MEMBERSHIP

Membership Options

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When you become a member you’ll gain INSTANT ACCESS to valuable benefits and join like-minded professionals and enthusiasts from around the world.  Choose the plan that’s right for you.

IWGS MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

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 university 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.

As a member of the IWGS your benefits will include:

  • Access to the members only portion of the IWGS website
  • Current state-of-the-art information on aquatic plants and water gardens including native waterlily species, disease and insect control and details of species included on noxious weed lists
  • The IWGS Water Garden Journal online addition with knowledge and insights from the world's foremost authorities of aquatic plants and water gardens (print copies also available, check your member level for details).
  • Invitation to the Annual International Waterlily and Water Gardening Symposium held at diverse locations around the world:
    • Tour outstanding water gardens at Botanic Gardens, water garden retailers, and private gardens exhibiting premier aquatic plant specimens.
    • Meet with members in many countries with common interest in aquatic plants and water gardens.
    • 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.
  • Join the Victoria Conservancy, a resource of information on this unique species as well as produce and share seeds
  • Ability to Certify your Collection as diverse, well maintained and labelled and open to visitation from a public eager to gain appreciation of the genus.
  • Officially register your new Nymphaea and Nelumbo cultivars, recognized by the International Society for Horticultural Science and conforming to the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants.
  • Participate in the New Waterlily Competition to promote interest in hybridizing, display your new creations and win awards.

 

Select your level of membership and JOIN NOW!

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

25$

Annual USD

Includes all public member access and social media pages PLUS

  • Access to members only portions of the IWGS website including the IWGS Water Garden Journal, available online
  • Access to catalogued and searchable Water Garden Journal issues online
  • Print Water Garden Journal subscriptions mailed for an additional $35 annually
  • Listing on membership roster (if desired)
  • Alerts and networking regarding pending legislation regarding ponds, aquatic plants and fish
  • Ability to join the Victoria Conservancy with special interest in these unique species
  • Officially register your new Nymphaea and Nelumbo cultivars
  • 1 vote at the annual general meeting

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INDIVIDUAL LIFETIME MEMBER

This category was available to members when the IWGS was initially formed.

It is no longer available for new membership, but is still valid for the original members.

VICTORIA - COMMERCIAL TRADE MEMBERSHIP

500$

Annual USD

Includes all public member access and social media pages PLUS

  • Access to members only portions of the IWGS website including the IWGS Water Garden Journal, available online
  • Access to catalogued and searchable Water Garden Journal issues online
  • 2 print subscriptions to the Water Garden Journal mailed to your specified address FREE
  • Additional print subscriptions of the Water Garden Journal  mailed for $35 each annually
  • Listing on membership roster
  • Alerts and networking regarding pending legislation regarding ponds, aquatic plants and fish
  • Ability to join the Victoria Conservancy with special interest in these unique species
  • Officially register your new Nymphaea and Nelumbo cultivars
  • Access to our IWGS speakers list
  • Reprint articles for use in your publication with permission
  • Opportunity to become a designated Certified Collection
  • 2 votes at the annual general meeting
  • Basic text listing on the Commercial Members section of the IWGS website (name, address, phone, fax, email)
  • Ability to list available water garden reference books for sale
  • Link back to your company’s website
  • Your company logo on your commercial member’s listing (size restrictions apply)
  • A photo with your commerical member’s website listing (size restrictions apply)
  • Option to place an ad on one page of the IWGS website for free  (size subject to page layout and available space)
  • Complimentary 1/4 page ad in the online Water Garden Journal
  • Complimentary black & white 1/8 page ad in the IWGS Symposium Syllabus
  • Post your company’s logo in the Symposium Hospitality Suite
  • 15% off Symposium fee for 1 representative
  • Listing as a Symposium sponsor on all IWGS announcements
  • Table top space for company marketing materials at Symposium

Become an Victoria member now »

