The St. Louis
Water Gardening Society
Maintains the Water Gardens at
The Jewel Box in Forest Park


Photo of the Jewel Box, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri by Vance Halterman

2008 Aquatic Plants

2008 banquet in the Jewel Box

Volunteers at work:
Final work day
Maintaining the lily pools
Planting the tropicals
Planting the hardies

Our Civic Project - The Jewel Box Lily Ponds
Pond-O-Rama, the annual pond and garden tour of the SLWGS, provides funds that help the society design, plant and maintain its annual gift to St. Louis--the lily ponds in front of the Jewel Box in Forest Park.

Each spring, volunteers from the St. Louis Water Gardening Society plant and place in the pools tropical and hardy water lilies, lotus, umbrella palms, papyrus, water cannas and other aquatic plants. As plants grow and develop, members meet every Saturday morning to trim, fertilize and "dead-head" plants in the pools. In the fall, Society members remove the plants that are to be saved for the next year, preparing the pools to be drained for the winter.