Garden & Pond Tour

MPKS Annual 2020 Garden & Pond Tour

July 18th – 19th    and   July 25th – 26th   2020 
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
The cost is $15.00 per family 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 30th year of MPKS members opening their backyards to the public. The dates are July 18th, 19th,  25th, and 26th. 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 18th      South
  • Sunday         July 19th        North / Northwest
  • Saturday       July 25th      Central
  • Sunday         July 26th      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.

Possible towns within a region: 

Saturday, July 18 South Clarendon Hills, Western Springs, Willowbrook, Evergreen Park, Dolton, Orland Park, Shorewood, Chesterton IN,  Schererville IN.

Sunday, July 19 North/Northwest –  Waukegan, Winnetka, Chicago, Glenview,  Kildeer, Arlington Heights, Prospect Heights,  Roselle, Carol Stream, Streamwood.

Saturday, July 25 Central Lombard,  River Forest,  Riverside, North Riverside, Brookfield.

Sunday, July 26 Southwest/West – Lisle, Downers Grove, Wheaton, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Elburn, Batavia.

Pond Tour maps are available at:

AreaNameAddressCityPhone
Internetemail: pondtour@mpks.orgemail charlene@mpks.org
Club mailboxMidwest Pond & Koi SocietyP O Box 3011Lisle312-409-2081
SouthSaunoris6000 111th StreetChicago Ridge708-422-7272
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
NorthPesche's Garden Center170 S. River RdDes Plaines847-299-1300
NorthKoi & More Pond Shop3150 Skokie Valley Rd #10Highland Park847-432-7393
NorthHawthorn Gardens24481 N Old McHenry RdLake Zurich847-726-0627
CentralMcAdams Nursery & Garden Center2001 Des PlainesForest Park708-771-4903
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
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
WestDog Patch Pet & Feed1108 E. Ogden Ave.Naperville630-420-2120
WestThe Growing Place25W471 Plank Rd.Naperville630-355-4000
WestWasco Nursery & Garden Center41W781 Il Rt. 64St. Charles630-584-4424
WestPlanters Palette28W571 Roosvelt Rd.Winfield630-293-1040