LOTUS - COMMERCIAL TRADE MEMBERSHIP

250$

Annual USD

Includes all public member access and social media pages PLUS

  • Access to members only portions of the IWGS website including the IWGS Water Garden Journal, available online
  • Access to catalogued and searchable Water Garden Journal issues online
  • 2 print subscriptions to the Water Garden Journal mailed to your specified address FREE
  • Additional print subscriptions of the Water Garden Journal  mailed for $35 each annually
  • Listing on membership roster
  • Alerts and networking regarding pending legislation regarding ponds, aquatic plants and fish
  • Ability to join the Victoria Conservancy with special interest in these unique species
  • Officially register your new Nymphaea and Nelumbo cultivars
  • Access to our IWGS speakers list
  • Reprint articles for use in your publication with permission
  • Opportunity to become a designated Certified Collection
  • 2 votes at the annual general meeting
  • Basic text listing on the Commercial Members section of the IWGS website (name, address, phone, fax, email)
  • Link back to your company’s website
  • Your company logo on your commercial member’s listing (size restrictions apply)
  • Ability to list available water garden reference books for sale
  • Option to place an ad on one page of the IWGS website for an additional $100 U.S./year (size subject to page layout and available space)
  • Complimentary 1/8 page ad in the online Water Garden Journal
  • Complimentary black & white 1/8 page ad in the IWGS Symposium Syllabus
  • Post your company’s logo in the Symposium Hospitality Suite

Become an Lotus member now »

WATERLILY - COMMERCIAL TRADE MEMBERSHIP

100$

Annual USD

Includes all public member access and social media pages PLUS

  • Access to members only portions of the IWGS website including the IWGS Water Garden Journal, available online
  • Access to catalogued and searchable Water Garden Journal issues online
  • 1 print subscription to the Water Garden Journal mailed to your specified address FREE
  • Additional print subscriptions of the Water Garden Journal  mailed for $35 each annually
  • Listing on membership roster
  • Alerts and networking regarding pending legislation regarding ponds, aquatic plants and fish
  • Ability to join the Victoria Conservancy with special interest in these unique species
  • Officially register your new Nymphaea and Nelumbo cultivars
  • Access to our IWGS speakers list
  • Reprint articles for use in your publication with permission
  • Opportunity to become a designated Certified Collection
  • 2 votes at the annual general meeting
  • Basic text listing on the Commercial Members section of the IWGS website (name, address, phone, fax, email)
  • Ability to list available water garden reference books for sale
  • Option to place an ad on one page of the IWGS website for an additional $150 U.S./year (size subject to page layout and available space)

Become an Waterlily member now »

 

BOTANICAL GARDENS MEMBERSHIP

75$

Annual USD

Includes all public member access and social media pages PLUS

  • Access to members only portions of the IWGS website including the IWGS Water Garden Journal, available online
  • Access to catalogued and searchable Water Garden Journal issues online
  • 1 print subscription to the Water Garden Journal mailed to your specified address FREE
  • Additional print subscriptions of the Water Garden Journal  mailed for $35 each annually
  • Listing on membership roster
  • Alerts and networking regarding pending legislation regarding ponds, aquatic plants and fish
  • Ability to join the Victoria Conservancy with special interest in these unique species
  • Officially register your new Nymphaea and Nelumbo cultivars
  • 1 vote at the annual general meeting
  • Access to our IWGS speakers list
  • Reprint articles for use in your publication with permission
  • Opportunity to become a designated Certified Collection
  • Opportunity to participate in a draw to acquire a plant from the New Water Lily competition

Become a Botanic Garden / Institutional member now »

 

AFFILIATED SOCIETIES MEMBERSHIP

60$

Annual USD

Includes all public member access and social media pages PLUS

  • Access to members only portions of the IWGS website including the IWGS Water Garden Journal, available online
  • Access to catalogued and searchable Water Garden Journal issues online
  • 1 print subscription to the Water Garden Journal mailed to your specified address FREE
  • Additional print subscriptions of the Water Garden Journal  mailed for $35 each annually
  • Listing on membership roster
  • Alerts and networking regarding pending legislation regarding ponds, aquatic plants and fish
  • Ability to join the Victoria Conservancy with special interest in these unique species
  • Officially register your new Nymphaea and Nelumbo cultivars
  • 1 vote at the annual general meeting
  • Access to our IWGS speakers list
  • Reprint articles for use in your publication with permission

Become an Affiliated Society member now »

WATER GARDEN JOURNAL PRINT SUBSCRIPTION

$35

Annual USD

Sign up for an annual print copy  subscription to the IWGS Water Garden Journal.