SYMPOSIUM SUMMARY: Nashville, Tennessee

Zephyranthes Candida (Zephyr Lily)

In July, water gardening enthusiasts began their
ancestral pilgrimage for a magical event. The IWGS
Symposium, carried out annually, is a gathering place
for the sharing of knowledge, stories, and making new friends in the realm of water gardening. This year’s symposium attracted individuals from all facets of water gardening, both advanced and beginner. Held in the beauty of the grand Opryland Hotel, the 2001
Symposium started with great anticipation of the three days to come. The hotel itself was a botanical wonder, holding gorgeous displays of tropical flora. The meandering pathways
through this tropical paradise provided a sense of relaxation, which set the scene for the 2001 Symposium.

For many people, the symposium was an eventual meeting place for individuals who had talked over the phone or internet but had never met in person. For others, the symposium was a reunion of old friends, who share a few days out of their busy lives each year for the purpose of educating others. The majestic quality found in each symposium, is a direct result of this diverse and highly knowledgeable group, which gathers to share their experiences and expertise.

Read more in the Water Garden Journal Vol. 17-02 and 17-03.