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The Moonlight Pond Tour benefits the Jackson, Tn. Humane Society & SHINES by the light of the Full moon!
Saturday, October 7th – 13th. annual Moonlight Pond Tour with Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.
Come join us Saturday, October 7th. and enjoy a unique garden tour! This is our annual Fall Pond Tour! The tour always falls on the Saturday night closest to the full moon! Don’t miss this unique garden tour experience! Tickets are $20 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.

See breathtaking night lighting effects on this tour.

The 13th. 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.

Strolling through a beautiful, landscaped garden at night by the light of the full moon is an AWESOME experience.

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

“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 you see the Landscape Lighting and the Waterfalls glowing and the brightly colored 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 13th 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.

See all types of water features on this tour. All features on the tour were designed and built by Carters Nursery Pond & Patio.

“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 now. We truly appreciate your support! It’s a Win-Win – Enjoy a GREAT night out while helping a worthy cause!”

What: The 13th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, October 7th. from dusk (7:30) 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: $20 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

Win the Carters Nursery Pond & Patio ‘Bucket List 101’ giveaway!

This giveaway happens next Tuesday July 18th. 2017! Read below and follow the links to enter to win. Please LIKE my Carters Nursery Pond & Patio facebook too while your at it 🙂


– WIN the “BUCKET LIST 101” Serenity Waterfall $3000 Value, from CARTER’S NURSERY POND & PATIO, custom built for YOUR BACKYARD!

“Like” the 101.5 FM Facebook Page to stay in the loop!
To WIN: Like, Comment, and Share this post. Please Tag a friend!
“BUCKET LIST 101″, with Host Susan Davie Cogdell, NOMINATED FOR BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW and BEST LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY in the 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards, broadcasting LIVE EVERY TUESDAY 5:30-6 pm on News/Talk 101.5 FM.
CELEBRATING almost two years of making Bucket List Dreams Come True!


Choose Serenity Waterfall valued at $3000 or upgrade and apply $3000 towards larger water feature. (Drawing Live on Tuesday show 5:30-6 pm July 18th.)

Special Thanks to:
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305

Get your feet WET with ‘Water Gardening’!

Our first Summer Seminar of the season will focus on Water Gardening – Ponds, Water gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains, Fish & Aquatic Plants!

Learn about Water Gardening at the “Get your feet wet with Water Gardening” workshop at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio, Jackson, Tn. Saturday, July 15th. 2017.

Learn about Water Gardening at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio’s class ” Getting your feet wet with “Water Gardening”.

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 Stacked Slate Urn Fountain on-site at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio as a demonstration for attendees of this class. You will get to watch as this new feature is plugged in for the first time It’s going to be FUN! AND there is a SPECIAL surprise!

We will install a ‘Disappearing Fountain’ at this workshop on the grounds of Carters Nursery Pond & Patio.

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

We will fire up the AOG Grill & in Carters Nursery’s Outdoor Kitchen & cook lunch for all that come!

WHAT: Summer Seminar – ”Getting your Feet Wet with Water Gardening″
WHEN: Saturday, July 15th. 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

Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau *A benefit for the JMC Humane Society
June 5, 2017, 10:24 am
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This years Summer Pond Tour will showcase many unique, custom water gardens, koi ponds, pondless waterfalls, disappearing fountains and of course LOTS of gorgeous landscaping! AND, this is the night we host our annual “Moonlight Pond Party” 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 help them, so tell all your friends!

See beautiful water features, tour beautiful gardens & help our local Humane Society!

Back by popular demand – Again, this years moonlight after party will be called the… “Moonlight Luau”! We have been having so much fun with the “Luau” theme! So, we are gonna do it again! We will decorate it up nicely – complete with a Sandy Beach, lights, Tiki torches, Hawaiian leis, Willie Evans & Friends will be playing some awesome LIVE music AND we are going to cook “Kalua Pork” with all the fixings! WHAT is Kalua Pork, you ask??? Kalua Pork is cooked SLOW, wrapped in Banana leafs, rubbed with spices & infused with tropical fruit juices – that’s “Hawaiian Luau style”!

  • We want everyone to wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt, skirt, hat, WHATEVER – and come on out for a Cool Evening. I’m giving an award (& PRIZES) this year for ‘Best Luau outfit’ – so have some fun.

We will have the beach and food ready for the ‘Moonlight Luau’ to open at 8pm.! The Luau is FREE to pond tour attendees.

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 water gardens, along with favorites featured in our prior Pond Tours” says Mark Carter, General Manager and Designer at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. “We hope lots of folks will come out and be Amazed by the wonderful effect these Ponds, Waterfalls, Streams and Fish make. It’s always a Fun day and a Beautiful night at our Moonlight Luau. The Moonlight Luau is an appreciation dinner for all those who put their houses on the tour and for the folks who purchase tickets to attend the tour. It’s my way of saying Thanks!” says Carter.

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

What: 19th. Annual Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau.
When: Saturday, June 24th. 9am. till 5pm. – 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 or 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 goes to the Jackson Humane Society!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206

Butterfly Garden Workshop & Butterfly Release 6/3/2017
May 6, 2017, 11:54 am
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Butterfly Workshop and Release 6/3/2017
A great guest speaker, information on creating your own butterfly garden & a LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE are on the agenda! Bring the kids AND bring a CAMERA! Don’t miss this one! Call for more info and to get your name on the list for a Butterfly to Personally Release! #731-424-2206 – ask for Jo or Donna.

