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...


Volunteers still needed.

Anns pond

Volunteers still needed for Anna's Pond at Old Prairie Town - Ward Mead.

This week (5/2 - 5/6) we have made great progeress expanding and tranforming Anna's pond in preparation for the new Asian Garden.  We have opened the ponds edge by removing large overgrown plants and added a new 20x30 pond and new observation areas to provide a more enjoyable viewing and photographic experience of the coming Asian garden and beautiful Koi.  We are coordinating this effort with the Shawnee County Parks and Rec team and the weather (haha) and will need hard working individuals to get down and dirty.

We still have a lot to do and will resume the week of May 16th.  The stream between the bridge and lower pool was cleaned and adjusted this week and stone relaid, so that muck is gone.  The skimmer has been cleaned.  But we have to clean the biofalls and the upper and lower pools. For the less adventurous volunteers, we will also need to provide snacks and beverages for all.

If interested in being a part of this experience, contact Bob Saathoff at 785-640-1482 or Chris Newell at 785--633-4854.  All volunteer hours are accounted for and used to help fund the Topeka chapter of Keep America Beautiful. Come join us.

Our 25th Pond Tour

Mark Your Calendar for the 2016 Pond Tour!

Saturday, June 25th & Sunday, June 26th

TAWGS is getting ready for the 25th Topeka Pond Tour. If you want to be a pond host, or if you can suggest someone, contact Don at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . If your organization or business wants to sponsor or participate in ticket sales, contact TAWGSinfo@gmail.com

Be sure to watch for advance ticket sales at these outlets!

Jackson's Greenhouse
Old Prairie Town / Ward Meade
Porterfield's Flowers & Gifts
Skinner's Garden Store
Topeka Landscape
Ward-Meade General Store
Waterscape Concepts
Wild Bird House
Waters Edge
Just around the corner...

Spring Clean
It's almost here. Spring, that is. It will soon be time to roll up those sleeves, don the boots, roll out the hoses and open the garden shed.  Join us at this month's meeting to discuss everyone's favorite method of opening their pond and water feature.

At the March meeting be prepared to share your favorite tool (s) or maybe even swap and trade.  TAWGS members are here to share and help each other bring out "The Best" in each other and their passion.  With hundreds of years of ponding and thousands of hours of building and maintaining, we have a wealth of information to share.

Transform your muck and hard work into this...