Welcome to TAWGS

Topeka Area Water Garden Society (TAWGS) is an active and friendly club for people who are interested in the study and enjoyment of water gardens.

Monthly meetings provide a variety of activities including lectures and pond tours as well as an opportunity to meet other pond enthusiasts. Read more...


Pond Cleaning Postponed

Our pond cleaning day has been postponed until Saturday May 6th at 9am.

Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder: We had our regular meeting early this month to do final planning for the Garden Show so our next meeting will be March 15th at 7pm at Ward-Meade with Deb from Water's Edge as our speaker.


Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Garden Show- we had a great time! We had five people offer to be hosts for the pond tour (and got a few more leads), three let us know they were preparing to put in ponds and countless people stopped to discuss water features. We had been preparing and pulling stuff together for a couple months, and are so thankful to Water's Edge for providing the bubbler, and to Skinner's for providing plants for the booth. It all got assembled in a couple days, and had the entire thing packed up and out of the Expocentre in 90 minutes.  It was an excellent start to our year! Thanks to everyone who helped out and came by.

Let's get wet in 2017

Spring is just around the corner which means TAWGS is back to thier usual schedule.  Starting this month, we will welcome back all memebrs and a few new members at our February meeting being held from 7pm to 9pm at Ward Meade Botanical Garden at 124 NW Filmore.

This months speaker will be Deb from Waters Edge in Lawrence.  She's always a delight and if you've never been to her store, it's a "gotta see this" experience.  Take a weekend and head on over.  Plants, equipment, niknaks and educational cleasses.  More information can be had at www.watersedge.com   

And lets not forget our resident snack experts and yearly sponsor of meeting treats Dave and Mary Horner.  They always provide us with a seasonal delights.

The meeting will be headed by our new President Craig Dannenberg.  He will orchastrate our meeting and discuss plans for our booth at this years Kansas Garden Show being held February 10-12th at the Kansas Expo Center.  There is still time to get involved to help build or volunteer as a docent during the show.    We will also be discussing future events and outlining a course of action to help grow the club and bring a festive atmosphere to all our meeting.  Committees will be formed.  Help us grow.

If you have a water feature or water garden and would like to be a part of the Topeka Area Water Garden Society, come on over and meet some of the gang.  Many of our members have been around water features for over 25 years which means we literally have 100's of years of experienced Ponders that can provide plenty of information for the novice or veteran.  Share your story, your dreams, your passions with like minded people.

Hope to see you there.

Happy Ponding.