Carter's Water Garden

Butterfly Release

I just want to thank EVERYONE who came out to the workshop and butterfly release on Saturday! It was AWESOME! Over 150 people came out and I think we ALL learned alot about our beautiful friend, the Butterfly.
The Butterfly House is still going strong! Come on in and enjoy the beautiful plants and butterflies. There is so much to enjoy. Y’all come!

– Mark Carter

Parade of Ponds Photo Contest
June 12, 2009, 2:28 pm
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Well last years photo contest was FUN. I hope you will take part in it again this year. We had photos of pets, wildlife, nature, children playing, people relaxing and of course waterfalls, flowers and insects. It was delightful to see what interests people have. I know this year you will have tons of great photo opportunities to capture with the click of your shutter or the push of a button. Children, parents and grandparents can all enter the contest. There are so many beautiful settings to capture. Bring your family and friends along and get some great shots taken together.

What better way to preserve the beauty of nature than to capture it on film. With settings like these, it is nearly impossible not to create breath taking pictures.

I take photos regularly, then I can look back year to year and see how much the gardens have matured. We have literally watched trees grow thru captured photographs.

I hope you enjoy this summer on the tour. Remember, each ticket purchased is for Charity, but ticket holders hold more than just a ticket. They hold the chance to spend the day with the beauty of Nature. You will see nature before your very eyes. Bumble Bees, Butterflies, Lady Bugs, Frogs and Fish. They all are living, the “Life Abundant” day to day.



1ST PLACE /$100.00 Gift Certificate

2nd PLACE / $50.00 Gift Certificate

3rd PLACE / $25.00 Gift Certificate


1ST PLACE /$100.00 Gift Certificate,

2nd PLACE / $50.00 Gift Certificate,

3rd PLACE / $25.00 Gift Certificate


1ST PLACE /$100.00 Gift Certificate,

2nd PLACE / $50.00 Gift Certificate,

3rd PLACE / $25.00 Gift Certificate

Carter’s Nursery Gift Certificates will be awarded to contest winners


1. All photos must be taken without causing any damage or stress to the subject or the homeowners property.

2. All entries must be labeled with the applicants – name, address, phone number and the site # of the Parade of Ponds entry.

3. All entries must be identified with the correct category to be judged. The same Photo can not be submitted in more than ONE category. The contestant may however enter more than one photo per category if he or she would like to do so.

4. All entries must be received by July 31st, 2009.

Winners names along with their photos, will be posted on our website

5. All entries shall become the exclusive property of Carter’s Nursery, Pond and Patio, Inc., which reserves the right to publish or reprint any entry for Carter’s Nursery Pond & Patio purposes.


Please use the highest resolution possible for

Digital Photos (7 mega pixel or better)

35 MM slides and/or good quality 35 MM prints.

Email digital photos to

mail slides and 35 MM photos to:

Photo Contest

2846 Old Medina Road

Jackson, TN. 38305

Thanks and I hope to see you there!

  – Mark Carter

Come visit the ‘Koi Shack’!
June 2, 2009, 7:36 am
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Come Visit The Koi Shack

We have been offering Healthy, Select Quality Koi here at the Nursery for years. This commitment to Quality Koi has really driven our business and we have grown! I want you all to come in and see the new
“Koi Shack” that we have developed. We have added lots of new Koi Tanks and have started carrying a line of Elite and Premium Quality Koi. These Koi are Healthy and Beautiful! Come on in and look around, ask for Jo, Ann or George ‘The Koi Guy’ , they can answer questions and help you with your existing Pond Fish or help you pick out the “Perfect Koi” for your Pond at home.