I never considered building a pond, that is, not until I saw Betsy Aylin’s. Aylin and I conducted an Eremos workshop on Spirituality through Gardening at her home southwest of Austin. It sits on an acre of land, and her pond is large, about 8,000 gallons. “This is the eighth pond that I have built,” she said, “and it’s my joy. It was part of the Austin Pond Society tour in 2011.”
This year’s tour is June 8-9.
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Austin Pond Society 19th Annual Pond Tour
When: North ponds, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8, night ponds 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 8, South and Central Austin, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9.
Tickets: $15 before Saturday online at www.austinpondsociety.org, or at Emerald Garden, Great Outdoors, Hill Country Water Gardens, McIntire’s Garden Center, Natural Gardener, and Shoal Creek Nursery. $20 day of tour. Free children 12 and younger.