Garden & Pond Tour

MPKS Annual 2024 Garden & Pond Tour

July 20th – 21st    and   July 27th – 28th   2024 
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
The cost is $25.00 per family (up to 4) and allows you to tour all four days.

The Midwest Pond & Koi Society invites you to visit our member’s gardens and ponds. This year is our 34th year of MPKS members opening their backyards to the public. The dates are July 20th,  21st,  27th, and 28th. 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 20th       South Region
  • Sunday          July 21st       North / Northwest Region
  • Saturday       July 27th       Central Region
  • Sunday         July 28th       Southwest / West 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 $25.00 per family (up to 4) 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 only if there is time to mail the map to you. Scroll further down this page to see a list of vendors selling the maps.

Possible towns within a region:

Saturday, July 20  South Bolingbrook,  Shorewood,  Joliet, Plainfield,  Lockport, Clarendon Hills,  Willowbrook, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Frankfort, Orland Park,  New Lenox, and Schereville IN.

Sunday, July 21  North / Northwest –  Glenview,  Hawthorn Woods,  Long Grove, Streamwood, Rolling Meadows,  Arlington Heights,  Elgin, and Chicago.

Saturday, July 27  Central  – Lombard,  Elmhurst, River Forest,  Berwyn, Riverside,  North Riverside,  and Brookfield.

Sunday,  July 28  Southwest / West – Downers Grove, Lombard,  Carol Stream,  Naperville, Yorkville, Elburn, and Batavia.

2024 Pond Tour maps are available at:

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