benefit of SLWGS membership is the opportunity to participate in
Member tours and field trips four or five times each year. These
events are not open to the public. Click on tour links for extensive
photo collections. Thanks so much to our outstanding Special Events
Coordinator, Pam, for her great planning of all these events!
26, 2015 Tiki Tour
Six SLWGS members hosted 75+ visiting members with flickering candlelight, glowing lanterns, and firey torches creating an awesome evening tour of fun and cameraderie.
19, 2015 Bonsai Trip
This year’s annual SLWGS carpool/caravan trip visited two member gardens with bonsai and two excellent retail locations for Bonsai, Water Garden Plants, Art Pieces, Fountains, and more.
5, 2011 First SLWGS Koi Auction
first koi auction included choice imported koi. There was a
good turnout in spite of soaring temperatures. It was a great
learning experience and a wonderful opportunity to purchase
high-quality fish at reasonable prices.
11, 2009 Spring Bird Walk
Interested SLWGS members enjoyed a spring bird-watching walk
in the woods at Powder Valley with Bryan Prather of Wild Birds
Unlimited. Dogwoods were blooming, May apples had popped up
and Dutchman's britches and Virginia bluebells were in abundance.
Besides the more common birds, we saw a Sapsucker, a Phoebe
and best of all, a Yellow-rumped Warbler.
27, 2008 Tiki Evening Tour
Our Saturday evening Tiki Tour
provided a nighttime view of four different, lovely water features. John and Laurie Saul, Art and Kathy Ruebel, Ray and Ginny Mueller
and Barclay and Kelly Compton shared their hospitality and opened
their gardens for us to enjoy.
1, 2008 Tower Grove Pk Ponds Tour
twenty-five people came to tour the lily ponds at Tower
Grove Park Sunday. In addition to seeing lovely ponds,
lilies and marginals, there were wood ducks, a mallard, and
a lovely green heron.
19, 2008 Banquet at the Jewel Box
lilies, good friends, rhythmic music, tasty food and unusual
plants - what more could one ask. perfect weather? We had that
too! The banquet was terrific!
1, 2008 Cherry Blossom Tour
What could be better for a Cherry Blossom tour than three beautiful
Asian-themed water features, with dragons, bamboo, a tea house
and lots of good fellowship?
17, 2008 Ozark Fisheries Field Trip
Our sincere thanks to Pam Jokerst for an outstanding field trip!
The weather was picture perfect for the thirty-eight people
touring the Ozark Fisheries facility Saturday.
Members enjoyed a private tour of the hillside garden of Clyde
and Meleena Byram, the patio and terraces of Mark and Lynne
Toberman, the wonderful pond-side railroad of Bob and Elaine
Temper, and the demonstration garden at The Pond Market by Aaron
Tiki Tour 2007
On September 29, there were seven lovely water gardens to see
by the light of the moon, tiki torches, candles and underwater
lighting. They belonged to Jim Haegele, Marian and Larry McCord,
Carol and Ron Greminger, Susan and Howard Schroeder, Tara and
Chris Siewing, Maria and Ken Bowers and Carol and Kirk Watkins.