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Advanced Study For Flower Show Judges

Symposium is an in-depth course of design, horticulture and allied subjects pertaining to flower shows that is more advanced than presented in Flower Show Schools. These courses are primarily intended for Flower Show Judges to maintain their credentials, but all garden club members interested in learning more about flower shows, floral design and horticulture are encouraged to attend.

All NGC Accredited Flower Show Judges are required to attend NGC Symposiums in order to remain in Good Standing. Good Standing is necessary if a judge wishes to continue judging and evaluating flower shows. By attending and passing all Point Scoring Examinations, a judge advances from Accredited Judge to Accredited Life Judge and finally Accredited Master Judge.

2014 Symposium Schedule

October 14-15, 2014 | Knoxville, TN
Local Registrar: Cae Daly | (865) 458-6856
Instructors:
Design: Gina Jogan | construction and panel designs, allied topic: fiber works
Horticulture: Tina Tuttle | conifers and succulents, allied topic: evaluating the standard flower show

October 21-23, 2014 | Burlington, VT
Local Registrar: Jane Murphy | (802) 862-6067
Instructors:
Design: Julia Clevett | creativity: new trends & techniques, allied topic: those maddening mechanics
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | cacti: don't be spineless and fat and sassy succulents, allied topic: wheel of hortulana

October 23-25, 2014 | Elkins, W VA
Local Registrar: Brenda Moore | (304) 465-3647
Instructors:
Design: Lynn Fronk | creativity: armatures and alfresco designs, allied topic: topiaries
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | conifers and chrysanthemums

October 26-28, 2014 | Altamonte Springs, FL
Local Registrar: Maureen Tuber | (407) 909-1461
Instructors:
Design: Penny Decker | explosion of color
Horticulture: David Robson | orchids, ferns, allied topic: so you think you know the handbook?

November 6-7, 2014 | Cranberry, PA
Local Registrar: Barbara Lotito | (724) 327-0501
Instructors:
Design: Penny Decker | "color, make it exciting!, allied topic: "three sides to judging"
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | "ferns older than dirt" & succulents, allied topic: "wheel of hortulana"

2015 Symposium Schedule

February 12-13, 2015 | Hernando, MS
Local Registrar: Pat Young | (662) 429-3060
Instructors:
Design: Julia Clevett | "with a spin of the wheel - color," allied topic: "what type judge are you?"
Horticulture: Dot Yard | allied topic: the handbook - where are we going?

March 16-17, 2015 | St. Augustine, FL
Local Registrar: Lois Hannabary-Dena | (904) 461-5448
Instructors:
Design: Julia Clevett | creativity, new trends and techniques
Horticulture: Tina Tuttle | cacti and succulents; allied topic: arboreal

April 28-29, 2015 | Bowie, MD
Local Registrar: Susan Middleton | (410) 238-5758
Instructors:
Design: Barbara May | abstract creative, color & light
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | flowering arboreal branches & ferns, allied topic: "wheel of hortulana"

April 30 & May 1, 2015 | Columbia, SC
Local Registrar: Jerry Weise | (843) 884-8998
Instructors:
Design: Gina Jorgan | transparency and panel designs, allied topic: terms and techniques
Horticulture: Tina Tuttle | herbs / mint and cacti, allied topic: collections and displays

June 3-4, 2015 | Georgetown, KY
Local Registrar: Elaine Thornton | (502) 863-0810
Instructors:
Design: Penny Decker | explosion of color
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | what's in your pot? collections, it's a small world, allied topic: "wheel of hortulana"

For more information about a symposium near you, contact the chairman listed or:
Dot Yard, NGC Symposium Chairman