The members of the St. Louis Water Gardening Society (SLWGS) invite
you to join our active organization. The Society was established
in July 1990 as a non-profit organization to provide a fun and
relaxed way for local water gardeners and koi keepers to regularly
exchange information about our shared hobby. Water gardening is
relaxing and challenging, involving an ecosystem with plants,
fish and water. Your water garden will bring beauty, satisfaction
and enjoyment into your life.
We meet monthly, usually at the Missouri
Botanical Garden on one Tuesday each month from 7 to 9 pm.
(See our Calendar for dates, and our
newsletter, Water Word, for the
details of the next meeting.) Meetings are free and open to the
public. Programs cover a wide range of topics related to water
gardening and koi for all levels of experience. Our membership
includes novices and old hands, water gardeners and koi lovers,
do-it-yourselfers, professional installers, aquatic plant growers
and retail operators who handle all kinds of goods to build and
maintain your water garden.
Our Society is well known for its civic project, the water lily
pools at the Jewel Box in Forest Park.
We design, plant, and maintain the wonderful display each year
as a gift to the people of St. Louis. Taking part in this project
provides hands-on experience and an opportunity to learn how to
manage lilies in your own water garden.
SLWGS supports both a newsletter and this web site. Our newsletter,
Water Word, keeps us informed
of meeting dates and locations, which sometimes change to allow
for special meetings and events, as well as other useful and timely
information. The web site has the latest newsletter, meeting schedule,
directions, links, photos and event information. Members can also
sign up to participate in active e-mail discussions about water
gardening. Using these sources members are able to expand their
knowledge and abilities, and share what they know with others.
TOURS AND FIELD TRIPS
By joining SLWGS, you can take part in our member garden tours
and field trips, and our public water garden tour, Pond-O-Rama,
held in June. On these tours you can visit many different water
gardens and gain both knowledge and new ideas. Some of these ponds
have won awards in St. Louis area contests. We've taken field
trips to such places as Powell
Gardens near Kansas City and Ozark
Fisheries in Stoutland, MO.
The Society is an affiliate member of other organizations such
as the Associated
Koi Clubs of America (AKCA) and The International
Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS). Our members
have received awards from AKCA for both their koi and hard work.
OUR CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
for a copy of our bylaws.