Carter's Water Garden

Parade of Ponds Photo Contest
May 17, 2010, 10:52 am
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Well, last years photo contest was AWESOME! In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we are doing it again this year! Last year we had photos of pets, wildlife, flowers, insects, frogs, children playing, people relaxing and of course Waterfalls, Ponds and Streams. It was awesome to see what catches peoples eye. 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 this 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. I have literally watched trees and even fish grow thru captured photographs.

I hope you enjoy this Summer Pond 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…

There are 3 Contest Catagories




A $ 50.00 Carter’s Nursery Gift Certificates will be awarded to each contest winner


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 June 30th, 2010.

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

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.

Digital Photos (7 mega pixel or better)

 35 MM prints & 35 MM slides

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

How To Create a Wildlife Garden Habitat

Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio, Inc. Present their Annual,

Summer Seminar Series : First Session

“How to Create a Wildlife Garden Habitat”

This Saturday, May 8th, 2010. From 9am till 2pm
This class is FREE ! ! ! So come on out and join us.

In this class we will teach you ‘How To’ get started on your Wildlife Habitat in your own backyard. There are several things to consider if you want to have the right living quarters for our feathered friends and other wildlife in your area. You not only need to know what attracts them to your area but how to keep them in your yard. All sorts of visitors will come to any yard but few will stay if they do not discover what they seek to sustain their life.

WHAT: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio’s Summer Seminar Series;
“How to Create a Wildlife Garden Habitat”

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 8th, 2010 from 9am till ? This class is FREE

WHERE: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio, Inc, 2846 Old Medina Rd, Jackson, TN 38305

Call for more details :731-424-2206 or or


The 12th annual Parade of Ponds, offers a Unique opportunity to view some of the most beautiful Water Features and Landscapes  imaginable from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday and from 1pm. till 4pm. on Sunday, June 5th. and 6th.

This self-guided tour will showcase more than 40 Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls and Unique One of a Kind Fountains.

This is our yearly benefit for the Jackson Madison County Humane Society. 100% of ALL money raised goes to the Humane Society! Come on out and help raise some much needed funding and enjoy a UNIQUE experience!

Every year we host the Parade of Ponds for the JMCHS. We support them because of what they do for our community! They help get lost, injured and mistreated animals off the streets of Madison County. They try to help rescue any animals in need, AND they help educate the public! But to do this it takes money. So we help by donating the funds from our Summer Pond Tour as well as our Fall Moonlight Pond Tour to help fund their mission. And I can’t think of a better way to raise funds for a deserving charity than to have a Water Garden/Pond Tour.

Your $10 Donation gives you a chance to get out with your family and friends and see some beautiful gardens and enjoy the weekend. Then later Saturday evening you can come out to the nursery and enjoy some good food and Live Music at our ‘Moonlight Pond Party’! This party is FREE with your ticket!

WHAT: The 12th Annual Parade of Ponds! Our annual Pond/Water Garden Tour.

WHY: This is a Fund Raiser for the JMCHS.

WHEN: JUNE 5TH, SATURDAY (9am – 5pm.) & JUNE 6TH, SUNDAY (1pm – 4pm.) 2010.

WHERE: Around the North Jackson Area

HOW do I get tickets: TICKETS WILL BE $10 EACH, CHILDREN 10 & UNDER ARE FREE! Maps & Informational Booklets are included with your tickets. You can purchase your tickets at Carters Nursery, Pond and Patio. For more info call (731-424-2206) or E-mail : or find us on-line at

I hope you will all come out and enjoy the weekend with us and help raise some money for our local Humane Society!

~ Mark Carter