NEWS & EVENTS

2014 IWGS New Waterlily Competition Winners

Congratulations to all winners of the 2014 New Waterlily Competition!  Entries were grown at Denver Botanic Gardens in Denver, Colorado under the direction of senior horticulturist, Tamara Kilbane. A panel of 16 esteemed judges from various backgrounds and countries judged the contest between October 3rd and 13th. This year's judges included James Allison of Aquapic Solutions, Rich Sacher…

2012 NWC – Thank You

2012 New Waterlily Competition The 2012 IWGS New Waterlily Competition was a success due to all of the talented hybridizers, generous sponsors, and knowledgeable judges listed below, as well as Denver Botanic Gardens, which hosted the competition.  The IWGS would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s event. Hybridizers/Entries ~Hardy~ ‘Wedding Dress’ Mike…

Wisconsin Invasive Species Revision Process

The Species Assessment Groups (SAGs) have met and their recommendations will be presented to the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council (Council) who will review and vote on the list of species to send to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). A link to the draft list of the species being considered is posted below. The recommendations of the…

IWGS Presents 2011 Aquatic Plants of the Year

The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) is pleased to present three exceptional choices for Aquatic Plants of the Year for 2011. By featuring some of the best plants obtainable, the IWGS hopes to increase each pond owner’s satisfaction and enjoyment in the beauty of their pond environment. One plant from each of three…

IWGS Announces New International Waterlily Week

The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) is proud to declare September 4th-10th as the first, annual International Waterlily Week. The Society chose this date to coincide with the culmination of the Society’s New Waterlily Competition, offered annually since its inception in 1997. Each year, waterlily hybrids from around the world are grown out…

IWGS Announces 27th Annual Symposium

The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) announces its 27th Annual Symposium to be held in Qingdao, China, beginning with a welcome banquet Friday evening by the Qingdao municipal government. The symposium will be conducted July 22-25 with an optional post tour of Beijing available July 26-29, 2011. Saturday, July 22nd includes travel to…

IWGS Unveils New Logo

The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) took a step toward the future this month when it unveiled its new logo. The new logo symbolizes the Society’s international membership and its dedication to the furtherance of water gardening and its associated plants. The previous logo was created when the non-profit organization was known simply…