Get fresh new ideas for your yard as the Green River Pond and Garden Tour is set for Aug. 9

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GREEN RIVER – Take a relaxing stroll or get new ideas for your yard as the Green River Pond and Garden Tour has been set for Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nestled in between amazing rock formations with the Green River running through the heart of the town, Green River is a beautiful town in the High Desert Country. Because Green River is located in the high desert plains it has a very short growing season making local gardening very challenging.

That’s where the  Green River pond tour becomes an avenue for residents and visitors to see what can be grown and created in our area. The Green River pond tour was started 19 years ago by several friends wanting to show residents what type of landscaping, plants and water features will be successful with our extreme conditions. Through the years the pond tour has grown into a community event showcasing 12 garden homes in both Green River and Rock Springs.

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All gardens on the pond tour gives the visitor a unique opportunity to view  koi ponds, water features, landscaping designs, vegetable gardening ideas and personal touches that set off every garden. Visitors have the opportunity to talk with garden home owners and take photos of those ideas that they want to add to their own gardens.

The pond tour is free to the public and tour guides available a week prior to tour at local businesses. Residents can visit garden homes in any order.

Pick your guide up at the following businesses; Castle Rock Realty in Green River, Riverside Nursery in Green River, both the Green River and Rock Springs Chambers and Taco Time locations in both Green River and Rock Springs.

Go to http://greenriverpondtour.com/ for more information about the tour.