterfield Valley Nursery, Design Reflection/Saul’s Custom Designs, Effinger Garden Center, The Gateway Gardener, Hartke Nursery, Joe’s Market Basket, Kloubec Koi Farm, Land Works, Inc,, MPR Supply Company, Nature’s Re-Creations, Ponds Plus Water Garden Center, Rolling Ridge Nursery, Sandy’s Back Porch, Schmittel’s Nursery, Sugar Creek Gardens, Walter Knoll Florist, Wild Birds Unlimited-Florissant.
Don’t forget to take advantage of the coupons in the ticket book!
A Special Thank you to St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles Magazines who has graciously sponsored us for many years.
Thank you to our graphic designer, Ellie Flesch and Murray Printing who make our ticket books so beautiful.
Thank you to all the members who helped with ordering host gifts, delivering tickets to our retailers, mailing tickets to our members and those purchased online, and members who helped distribute ticket books to our members: Gail Abernathy, Jim Haegle, Bob Henson, Tom and Betsy Meier, Dave Schiele, Lois Tobin, Bryan Cox, Carolyn and Keith Haus, Joe Summers, Carol Greminger.
Pond-O-Rama is one of the best garden tours in the Metro area each summer. Each year it gets better and better and grows in popularity. We are always meeting new people on the tour and this year many came from out of state.
Forward thinking to 2022 ….
We would love to see more of our members involved in the Pond-O-Rama committee to make next year even more exciting. We need your talent and new and creative ideas. Please let me know (email@example.com; 314-808-7000)
My sincerest thanks to everyone who made 2021 Pond-O-Rama such a wonderful tour.
2021 Pond-O-Rama Chair
Jerry and JoAnn Warchol – Fairview Heights, IL
John Mosley – O’Fallon, MO
Gerri Rosen and Lori Stringer – Ballwin, MO
Debbie and Bob Hadley – Webster Groves, MO
Bob and Jo Batzer – St. Louis, MO