Annual water garden tour coming up soon

Staff Writer
Tri-County Times

Central Iowa Water Garden Association (CIWGA) and the Story County Master Gardeners will have its 21st annual Water Garden Tour on Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. til 4 p.m.

This year’s tour, “Plants, Ponds, Paradise,” will feature 11 amazing water gardens, one featuring a million gallon pond. All of these Ames area ponds are works of art and showcase owners’ talents as gardeners, koi owners and water feature enthusiasts who are eager to share their hard work. The tour goes on rain or shine, and proceeds are used to provide water features for nonprofits around Central Iowa. Tickets are $10 (children 5 and under are free), and can be purchased at Garden Number 1 (1071 X Avenue, Boone); garden Number 5 (Skycrest Gardens, 243 Dave Circle, Ames) and Number 11 at 202 Duea Circle, Roland. For additional information, please contact 515-291-2670 or