Save the date! August 24 - 28th, 2022


Every year, we look forward to connecting with the Water Gardening community, renewing friendships, sharing knowledge and learning from each other.

August 24-28, 2022 will bring us together again in Naples, Florida USA.

Together with our host partner, the Naples Botanical Garden, we are planning 3 full days of activities. Come celebrate 25 years of the New Waterlily Competition, and join us at the growing tanks and participate in the popular vote.

Naples, Florida USA is home to beautiful gulf coast beaches, shopping, dining, preservation areas and so much more.

We are looking forward to seeing you in person again.


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].

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