Hello to all who came out to the Zilker Botanical Garden Fest. I hope you got to see the new stream bed; the Austin Pond Society contributed the funds raised at the Austin Pond & Garden Tour 2016 to rebuild the streambed.
Pond & Garden Tour 2017, our 23rd tour, June 3 (North Ponds and the Night Pond) and June 4 (South Ponds) will support the ponds at Mayfield Park. The tour is our annual fun raiser and you are invited into over 20 gardens around the Austin area by the hosts on the tour.
The theme this year is “Backyard Bliss” and the ponds show it. Almost half the ponds are new to the tour, and we have some classics. We have a cluster of ponds in Georgetown/Sun City thanks to the Sun City Garden Club. The Pirate Ship Pond is back, maybe for the last time. The Night Pond, open only on Saturday night, is a 22,000 gallon work of pure imagination.
To wet your water garden appetite, here are some pictures from this year’s crop of ponds but don’t stop there, the ponds are much more exciting in person.
Click on the links in the Header Bar to see a larger version of the Preliminary Pond Tour Map which will be updated as we get closer to the tour date.
North Ponds & Night Pond – June 3 South Ponds – June 4
Order your wristbands early and get a discount. Pick them up at any pond on the days of the tour.
Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the tour. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. See you on the tour!!!