2016 Pond Tour
MPKS Annual 2016 Garden & Pond Tour
July 23, 24, 30, 31
The Midwest Pond & Koi Society invites you to visit our member’s gardens and ponds. This year is our 26th year of MPKS members opening their backyards to the public. The dates are July 23rd, 24th, 30th, and 31st. The hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on each of the 4 days.
The Garden and Pond Tour is divided into regions to help minimize the travel time and increase your enjoyment of leisurely visiting the gardens and ponds. The Tour is self-guided, so you may pick and choose to visit one or all of the many beautiful gardens and ponds listed.
The four regions are:
- Saturday July 23rd South
- Sunday July 24th North/Northwest
- Saturday July 30th Central
- Sunday July 31st Southwest/West
For each region, there is a map(s) indicating all the participants in the region. Following the region map(s) is a descriptive narrative of each garden and pond. This includes the address and a description of the garden and pond, along with directions on how to get to the address.
The garden and pond tour maps are available for purchase at the vendors listed on the MPKS website. The cost is $15.00 per family and allows you to tour all four days.
Pond tour maps may also be purchased directly from MPKS. Please call (312) 409-2081 to place your order with a credit card.
Pond Tour maps are available at:
|Internet||email: email@example.com||email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Club mailbox||Midwest Pond & Koi Society||P O Box 3011||Lisle||312-409-2081|
|South||Saunoris||6000 111th Street||Chicago Ridge||708-422-7272|
|South||Alsip Home & Nursery||20601 S. LaGrange Rd||Frankfort||815-469-2008|
|South||Touch of Green||12720 W. 159th St.||Homer Glen||708-301-2090|
|North||Platt Hill Nursery||222 W. Lake St||Bloomingdale||630-529-9394|
|North||Platt Hill Nursery||2400 Randall||Carpentersville||847-428-6767|
|North||Lurvey's Garden Center||2550 Dempster St.||Des Plaines||847-824-7411|
|North||Wild Birds Unlimited||1460 Waukegan Rd.||Glenview|
|North||Pesche's Garden Center||170 S. River Rd||Des Plaines||847-299-1300|
|North||Koi & More Pond Shop||3150 Skokie Valley Rd #10||Highland Park||847-432-7393|
|North||Hawthorn Gardens||24481 N Old McHenry Rd||Lake Zurich||847-726-0627|
|North||Knupper's Nursery||1801 Rand Rd||Palatine||847-359-1080|
|Central||McAdams Nursery & Garden Center||2001 Des Plaines||Forest Park||708-771-4903|
|Central||Hidden Gardens||16 W. 658 S. Frontage Rd.||Hinsdale||630-655-8283|
|Central||Oak Park Nat Pet & Fish||23 N. Harlem||Oak Park||708-660-9500|
|Central||Good Earth||7900 W Madison St||River Forest||708-366-9500|
|West||The Growing Place||2000 Montgomery Rd||Aurora||630-820-8088|
|West||White Water Filters||23 N Water St.||Batavia||630-406-9330|
|West||Wannemaker's||1940 Ogden Ave.||Downers Grove||630-852-0700|
|West||Stone Center Inc.||2127 Ogden Ave.||Lisle||630-971-2060|
|West||Wild Birds Unlimited||1601 Ogden Ave.||Lisle||630-968-6332|
|West||Dog Patch Pet & Feed||1108 E. Ogden Ave.||Naperville||630-420-2120|
|West||Pet Supplies Plus||720 Ogden Ave.||Naperville||630-904-2100|
|West||The Growing Place||25W471 Plank Rd.||Naperville||630-355-4000|
|West||Heinz Bros. Greenhouse||2010 E. Main St (Rt. 64)||St. Charles||630-377-6288|
|West||Wasco Nursery & Garden Center||41W781 Il Rt. 64||St. Charles||630-584-4424|
|West||Planters Palette||28W571 Roosvelt Rd.||Winfield||630-293-1040|
Sample towns within region: (not guaranteed)
South – Burr Ridge, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Homer Glen, Lockport, Lemont.
North/Northwest – Northbrook, Glenview, Mt. Prospect, Roselle, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Kildeer, Barrington, West Dundee, Elgin, Streamwood.
Central – Lombard, Addison, Villa Park, River Forest, Oak Park, Riverside, Brookfield, Western Springs, Willowbrook.
Southwest/West – Berwyn, Brookfield, Lisle, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Naperville
Pond Tour Dates 2016–2019Pond tour dates rotate every year. Here is the tentative schedule for the next four years: