IWGS

Individual & Family Registration

Individual & Family - Free
All individual and family memberships are free!

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Water Garden Clubs and Public Institutions

Water Garden Clubs - $75
Print copies of each issue of Water Garden Journal are $30 each and all club members are provided free membership.

Schools and Institutions (botanic gardens) - $75
Includes one free print copy of Journal

 
 

Commerical Membership

See Commercial Memberships below for levels and fees »

Membership Benefits

  • Current state of the art information on aquatic plants and water gardens.
  • Access to the quarterly online edition of Water Garden Journal that provides knowledge and insights from the world's foremost authorities of aquatic plants and water gardens (print copies available for a fee).
  • Membership in our Yahoo Group “Let’s Talk Water Gardening”, which includes a rich source of members around the world discussing topics about water gardening and aquatic plants.
  • Latest research on water gardening and aquatic plants, including native waterlily species, disease and insect control and the practicality of specimens included on the noxious weed lists.
  • Annual International Waterlily and Water Gardening Symposium held at diverse locations around the world:
    • This unforgettable experience allows you to meet with members in many countries with common interest in aquatic plants and water gardens.
    • You will also meet with notable horticulturalist involved in hybridizing and research of aquatic plants.
    • Enjoy renowned experts for lectures and slide shows concerning the growth, propagation, maintenance of aquatic plants and the design, construction and maintenance of water gardens.
    • Tour outstanding water gardens at Botanic Gardens, water garden retailers, and private gardens exhibiting premier aquatic plant specimens.
  • Purchase rare and limited editions and new books, seeds, plants and merchandise about waterlilies, lotus, and other unusual aquatic plants at the IWGS auctions and trade shows.

The IWGS international fellowship of water gardeners includes new water gardeners keen to learn, experienced water gardeners eager to share, commercial growers, hybridizers, botanical garden and college professionals, hobbyists with wide ranging experience, aquatic plant specialists, fish specialists, manufactures of water garden products, installers and retailers, and others who appreciate the delights of water in the landscape.

The IWGS is the International Registrar for the genera Nymphaea and Nelumbo (waterlilies and lotus). In several parts of the world, the IWGS has Certified Collections of waterlilies that are true to name, well maintained, diverse, and open to visitation for members to cross reference their own varieties and for general public to gain appreciation of the genus Nymphaea.

Commercial Memberships

IWGS Commercial Memberships are divided into 3 levels, each with its own fee and description of benefits.

See our current list of commercial members »

 

$100 – Waterlily

  • On our IWGS Constant Contact Email list
  • Membership in our Yahoo Group “Let’s Talk Water Gardening”
  • Alerts and networking regarding pending legislation regarding ponds, aquatic plants and fish
  • Basic text only listing on Commercial Members section of the IWGS website (name, address, phone, fax, email)
  • 2 Votes at IWGS Annual Meeting
  • Quarterly Publication, Water Garden Journal, available online

 

$250 – Lotus

  • On our IWGS Constant Contact Email list
  • Membership in our Yahoo Group “Let’s Talk Water Gardening”
  • Alerts and networking regarding pending legislation regarding ponds, aquatic plants and fish
  • Basic text only listing on Commercial Members section of the IWGS website (name, address, phone, fax, email)
  • 2 Votes at IWGS Annual Meeting
  • Quarterly Publication, Water Garden Journal, available online
  • Link back to your company’s website
  • Your company logo on your commercial member’s listing  (size restrictions apply)   
  • Option to place an ad on one page of the IWGS website for an additional $100 U.S./yr  (size subject to page layout and available space)
  • Complimentary black & white 1/8 page ad in the symposium syllabus
  • Post your company’s logo in the symposium hospitality space
  • One each of four quarterly printed copies of the Water Garden Journal
  • Complimentary 1/8 page Ad in the on line Water Garden Journal

 

$500 – Victoria

  • On our IWGS Constant Contact Email list
  • Membership in our Yahoo Group “Let’s Talk Water Gardening”
  • Alerts and networking regarding pending legislation regarding ponds, aquatic plants and fish
  • Basic text only listing on Commercial Members section of the IWGS website (name, address, phone, fax, email)
  • 2 Votes at IWGS Annual Meeting
  • Quarterly Publication, Water Garden Journal, available online
  • Link back to your company’s website
  • Your company logo on your commercial member’s listing  (size restrictions apply)           
  • Option to place an ad on one page of the IWGS website at a discounted price of $75 U.S./yr  (size subject to page layout and available space)
  • Complimentary black & white 1/8 page ad in the symposium syllabus
  • Post your company’s logo in the symposium hospitality space
  • 15% off symposium fee (pricing TBA) for one representative
  • A photo with your commercial member’s website listing  (size restrictions apply
  • Listing as a Symposium sponsor on all IWGS announcements
  • Table top space for company’s marketing materials at annual Symposium
  • Two each of four quarterly printed copies of the Water Garden Journal
  • Complimentary 1/4 page Ad in the on line Water Garden Journal