Pond-O-Rama Set For June 22 & 23 with Numerous Ponds On Tour

Lewis and Clark Boathouse and Nature Center on 2013 Pond-O-Rama Tour

Pond-O-Rama 2013

The St. Louis Water Gardening Society’s Pond-O-Rama will include an important part of Missouri history in its 2013 pond and garden tour—the Lewis and Clark Boathouse and Nature Center in St. Charles. The museum exhibits, which tell the story of the great westward exploration, attempt to recreate a realistic view of life along the great Missouri river in the 1800. It includes a waterfall and stream designed by Todd Rundquist and built by his company, West Winds Earthscaping LLC.

The 13th annual Pond-O-Rama will be held Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23. There are 48 private ponds and gardens on the tour—22 on Saturday and 26 on Sunday. In addition, there are six commercial locations that may be visited on either day or at any time. This is a self-directed driving tour; the ticket booklet contains location addresses, driving directions and maps.

This is the first time the museum will be a part of Pond-O-Rama. Normally an admission fee is charged at the museum and nature center, but that fee will be waived for anyone showing a Pond-O-Rama ticket booklet on either of the tour days or for 30 days afterword.

Tickets that are good for both days cost $15 and are available at garden centers and other retailers throughout the area. All persons 18 years of age or older will need a ticket to visit any tour sites. Children under age 18 do not need a ticket.

For information about ticket locations, call 314-995-2988. Tickets also may be ordered from the St. Louis Water Gardening Society website, www.slwgs.org. Garden clubs and other groups of 10 or more wishing to attend may buy tickets at a discounted price of $13 each.