2023 Pond Tour Maps

MPKS Annual 2023 Garden & Pond Tour

July 15th – 16th   and  July 22nd – 23rd   

The Midwest Pond & Koi Society invites you to visit our member’s gardens and ponds. This year is our 32nd year of MPKS members opening their backyards to the public. The dates are July 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 23rd. 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 15th      Southwest / West Region
  • Sunday         July 16th       South Region
  • Saturday       July 22nd     North / Northwest Region
  • Sunday         July 23rd      Central Region

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 $20.00 per family and allows you to tour all four days.

Pond tour maps may also be purchased directly from MPKS.

Possible towns within a region:

Saturday, July 15  Southwest / West – Downers Grove, Lombard,  Carol Stream,  Naperville, Yorkville, Elburn, Batavia, Wheaton.

Sunday, July 16  South Bolingbrook,  Shorewood,  Willowbrook, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Lemont, Frankfort, Orland Park, Western Springs, Chicago .

Saturday, July 22  North / Northwest –  Waukegan, Glenview,  Hawthorn Woods,  Rolling Meadows, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights,  Hanover Park, Northbrook, West Dundee, Chicago.

Sunday, July 23  Central  – Lombard,  River Forest,  Riverside, North Riverside,  Brookfield.

2024 Pond Tour maps are available at:

Internetemail: ccebulski@comcast.net
Club mailboxMidwest Pond & Koi SocietyP O Box 3011Lisle312-409-2081
SouthAlsip Home & Nursery20601 S. LaGrange RdFrankfort815-469-2008
SouthTouch of Green12720 W. 159th St.Homer Glen708-301-2090
NorthPlatt Hill Nursery222 W. Lake StBloomingdale630-529-9394
NorthPlatt Hill Nursery2400 RandallCarpentersville847-428-6767
NorthLurvey's Garden Center2550 Dempster St.Des Plaines847-824-7411
NorthKoi & More Pond Shop3150 Skokie Valley Rd #10Highland Park847-432-7393
NorthHawthorn Gardens24481 N Old McHenry RdHawthorn Woods847-726-0627
CentralHidden Gardens16 W. 658 S. Frontage Rd.Hinsdale630-655-8283
CentralThe Feed Store5408 S. HarlemSummit708-458-1327
CentralGood Earth7900 W Madison StRiver Forest708-366-9500
Central5th Avenue Chiropractic8605 W Cermak RdNorth Riverside708-447-3695
WestThe Growing Place2000 Montgomery RdAurora630-820-8088
WestWhite Water Filters23 N Water St.Batavia630-406-9330
WestWannemaker's1940 Ogden Ave.Downers Grove630-852-0700
WestStone Center Inc.2127 Ogden Ave.Lisle630-971-2060
WestWild Birds Unlimited1601 Ogden Ave.Lisle630-968-6332
WestThe Growing Place25W471 Plank Rd.Naperville630-355-4000
WestWasco Nursery & Garden Center41W781 Il Rt. 64St. Charles630-584-4424