Jacksonville Pond Tour 2022
The 2022 Jacksonville Pond Tour is our annual opportunity for water gardening fans to visit many of the area’s finest water gardens and koi ponds built by Earth Works. This year’s pond tour date and times are Saturday, June 11 from 10 am- 4 pm. This is an opportunity to not only view them in person but speak with and ask questions of homeowners about their water gardens. Join us on the bus to see some of Jacksonville’s most beautiful ponds and water features.
Earth Works’ pond specialists will give details at each stop and answer any questions you may have. Lunch and cocktails are provided. This tour will also include a free self-guided option. A self-guided map will be provided on our website and in-store the week of the tour.
$75 per person provides bus tour of the ponds, with lunch, beer, and wine provided. (If participating in the bus tour please meet at the garden center at 9 am, will arrive back from the tour between 5 pm & 6 pm). BUS TOUR SIGN UP LINK.
LOOKING BACK ON 2021 JACKSONVILLE POND TOUR
THANK YOU to all our 2021 Jacksonville Pond Tour hosts including Coggins-Robins, Jungs, Delands, Beckenbachs, McGregors, Duffneys, Sellers, Leens, DeLoachs, Wards, and Payne families. If you were kept away due to the cold, wet, and windy day or something else enjoy some of our photos and videos here of ponds on the tour.
The 2021 Jacksonville Pond Tour was a self-guided event held on Saturday, November 6, from 10 am to 4 pm. The first stop on the tour was the Garden Center which has displays of:
Before the 2021 tour, during a visit by Greg Wittstock, founder of Aquascape, one of the 2021 tour participants, Denise Sellers, shared a testimonial about their water garden. View her testimonial video here.
We consider our clients part of the Earth Works family and that certainly goes for the Leen’s who we’ve done numerous projects and photo/video specialty shoots with promoting aspects of the Aquascape Lifestyle. The Leen’s were #9 on the 2021 Jacksonville Pond Tour route. The construction challenges of building a pond around the pool equipment are a faint memory after seeing the final product at the Leen’s residents. The beautiful Missouri limestone gives this waterfall and 11’x 16’ pond its unique style.
The Wards were one of our first filmed pond construction videos. They are a friendly couple that we are grateful for access for a second time on the pond tour as #11on the list of stops for 2021! This 12’ x 12’ pond is tucked in nicely next to the pool creating the effect of being one beautiful body of water. The surrounding gardens and outdoor kitchen finish off the space beautifully.
The DeLand residence was #4 on the pond tour. Completed only weeks before the tour it has multiple entertainment areas. This backyard has it all, starting with a pondless 2.5’ waterfall cascading into a 25’ stream you cross over to relax in a hot tub or hammock. The enclosed space also has a summer kitchen and comfy sitting area.
At the DeLoach residence #10 on the pond tour we removed every bit of grass in the backyard and filled it with lush plantings and activity areas for this growing family. The centerpiece is a 16’ x 25’ swim pond with a sunbathing area, custom stone staircase, and a 25’ stream running throughout the space. There is so many special features to this landscape design to explore and enjoy.
The Beckenbach residence in Atlantic Beach was #5 on the pond tour. The size and number of perfectly placed boulders create an incredibly natural effect on this pond. The addition of 2 stacked slate urns gives it an extra splash! A beautiful tree-covered deck and surrounding garden finish this great place to enjoy nature out of the hot Florida sun.
For comprehensive solutions to your specific lawn, garden, and landscaping needs, contact Earth Works of Jacksonville online and at 904-996-0712. Earth Works operates a retail Garden Center/Plant Nursery in Jacksonville and provides landscaping, hardscaping, water features, lawn care service, lawn spraying, and drainage solutions.
We proudly serve clients in Northeast Florida, including Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Nocatee, St. Johns, Fleming Island, Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Amelia Island, Fernandina, and St. Augustine.