Charles Thomas – In His Own Words

Charles Brosius Thomas passed away in the early hours of December 7, 2020 at York Hospital in Pennsylvania. Surrounded by his loved ones, his passing was peaceful. Born in Frederick, MD on September 19, 1935, Charles was 85 years old and led a full and rich life.

In 1984, he founded the International Waterlily Society (now the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society, IWGS), a pillar of the water garden community to this day. Charles was the driving force to bringing the IWGS into existence and was a tireless speaker—traveling all over the United States promoting water gardening.
Charles Thomas was truly a legend and a role model of what is possible with a combination of passion and hard work. More can be found about Charles in the attached article.

Charles Thomas