Multiple Refreshers


Continuing education for Flower Show Judges and Consultants.

The National Garden Clubs, Inc. offers four schools for the enrichment and educational growth of its members. Upon completion of a school, members must maintain their accreditation. In order to maintain accreditation, consultants are required to attend optional events that enhance knowledge acquired, explore current trends, and promote interest in the school subject.

Consultants of Environmental Studies, Gardening Study, and Landscape Design Schools are encouraged to refresh in optional events sponsored within the organization. A multiple refresher may be for two (Bi-Refresher) or three (Tri-Refresher) of these schools where subject matter usually overlaps to a large degree. Flower Show School symposia usually concentrate on flower shows, horticulture and design.

Although the courses are intended primarily for garden club members, they are open to the general public, requiring only the payment of a nominal fee.

Multiple Refresher Courses

September | 
, 2016 | 
Portland & Bar Harbor, 
Course: Tri-Refresher (ESS, GSS & LDS)
State Chairman: Mary Ericson | Phone: (207) 457-2188
March | 
, 2017 | 
New Orleans, 
Course: Tri-Refresher (ESS, GSS, LDS)
State Chairman: JoAnn Christopher | Phone: (504) 737-2320


Special note: Tri Refresher Presented by GCFM - Deadline Changed

"The Way Life Should Be"

Boothbay Harbor | Bar Harbor | Camden | September 25-27, 2016

Important registration notes:

  • August 19 deadline for all others
  • August 12 deadline for reserving at the Holiday Inn by the Bay for the night of September 27
  • A $40 late fee will be charged to registrations postmarked after August 19
  • No refunds after August 31
  • Registration is limited to 55 people
  • Participants should be prepared for varied terrain on all tours

For information about a course near you, contact the event chairmen listed, or:
Lana Finegold, Chairman: NGC Multiple Refreshers