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Midwest Pond and Koi Society Pond Tour
July 17 @ 9:00 am - July 18 @ 5:00 pm
The Midwest Pond & Koi Society invites you to visit our member’s gardens and ponds. This year is our 31st year of MPKS members opening their backyards to the public. The dates are July 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th. 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 17th North / Northwest
Sunday July 18th Central
Saturday July 24th Southwest/ West
Sunday July 25th South
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 $20.00 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.
Saturday, July 17 North/Northwest – Waukegan, Chicago, Glenview, Kildeer, Elgin, West Dundee, Arlington Heights, Roselle, Streamwood.
Sunday, July 18 Central – Lombard, River Forest, Riverside, North Riverside, Brookfield.
Saturday, July 24 Southwest/West – Downers Grove, Wheaton, Bolingbrook, Winfield, Naperville, Elburn, Batavia, Carol Stream.
Sunday, July 25 South – Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge, Evergreen Park, Chicago, Dolton, Orland Park, Homer Glen, Willowbrook, Chesterton IN, Schererville IN.