IWGS Hall of Fame
Each year the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society inducts into the IWGS Hall of Fame individuals who have made significant contributions to the furtherance of water gardening and aquatic plants on an international basis.
Individuals nominated may be alive or deceased; the primary criterion is that their contributions should be notable. Hall of Fame inductees may be hybridizers, plant collectors, writers, public aquatic garden superintendents, growers, or others who have significantly contributed to the furtherance of the Society's purposes.
These purposes are defined in Section IIIB of the Articles of Incorporation as "promoting, encouraging, and fostering the discovery, growth, research, development, and improvement of the family Nymphaeaceae and companion aquatic plants and the dissemination of information pertaining thereto to the membership and to the general public."