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Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio Events 2020 | Jackson, Tennessee

Happy New Year! I’m not one to waste time, so here is a basic layout of 2020 events with Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. I am excited about the 2020 season & I know you are too! 😊 We will kick the season off with our 22nd. Annual Spring Festival on the 1st day of Spring! Saturday March 21st! 💥 – Fun, Food & Flowers! Boom! And it just gets better from there ❤️ 2020 is going to be an Awesome year & I’m looking forward to seeing everyone around the Nursery and around the PONDS! Here’s to a Spectacular 2020!

Daylight Savings Time : Starts Sunday, March 8th, 2020.

March 21st. (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – Carter’s Nursery Spring Festival & Customer Appreciation Day! Something for the whole family! Workshops & classes, a Petting Zoo for the kids + GREAT FOOD for all! Come out and help us kick off SPRING! (Saturday 9amtill 2pm.) This is a FREE event.

Learning about your Ponds & Kids having fun 😊 That’s what Spring Fest is all about! Looking forward to seeing everyone this year on the 1st day of Spring! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

March 27th & 28th (Friday & Saturday) – Memphis Area Master Gardeners 16th Annual “Spring Fling” at the Red Barn at the Agricenter in Memphis. Come by to see our beautiful display and talk to the areas best “Water Feature Experts”.

April 4th (Saturday) – We will be setting up at the Tipton County Master Gardeners Annual Lawn & Garden Expo. in Brighton, Tn. at the Brighton High School. Come by and see our display and talk with our Water Gardening experts.

April 10th – Good Friday

April 12th  – EASTER Sunday

May 10th (Sunday) – Mother’s Day! DON’T miss this one!

Evening By The Pond (1st one is Thursday, May 21st at 6:30pm).
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 always have an educational program on Water Gardens, Aquatic Plants, Fish OR some cool subject for all that come. We hold these little get together’s during the warm season so that you can enjoy the Water Gardens in the evening and experience the Outdoor Lighting. If you would like to come & enjoy the evening with us please let us know and you will be put on the e-mail invitation list. Call Jo at 731-424-2206.

Come out and enjoy the evening exploring beautiful gardens & relaxing by the Waterfalls with the Carters & the Koi 😊

–The first “Evening by the Pond” of the 2020 season will be hosted by Mark Carter & family at the Nursery Home on Thursday May 21st. at 6:30pm.
Address – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305. 

May 22nd through May 25th – The nursery will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe, Happy Memorial Day weekend!

June 21st – Father’s Day! Let’s remember Dad!

Pond Tours in 2020
We are sponsoring two (2) Pond Tours this year; a Summer Pond Tour (June 27th.) & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (October 3rd.).

I am excited about our Pond Tours this year! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

June 27th – Our 22nd 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 LOTS of Fun! Tickets are $20 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.

Our Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau is a don’t miss event.

~ This is 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! This party is also FREE with your ticket! Everyone is asked to wear your best “Luau Attire” & prizes will be given for “Best Dressed”! This is gonna be FUN!

July 4th (Saturday) – Independence Day! We will be closed in observance of the 4th!

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 18th (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – ‘Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!’ will kick off our Summer Seminar season.

August & September- Date & Class TBA

October 3rd. The 16th 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!! This year the Harvest Moon IS this night! Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). 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.

My favorite event of the year! Don’t miss this year’s Moonlight Tour! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

October 17th (Saturday) 9am – 11am – Fall Festival/Customer Appreciation Day. Come take part in our Workshops & Pumpkin Carving Classes! FREE LUNCH for ALL that come! Petting Zoo for the kids! BIG SALES for the Fall Season for all that come!

We roll out the Fall “Welcome Wagon” every year at Carters Nursery for our annual Fall Fest! Y’all come!

Daylight Savings Time is over – Sunday, November 1st. 2019

Thanks, all of us at Carter’s Nursery hope to see you here! Call me with any questions at #731-424-2206. Here’s to a GREAT 2020!


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

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Join Us For Spring Fest & Customer Appreciation Day at Carters Nursery – March 23rd. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee


Bring the family and come help us usher in Spring!

Jackson, Tn. – Come join us at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio for our 21st. 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’ 😊

Bring your whole family out to Carters Nursery and enjoy the animals with us at our 21st. Annual Spring Fest! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio| This Event is Free.

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 Feature of your own. We will have a Maintenance Workshop to teach attendees how to clean and maintain a Water Garden

We have maintenance classes & a great Q&A for attendees! Everyone loves to learn more about their Water Features. Even the kids have fun.

