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Carters Nursery Pond & Patio – 2017 Event Schedule

Feburary 10th, 11th, & 12th (Fri., Sat. & Sunday) – HOME SHOW of the MIDSOUTH – At the Agricenter International in Memphis, Tn. www.midsouthhomeshow.com –  Come visit us and see our BEAUTIFUL Displays.

Daylight Saving Time: Starts Sunday, March 12th, 2017

March 17th & 18th (Friday & Saturday) –  Memphis Area Master Gardeners 13th Annual “Spring Fling”  at the Red Barn at the Agricenter in Memphis. Come by to see us!

Come see our unique Water Features at the 'Spring Fling' at the Red Barn by the Agricenter.

Come see our unique Water Features at the ‘Spring Fling’ at the Red Barn by the Agricenter.

March 25th (Saturday) – We will be setting up at the Tipton County Master Gardeners Annual Lawn & Garden Expo. in Brighton, Tn. Come by and see our display.

April 1st (Saturday) – Carter’s Nursery Spring Festival & Customer Appreciation Day! Something for the whole family! Workshops & classes, a Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids + GREAT FOOD for all! Come out and help us kick off SPRING! (Saturday 9am. till 2pm.) This is a FREE event!

Spring is in the air! Come celebrate with Carters Nursery Pond & Patio at our Annual Spring Fest! Fun for the whole family!

Spring is in the air! Come celebrate with Carters Nursery Pond & Patio at our Annual Spring Fest! Fun for the whole family!

April 14th – Good Friday

April 16th (Sunday) – EASTER

May 14th  (Sunday) – Mother’s Day! DON’T miss this one!

Evenings By The Pond!
Come out and enjoy a laid back evening exploring a beautiful garden & relaxing by the pond. We always enjoy some good food, visit/meet friends & we try to always have an educational program on Water Gardens, Aquatic Plants, Fish OR some cool subject for all that come. These little get together’s are held during the warm season and in different peoples homes & backyards. If you would like to come & enjoy the evening please let us know and you will be put on the e-mail invitation list. Call Jo at 731-424-2206

Our 'Evenings by the Pond' are always great!

Our ‘Evenings by the Pond’ are always great!

–The first “Evening by the Pond” of the season will be hosted by Mark Carter & family at the Nursery Home on Thursday May 18th at 6:30pm.
Address – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305. Please RSVP by calling 731-424-2206.

June 3rd (Saturday) 9am. –11am. – Butterfly Garden Workshop & Release: We will have a great guest speaker, information on creating your own butterfly garden, special butterfly plants & more!

Our annual Butterfly Release is a don't miss event! Call to register and order a butterfly!

Our annual Butterfly Release is a don’t miss event! Call to register and order a butterfly!

PLUS – a LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE! Bring the kids AND bring a CAMERA!  Don’t miss this one!  Call for more info and to order a Butterfly to Personally Release! #731-424-2206 – ask for Jo or Donna.

June 18th – Father’s Day!  Let’s remember Dad!

Pond Tours in 2017
We are sponsoring two (2) Pond Tours this year; a Summer Pond Tour (June 24th) & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (October 7th).   Both are fund raisers for our local Jackson Madison County Humane Society.

June 24th – Our 19th Annual Summer Pond Tour – Our ‘Summer’ Pond Tour (Always the Saturday after Father’s Day) is A FUN and Beautiful Day! This is a Self-Guided Tour and Fundraiser for the J.M.C. Humane Society. Tickets are $10 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). Carter’s Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the day to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Features.

Unique Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls and Fountains will be on the tour.

Unique Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls and Fountains will be on the tour.

~ This is also the night of the “Moonlight Luau!” Live music! + We cook fresh pork wrapped in banana leaves & spiced up  “Kalua Style” and have a party beneath the stars!  This is a DON’T MISS event!  More info to come!

July 4th (Tuesday) – Independence Day!  We will be closed Monday the 3rd & Tuesday the 4th in observance of this holiday!

