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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



Summer Seminar – Get your feet wet with Water Features!

”Getting your Feet Wet with Water Features″

Our first Summer Seminar of the season will focus on Water Features! Ponds, Water gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and more!

Learn more about Water Features at the  "Get your feet wet with Water Features" workshop at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio, Jackson, Tn.  Saturday, July 16 2016

Learn more about Water Features at the “Get your feet wet with Water Features” workshop at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio, Jackson, Tn. Saturday, July 16 2016


We will cover all the bases from Design to Installation of many different Water Features that you will LOVE. We will also discuss Aquatic Plants & Pond Fish like Koi, Comets and Shubunkins and much more.
We will install a Spilling Bowl Fountain during the class. Learn how-to OR just get some great ideas.

We will install a Spilling Bowl Fountain during the class. Learn how-to OR just get some great ideas.


We will install a Custom Spillway Bowl Fountain on-site at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio as a demonstration for attendees. You will get to watch as this new feature is plugged in for the first time 😊 It’s going to be FUN!
Were going to fire up the Saffire Grill and cook up something good!

Were going to fire up the Saffire Grill and cook up something good!


The class will run from 9am. till we get finished (prob. around 11am). AND – Mark will fire up the Saffire Grill and fix lunch for all that attend. Please call ahead and register for this class.

WHAT: Summer Seminar – ”Getting your Feet Wet with Water Features″
WHEN: Saturday, July 16th. from 9am. till 11am (approximately)
WHERE: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

The class is FREE. Please call ahead and register for this class. For more info Call – Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206



Carters Nursery presents the ‘Parade of Ponds’ to benefit the JMC Humane Society 6/25/2016
June 1, 2016, 4:13 pm
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Carters Nursery presents the ‘Parade of Ponds’ to benefit the JMC Humane Society 6/25/2016

I am EXCITED! This years Summer Parade of Ponds, Pond Tour will showcase many Unique, Custom Water Gardens, Koi Ponds, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and LOTS of Gorgeous Landscaping! This is our LARGEST Pond Tour of the season AND we host our Annual “Moonlight Pond Party” in the evening after the Tour is over. This Self Guided Tour is located in Jackson, Tn. (Madison County) and is easy to follow. The Summer Pond Tour is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Madison County Humane Society. 100% of ticket sales go to them, so tell your friends, family & everyone!

Lush gardens & picturesque waterfalls await on the Pond Tour.

Lush gardens & picturesque waterfalls await on the Pond Tour.

The Moonlight After Party has officially become the… “Moonlight Luau”! We have had so much fun with the “Luau” theme! So, we are gonna keep it up – We will decorate it up nicely – complete with – Tiki torches, Hawaiian Leis, a Cool Band playing laid back music and we are going to cook “Kaula Pork”! WHAT is that you ask??? That means the Pork will be cooked wrapped in Banana leafs and spiced “Hawaiian Luau style”! Last year every bite was eaten! So many said it was the best pork they had ever eaten Thanks!
– ALSO – We want everyone to wear your favorite Hawaiian “Get Up” – Shirt, skirt, hat, WHATEVER – and come on out for a Cool Evening. I’m giving an award (& PRIZE!) this year for ‘Best Luau outfit’ – so have some fun with it

The Moonlight Luau is fun for the whole family. Come party on our private beach at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio.

The Moonlight Luau is fun for the whole family. Come party on our private beach at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio.

This Self Guided Tour is located in Jackson, Tn. (Madison County) and is easy to follow. The Summer Pond Tour is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Madison County Humane Society. 100% of ticket sales go to help them, so tell all your friends!

Summer Pond Tour Tickets are $10 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). Tickets can be purchased at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio, ph# 731-424-2206. Each group receives a Map Booklet with detailed descriptions and directions. “A number of this year’s Summer Pond Tour stops are new to the Pond Tour, along with favorites featured in our prior Pond Tours” says Mark Carter, Owner/Designer at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. “We are looking forward to lots of folks coming out on the tour. People will be Amazed by the wonderful effect these Ponds, Waterfalls, Streams and Fish make. It’s just a Fun day followed by a Beautiful night at our Moonlight Luau. The Moonlight Luau is my way of saying Thanks to all the homeowners & Pond Tour participants” says Carter.

Scout was a rescued puppy & now lives the Pond Lifestyle! Say hi to her on the Pond Tour :)

Scout was a rescued puppy & now lives the Pond Lifestyle! Say hi to her on the Pond Tour🙂

What: 18th. Annual Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau.

When: Saturday, June 25th. 9am.-4pm. – Gates will re-open for the Moonlight Luau – 8pm. till 10pm.

Where can I get Tickets? Call or come by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio at 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305 for more info call Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206

How much are tickets? Tickets are $10 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). 100% of ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Humane Society!

Thanks & I’ll see you here🙂

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com



An ‘Evening by the Pond’ with the Carter’s

Come join the Carters for a ‘Evening by the Pond”

We have a FUN event coming up next Thursday evening that I hope you can make it out too! We call these events – ‘Evenings By The Pond’ and they are a great venue for Outdoor lovers and pond lovers to socialize together, talk about their plants and fish and enjoy each others little piece of PARADISE.

We will fire up the grills in the outdoor kitchen and cook some great food for all that come!

We will fire up the grills in the outdoor kitchen and cook some great food for all that come!

Thursday, May 19th @ 6:30 pm Mark, Jo, Jacob & the Carter family are sharing their piece of paradise with YOU. Mark will be grilling for everyone & Jo will be making some sweet treats too 😊

The Ponds, Gardens & Nursery will be open for your private enjoyment & You are invited to come out & partake in some good food & fun.

They ain't no party like a 'Pond Party' :)

They ain’t no party like a ‘Pond Party’🙂

Shane & the guys will be there to have an educational discussion on the lighter side about water features too, so If you have a water feature and want to talk a little shop, or would like to see what one is all about, this is a great chance to find out. Bring a friend or two and come on out!

relax by the pond and enjoy the beauty of the aquatic plants and koi.

relax by the pond and enjoy the beauty of the aquatic plants and koi.

Give me or Jo a call at the Nursery 1-731-424-2206 to let me know your coming (RSVP) and I will make sure there is plenty of food for ALL! Come join us for a ‘Evening by the Pond”.

~ Mark Carter