Get here early to take part in the class. We are going to perform a full Pond Cleanout -We will show you how to properly catch and tank the fish, how to cut back and divide the aquatic plants, break down the filters, etc… During the class we will have an in depth Q & A – After this class you will know all about Proper Pond Care! Classes will start around 9am. and will go all the way through till 2pm.

We will discuss Aquatic Plants and  how you can introduce more Aquatic Plants into your Waterscape AND your Landscape.


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 on out and enjoy the day with us at our 21st. Annual Spring Fest.

“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 event because I get to grill & cook – & I am gonna cook up some good food for everyone that comes!”


What: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patios 21st. Annual Spring Festival & Aquatic Workshop

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

When: Saturday, March 23rd. 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 Specials for the Spring Season and “How To” Classes taught by the best in the Biz.!

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

~ Mark Carter

Fall Fest at Carters Nursery | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio Presents –The 20th. Annual Fall Festival & Water Garden Workshop! Saturday, October 13th. is the day – 9am. till 2pm. “We have been holding this event for 20 years now & we’re still having FUN doing it! 😊 This is our way of saying THANK YOU to all of our customers and friends in the community”, says Mark Carter of Carters Nursery.

We love Fall around here 🙂 Come out and enjoy the day with us at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee. Go Vols!

Workshops, Pumpkin Carving class & a Pumpkin Carving Contest*, Pony rides, a fun Petting Zoo, Sales nursery wide – There is something for EVERYONE & LOTS of FUN for the whole family! We will be firing up the grills and cooking lunch for everyone again this year too! 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 on out and have a great time with us on this 20th. Year Anniversary of Fall Fest.! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Our Water Garden Maintenance Class will touch all the bases on the things you need to know about your Water Garden to help you get through the coming 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!

Jo will lead her annual ‘Hands On’ Pumpkin carving class (many people tell me this is their favorite part). Jo is a very accomplished “Pumpkin Carving artist” and will lead a hands on ‘How-to’ class!* AND we will have a “Best of Show” Pumpkin Contest! This will be fun and we will give awards for the Top 3 Pumpkins! (Call to sign up for this event please).

Here’s one of Mark’s crazy carvings… Have LOTS of FUN & take your pumpkin home from Jo’s pumpkin carving class! PLUS – this year there is a Best Jack-O-Lantern Contest!

Pet the bunny’s, chickens, geese, horses, lama’s and more at the petting zoo! PLUS there will be pony rides for the kids | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Pet the bunny’s, chickens, lama’s and more at the petting zoo! PLUS there will be pony rides for the kids | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

AND – there will be some Great sales & specials during this event, so don’t miss out on the chance for savings!

Y’all Come!


WHAT: The 20th. Annual Fall Workshop and Festival
WHEN: SATURDAY, October 13th. – 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 Sale on Fish and Aquatic Plants!
– Water Gardening experts on hand to answer all of your questions.
– A 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

Seminar: 11th Annual ‘Pond Maintenance Workshop’
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Carters’ Nursery, Pond & Patio, Inc. and the West TN. Pond and Koi Club are proud to present their 11th Annual Fall Pond Maintenance Workshop. This educational seminar will be FREE to the public and will cover related topics.

Mark Carter, a leading expert on ecological Water Gardens, speaks to pond keepers and gardeners all over the Mid-South. “Water gardening is one of the fastest growing hobby’s in the country,” states Carter. “Finding accurate, reliable information is not always easy. That’s why we started hosting these Workshops 11 years ago. The # 1 purpose is to educate people and help them succeed and enjoy this wonderful, one of a kind hobby to the fullest. Many people have water gardens or Koi ponds but don’t know how to properly care for them. We will walk them through all the steps that it takes to have a low maintenance Water Feature that they can really enjoy.”

During this workshop you will learn how to:

• Clean and winterize your water feature; We will cover ALL types of Water Features from Fountains to Aquatic Container Gardens to Pond and Pondless Water Garden systems.

• Care for Aquatic Plants

• Care for your Fish ( Winter Fish Safety and Health )

We will also cover:

• Fall and Winter Tips

• New Design Ideas and more

WHEN – Saturday, October 17th from 9am till 2pm.

WHERE – Carter’s Nursery,Pond and Patio
2846 Old Medina Road in Jackson, TN
(Just 3/10 of a mile -north of I-40, at Exit 83 / Campbell Street).

Just call the Nursery at 731-424-2206 OR E-MAIL us at . Tell us how many will be with your group and your done! Bring a folding lawn chair if you would like, it’s going to be a GREAT morning! Read more on-line at