Symposiums

Overview

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.

Symposium Course Schedule


February | 
2/27
 - 
2/28
, 2017 | 
Memphis, 
TN
Registrar: Amye Kelly | Phone: (662) 429-6005
Instructors:
Design: Gina Jogan | floor designs and constructions, allied topic: new handbook changes
Horticulture: Gay Austin | displays and succulents

March | 
3/7
 - 
3/9
, 2017 | 
Diamondhead, 
MS
Registrar: Brierly Acker | Phone: (228) 255-2697
Instructors:
Horticulture: David Robson | spring's beauty
Design: Barbara May | futuristic designs, allied topic: exploring the new handbook Robson & May
Plant Material: Dr. Jim DelPrince
March | 
3/8
 - 
3/9
, 2017 | 
Pensacola, 
FL
Registrar: Judy Keliher | Phone: (850) 484-9172
Instructors:
Horticulture: Gay Austin | combination plantings & aroids
Design: Faye Brassie | design interpretation
Allied Topics: Gina Jogan, Tina Tuttle | what''s new in HB for Design and Horticulture
April | 
4/4
 - 
4/5
, 2017 | 
Greensburg, 
PA
Registrar: Barb Lotito | Phone: (724) 327-0501
Instructors:
: Darlene Newell | spring peepers, plain and fancy (collections and displays)
: Jackie Davies | the frame game, a peek at what's new
Dot Yard | allied topic: the new Handbook
June | 
6/14
 - 
6/15
, 2017 | 
Olive Hill, 
KY
Registrar: Elaine Thornton | Phone: (540) 460-3767 (c); (502) 863-0810 (h)
Instructors:
Design: Trece Chancellor | what's new in design (Handbook 2017), tables galore and more
Horticulture: Jim Schmidt | what's new in Handbook, hydrangeas and caladiums

June | 
6/26
 - 
6/27
, 2017 | 
Ontario, 
CA
Registrar: Shane Looper | Phone: (650) 871-0172
Instructors:
Horticulture: Dorthy Yard | June is busting out all over, roses and lilies
Design: Claudia Chopp | something new for the 2017 FSS Handbook (New Design Type A / New Design Type B)

July | 
7/16
 - 
7/18
, 2017 | 
Athens, 
GA
Registrar: Sally Holcombe | Phone: (770)436-9883
Instructors:
: David Robson | what's new? the 2017 Handbook, allied topic: awesome aroids, what's for dinner? fruits, vegetables, nuts
: Penny Decker | all about the new Designs

Resources

For information about a course near you, contact the event chairmen listed, or:
Dot Yard, Chairman: NGC Symposiums