SUMMER SEMINARS  We do three (3) every Summer!  Come Take part in our educational Classes, Tour our Gardens and Ponds & stay for lunch with Mark Carter “Pond Guy” and crew for a great day of Fun and Learning.

July 15th – 9am. –2 pm.  ‘Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!’ will kick off this season.

August – Date & Class TBA

September – Date & Class TBA

October 7th – Our 13th Annual “Moonlight” Pond Tour.  This is our Annual Night Time Pond Tour!  The tour always falls on a Saturday Night closest to the Full Moon!!  Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience!  Tickets are $10 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!).    100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the J.M.C. Humane Society!  Carters Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the evening to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat.  Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Garden and Water Feature Lighting.

This BEAUTIFUL property is on the Moonlight Pond Tour! Come see what Outdoor living is all about.

This BEAUTIFUL property is on the Moonlight Pond Tour! Come see what Outdoor living is all about.

 

October 21st – Fall Festival/Customer Appreciation Day.  Come take part in our Workshops & Classes!  FREE LUNCH for ALL that come!  Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids!  BIG SALES for the Fall Season for all that come!

The pumpkin carving is always a hit!

The pumpkin carving is always a hit!

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Daylight Saving Time Ends : Sunday, November 5th, 2017


Thanks, all of us with Carter’s Nursery hope to see you all here!  Call me with any questions at #
731-424-2206.  Here’s to a GREAT 2017!

 



Happy New Year! 2017!
January 3, 2017, 4:29 pm
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I am very excited about 2017! There is something in the air right now & I haven’t been this ready to get back to the GARDEN in a long time! I already have my veggie garden planned out 🙂 PS: LOTS of heirlooms … I am getting all the rest of my dates together right now for our 2017 Events Calendar and should have all that for you this week. And next month starts the Garden Shows… Anyway, I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

Ill see y’all around the garden soon!

~ Mark

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man”.

~ Benjamin Franklin



Have a Carter Country Christmas!
December 15, 2016, 2:49 pm
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The Carters Nursery Pond & Patio family want to wish you a very, Merry Christmas!



Fall Lifestyle Commercial + intro Finance Program
November 9, 2016, 11:09 am
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The 18th. Annual Fall Festival & Aquatic Workshop at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

Jackson, Tn. –

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio presents – The 18th. Annual Fall Festival & Aquatic Workshop. We have been holding this free event for 18 years now & still having FUN doing it! 😊 This is our way of saying THANK YOU to all of our customers and friends in the community.
Workshops, Pumpkin Carving, Pony rides & a full fledged Petting Zoo – There is something for EVERYONE! LOTS of FUN for the whole family! AND tradition demands it – so we will be firing up the grills and cooking lunch for everyone again this year! So bring your appetite!

Mark will be cooking lunch at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio's 'Outdoor Kitchen'! "I'm firing up the Saffire Grill & The big AOG Grill too. Y'all come"!

Mark will be cooking lunch at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Outdoor Kitchen’! “I’m firing up the Saffire Grill & The big AOG Grill too. Y’all come”!

We will go over ALL the things you will need to know about your Water Garden to help you get through the Fall and Winter seasons. No matter if you’re new to the hobby or an old pro, there will be something for you.

The seasonal Water Garden maintenance classes are very informative. Learn how to take better care of your Pond, Fish & Aquatic Plants through the Fall & Winter months & HOW-TO be ready for a beautiful Spring!

The seasonal Water Garden maintenance classes are very informative. Learn how to take better care of your Pond, Fish & Aquatic Plants through the Fall & Winter months & HOW-TO be ready for a beautiful Spring!

We will have a great ‘Hands On’ Pumpkin carving class with Jo Carter. She is a very accomplished “Pumpkin Carver” and will lead a how-to hands on class!*

Here's one of Mark's crazy carvings... LOTS of FUN & take your pumpkin home from the class!

Here’s one of Mark’s crazy carvings… LOTS of FUN & take your pumpkin home from the class!

AND an AWESOME ‘Petting Zoo that the kids will LOVE! Including Pony rides for the kids.

Pet the bunny's, chickens, lama's and more at the petting zoo! PLUS there will be pony rides for the kids.