Don’t miss Carters Nursery Pond & Patio’s Butterfly House and Butterfly Release June 3rd. 2017.

We have Mrs. Betty Stephens coming out to teach you all about ‘HOW TO’ attract these beautiful butterflies to your garden with proper Plant selection. Mrs. Betty is a Master Gardener, a Butterfly Enthusiast & a wonderful resource to teach on the subject of Butterflies! She will start us off with a great Garden Workshop about Host Plants, nectar plants and how they work with the Butterflies in your Garden.

Kids LOVE this event! Call ASAP to sign up for a Butterfly of your OWN to release at the class on June 3rd.

The class will be followed by a Q & A with Mrs. Betty & Mark Carter (landscape designer at Carters Nursery).

Then we will be working with Mrs. Betty & Mrs. Jo doing a LIVE butterfly release in the Butterfly House.
Set your calendars & don’t miss this AWESOME Educational Workshop! As a matter of fact – Bring the whole family! Your KIDS will love this!

The Pawpaw Tree is a native tree and is the host plant for our state butterfly! It also grows a delicious fruit, the fruit is where it gets its nickname – American Papaya. Learn more at the Butterfly Workshop and get one of your own!

WHEN – Saturday, June 3th. Starting at 9am. The Presentation will run approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours.

WHERE – Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson TN. 38305 For more info call – 731-424-2206.

WHAT – We will learn about our beautiful friend, the Butterfly! We will learn about the life-cycle of the Butterfly, their host plants, their impact on our environment and how to attract them to YOUR GARDEN! Butterflies AND Butterfly Plants will be available at the workshop. AND there will be a LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE during the Program!

HOW DO I REGISTER – It’s Easy! AND It’s Free! Just call the Nursery at 731-424-2206. Tell them how many will be with your group and your done! There will be a limited # of butterflies available for kids to release – IF you want to be on this list, CALL ASAP! These slots will fill quickly. Bring a folding lawn chair if you like. I hope to see you all there! It’s going to be AWESOME!

PS: Bring a CAMERA! Unbelievable photo opps!

An ‘Evening by the Pond’ with Carters Nursery Pond & Patio
April 29, 2017, 7:42 am
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Come join the Carters for a ‘Evening by the Pond”

We have a FUN event coming up Thursday evening May 18th. that I hope you can make it out too! We call these events – ‘Evenings By The Pond’ and they are a great venue for Garden 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 have some good food to enjoy for all that come out to the ‘Evening by the Pond’.

Thursday, May 18th @ 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.

Our ‘Evenings by the Pond’ are always great fun. The night lighting is FANTASTIK!

Shane & the guys will be there to enjoy the evening with us all &to have an educational discussion on the lighter side about water features, 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!

Give Jo or I a call at the Nursery at 1-731-424-2206 to let me know your coming (RSVP) and I will make sure there is plenty of food and refreshments for ALL! Come join us for a ‘Evening by the Pond” Thursday evening, May 18th. at 6:30pm. at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305.,-88.806277&query=2846%20Old%20Medina%20Rd,%20Jackson,%20TN%2038305-9436&page=0

~ Mark Carter

Carters Nursery Pond & Patio Spring Fest. 2017

Bring the family and come help us usher in Spring!

Jackson, Tn. – Come join us at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio for our annual Spring Fest. & Customer Appreciation Day! We will have lots of fun, food and informative things to take part in!
Bring the kids and let them pet the animals at the ‘Petting Zoo’ & they can even ride the Pony 🙂

Kids LOVE the petting zoo!

For the Adults – We will have several opportunities for you to learn all about Water Gardening and Aquatic Plants. You can get all the information you will need to Design, Build and Maintain a Beautiful Water Garden, Pondless Waterfall or Koi Pond of your own. So if you have a Water Feature and want to learn more about it, the Aquatic Plants available, Pond Fish like Koi, Comets & Shubunkins, etc. you will Love it! AND, if you don’t have a Water Garden, but have been wanting to find out more about them, this is definately for YOU!

Everyone loves to learn more about ponds and waterfalls – Even the kids

Get here early to take part in the class. We are going to perform a full cleanout and build a waterfall.

Classes will start around 9am. and will go all the way through till 2pm.We will perform a ‘Hands on’ cleanout of a pond on site & we will rework & rebuild a waterfall! You can actually see all the work being done, learn and ask questions right there on the spot! We will also have a discussion on Water Garden Design and “How To” Implement one in YOUR Landscape!
We will cover the basics of Aquatic Plants and discuss how you can introduce more Aquatic Plants in your Waterscape AND your Landscape.

People gather around to learn the secrets of ‘How To’ build a Waterfall. AND how to take care of your Pond.

I will be cooking lunch for all that come, my treat! I’m fixing Hot Dogs and Smoked Sausage with ALL the fixings! We will also be firing up the Saffire Grill to cook some special things. We will have chips and cookies and more! This is my favorite part of the show because I get to grill & cook – & I am gonna cook up some good food for you!

Grilled hotdogs, smoked sausage and MUCH more.

Mark it on your calendar and come out and see us!

What: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patios Annual Spring Festival & Aquatic Workshop

Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. in Jackson, Tn.

When: Saturday, April 1st. from 9am till 2pm.

WHY should I come? It’s going to be a FUN filled day for the whole family! AND it’s FREE! Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids! BIG SALES for the Spring Season and “How To” Classes by the best in the Biz.!

For more information give us a call : # 731-424-2206 or Y’all Come!

~ Mark Carter