PONDS PLUS Water Garden Center was opened by Joe and Carol Bindbeutel on November 1, 1981 and is a family-owned and operated business.  We began as PETS PLUS, a full-service pet shop located in a small space on First Capitol Drive.  Joe had the idea to put goldfish in a barrel inside the shop and this began the addition of the water garden business.

After several years we moved a couple doors down to a property known for our large iconic blue signs and became a fixture along First Capitol Drive in St. Charles, MO for over 32 years.  The small front yard and Joe's vision began our transition to a full-service water garden store and a name change to PONDS PLUS Water Garden Center. 

In 2014, we moved to our current location at 1757 S. Old. Hwy. 94 in St. Charles, MO.  We now have a full acre of ground to expand into and every year brings new improvements to our facilities.  Over time the store has developed into the premier water garden store in the St. Charles/St. Louis area as well as surrounding communities.  Joe & Carol's Grandkids

Joe and Carol have 3 children, Joe, Jim, and Julie who were practically raised in the store.  Joe and Jim began working in the store when they were very young and will be taking over the business.  Jim began his own water garden maintenance business, Aquatic Care.  Joe and his wife, Becca, have 2 children, Griffin and Sedora.  Julie moved to Miami FL after graduation from college in 2007 and she and her husband, Juan, have 1 daughter, Sabrina.

Every member of our staff is very friendly and knowledgeable with plenty of experience to assist you with anything you may need for your water garden as well as solving any problems you may have. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality products and services. 

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope to be able to assist you in creating the water garden of your dreams.