Pet the bunny’s, chickens, lama’s and more at the petting zoo! PLUS there will be pony rides for the kids.

There will be some HUGE sales during this event, so don’t miss out on the savings!

Y’all Come!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

WHAT: The 18th. Annual Fall Workshop and Festival
WHEN: SATURDAY, October 15th. – 9 am. to 2 pm.
WHERE: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305
We will have:
– A Pumpkin carving class & CONTEST!*
– Treats for the kids
– A sale on water gardening products!
– A HUGE Sale on Fish and Aquatic Plants!
– Water Gardening experts on hand to answer all of your questions.
– Petting Zoo and Pony rides for the kids! This is an AWESOME petting Zoo folks, so bring the kids out and Enjoy!
– Lunch from 11:30am.- 1pm.
* The pumpkin carving class is $5.00 per person (includes pumpkin and carving tools). Kids MUST be supervised by a parent to take part in this class. Please call to pre-register for this class as supplies will be limited. For more info call Jo or Sandra at the Nursery 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter.



The ‘Moonlight Pond Tour ‘video…
September 8, 2016, 7:45 am
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2016 Moonlight Pond Tour –



The Moonlight Pond Tour ‘Shines’ under the Full Harvest Moon, Saturday September 17th.
August 13, 2016, 2:51 pm
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– Jackson, Tn.

September 17th. – 12th annual Moonlight Pond Tour. Come join us Saturday, Sept. 17th. and enjoy the most Unique Garden tour in the state! This is our Annual Fall Pond Tour! The tour always falls on the Saturday Night closest to the Full Harvest Moon! Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience! Tickets are $10 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Humane Society! Carters Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the evening and night to sit a spell, have a drink & a snack. Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens, Water Features & Landscape Lighting.

Unique Fountains await at the Moonlight Pond Tour!

unique Fountains await at the Moonlight Pond Tour!

The 12th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour is the original and only Garden Tour of it’s type in the state of Tennessee! This Water Garden Tour was founded and is hosted each year by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio of Jackson, Tn. (Madison County), and benefits the Jackson Madison County Humane Society.

Landscape Lighting enhances pathways as well as Waterfalls and plantings.

Landscape Lighting enhances pathways as well as Waterfalls and plantings.

The Moonlight Pond Tour takes place each Fall and coincides with the Full Moon (the Harvest Moon). The Moonlight Pond Tour showcases Eco-System Ponds, Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains, Koi Ponds & more, all under a Gorgeous ‘Moonlit sky’ & enhanced by AWESOME Landscape Lighting.

The night garden is magical!

The night garden is magical!


“People LOVE this event” says Mark Carter, Landscape Designer at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. “This Tour is unique! Most people have never been on a Garden Tour at night, much less a Pond tour… But once they see the Landscape Lighting and the Waterfalls glowing and the fish gliding through the Underwater Lights, they are blown away. This is a great night out with the family and/or a Wonderful Date Night” says Carter.
Now in its 12th year, TheMoonlight Pond Tour features favorite Ponds from years past along with some awesome new Water Features to enjoy! This is a self guided tour and is easy to follow, so you can tour at your own pace! Most of the stops are close together and the signs and map booklets are wonderfully easy to follow.
Pick up your tickets at the nursery office. Tour the grounds of the nursery and enjoy the extensive Water Gardens and enjoy the Landscape Lighting!

Pick up your tickets at the nursery office. Tour the grounds of the nursery and enjoy the extensive Water Gardens and enjoy the Landscape Lighting!

The Jackson Madison County Humane Society receives 100% of the money from the tickets we sell for the tour! We Love and Support our Local Humane Society and we have supported their Mission in our Community for many, many years. We truly appreciate your support too. It’s a Win-Win – Enjoy a GREAT night out and help a worthy cause!

What: The 12th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 17th. from dusk till 11pm.
Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County & Humbolt, Tn. in Gibson Co.
Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!
Tickets: $10 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)
Moonlight Pond Tour Tickets are ON SALE NOW at Carter’s Nursery! Call Jo or Sandra for more info at 731-424-2206