2014 IWGS Symposium Dates and Location Announced

Published on January 7, 2014

Greenville, VA – The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) announces that Denver, Colorado will serve as the site of the organization’s 2014 Annual Symposium.

The 2014 IWGS Symposium will take place from August 14th – 16th with an additional optional day of tours to the Rocky Mountains on August 17th. Denver Botanic Gardens, Hudson Gardens, and the Colorado Water Garden Society will serve as local hosts for this event.

Attendees to the conference will have the opportunity to participate in the annual CWGS Water Blossom Festival at Denver Botanic Gardens which will include guided tours, demonstrations, public voting for the IWGS New Waterlily Competition entries, and a talk given by the symposium’s keynote speaker. A special exhibit of internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly’s artwork will be featured throughout the gardens and water features at DBG during this time.

A tour of nearby Hudson Gardens, which showcases multiple water features, will also be included in the symposium highlights. An optional trip to Mt. Goliath, an alpine garden trail maintained by Denver Botanic Gardens, will be offered on August 17th. This tour will continue from Mt. Goliath to the peak of Mt. Evans and will give attendees the opportunity to view unique high elevation plant and animal life.

Speakers will provide talks on multiple water gardening related topics at the event’s host hotel, the Holiday Inn at Cherry Creek, each morning of the conference. Meals will be provided with conference registration, including catered dinners at Denver Botanic Gardens and Hudson Gardens.

Additional details regarding featured speakers, hotel registration rates, and conference registration prices will be posted on the IWGS website in the coming weeks.

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