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Green Country Water Garden Society’s
26nd annual Pond Tour during a weekend in June

Pond culture combines gardening, fish-keeping, bird watching, and habitat restoration to create “living and breathing” ecosystems which become a source of delight for owners and visitors alike.

If you are interested in gardening and water features, the Green Country Water Garden Society (GCWGS) Pond Tour is the best bargain in northeast Oklahoma. Many members of GCWGS will open their backyards to the public during a weekend in June.

Pond owners and those who are thinking of taking the plunge will enjoy the colorful sights of water plants and fish and the crashing and babbling sounds of moving water that blend into this type of landscaping. A watergarden is its own “living and breathing” ecosystem, combining gardening, fish-keeping, bird-watching, nature and habitat restoration. It is part hobby, part educational and part spiritual.

The 26nd annual GCWGS Pond Tour - an exhibit of some of Green Country’s finest watergardens and backyard ponds. The pond owners share their experiences in building ponds, selecting various water plants and choosing from many species of fish. Ponds on the tour demonstrate the many possible shapes and sizes and fit to all sizes of pocketbooks. Pond owners tend to be enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with people who want to learn how to build or manage watergardens.

The GCWGS provides the opportunity for interested parties to share ideas and experiences successes, and pitfalls, relating to the care and enjoyment of ponds. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Tulsa Garden Center (2435 S. Peoria) focusing on the “how to” aspects of watergardening. The GCWGS supports the Linnaeus garden as well as provides scholarships to budding watergarden, horticulturists. The Pond Tour is GCWGS’s way of sharing their love of water gardening with Tulsa and its surrounding communities.

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