The IWGS 2021 Symposium will be held virtually AUGUST 21& 22, 2021

Due to the ongoing restrictions of COVID and limited international travel,

the 2021 IWGS Symposium will be held virtually.

Educational sessions and international presentations will be featured.

General Information

This page will be continually updated with the 2021 Symposium information until August 21, 2021

The 2-day Symposium agenda will feature live presentations and panels, Q & A sessions, and short video presentations on gardens from around the world. You will be able to access and view these presentations at your leisure.

Only those persons registered for the Symposium will be able to view the Symposium content. Once the Symposium is over, the presentations will be available on the IWGS website under the IWGS Members Only page. If you are a member, or plan to become a member, you will be able to access this information at any time.

Registration for the 2021 IWGS Virtual Symposium is free, and will begin July 15, 2021 - first come, first served.

One of our Featured  "Gardens around the World"
McKEE Botanical Garden
Nikki Stoltze cares for the aquatic plants at Mckee Botanical Garden in Vero Beach, Florida.
Known for its waterlily collection since the 1940’s, Mckee’s 800,000 gallon system includes a range of habitats, with varying depths of water and degrees of sun exposure.  This provides interesting work and gives great opportunities to learn about the cultural preferences of individual species of waterlilies.
Our video intends to address how we select plants for these different habitats, and what we have learned about different Nymphaea based on hybridizer or parentage.
McKee Botanical Garden clip

The IWGS Annual Symposium is filled with educational seminars, networking opportunities, great food, and plenty of fun. Speakers from all over the world provide the latest information on waterlilies and all things water gardening. Past Symposia have been held in Canada, China, France, Germany, Thailand, the UK, and the US. This page will continue to be updated with more previous Symposium history.

If you have photos of any previous Symposium and are willing to share them on the IWGS website, please contact [email protected].

View Past Symposia: