POSTED: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 4:04pm
Baton Rouge, La — Harb’s Oasis and Deep South Koi and Pond Society will host the 14th annual Baton Rouge Area Tour of Ponds and Gardens, Saturday, May 18 thru Sunday, May 19. Tickets are available at Harb’s Oasis, 225.756.2720. The Tour of Ponds and Gardens’ tour book includes all the pond descriptions, locations and directions.
Since the Tour’s inception, over $110,000 has been raised and given back to the community to such charities as Susan G. Komen Foundation, Woman’s Hospital, Hilltop Arboretum and Brave Heart. The 2013 Tour of Ponds will benefit Brave Heart-Children in Need and Yelp!BR. Brave Heart is a non-profit organization focused on improving the quality of life for children who are experiencing the emotional trauma of being removed from their home due to abuse and/or neglect. Their goal is to offer comfort and give these children the tools to grow into productive citizens who in turn will contribute in positive ways to our society. Yelp!BR is a non-profit, no kill adoption organization founded in 2009 that finds homes for shelter dogs in Baton Rouge. They have found permanent homes for over 200 dogs that would otherwise have been euthanized.
Every year pond tour participants open their yards to showcase their beautiful and unique ponds. It is easy to get the inspiration and the information needed to make informed decisions about ponds, water gardens, fountains and landscaping, when you see the wide array of incredible designs that have been implemented in our area. Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to interact with homeowners and professionals about water features, fish, flowers, plants and outdoor entertainment areas, as you discover the drama that water in motion brings to the home and garden.