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 for the New Waterlily Competition and judged by a panel of international aquatic experts. In addition, People’s Choice Awards are determined through online voting by water gardening hobbyists from across the globe. This year’s waterlily competition entries were grown out at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, NC under the supervision of horticulturist, Tamara Kilbane.
To raise awareness of these new hybridized waterlilies, the IWGS has declared the first annual International Waterlily Week to be September 4th – 10th, when 2011 waterlily competition results will be announced to the public.
For more information on the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society and its programs, log on to www.iwgs.org or call 540-337-4507.