The National Garden Clubs, Inc. offers four schools for the
enrichment and educational growth of its members. Upon completion
of a school, members become flower show judges or consultants. In
order to maintain accreditation, judges/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.
For more information about Multiple Refreshers,
please contact Elizabeth
Coffey, NGC Multiple Refreshers