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


May | 
5/20
, 2019 | 
Renton, 
WA
Registrar: Betty Burkhart | Phone: (253) 852-2935
Instructors:
Design: Lynn Fronk | featured plant material, and mono-botanic designs; allied topic: floral design techniques
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | iris and blooming azaleas; allied topic: botanical arts horticulture

September | 
9/9
 - 
9/11
, 2019 | 
Little Rock, 
AR
Registrar: Rose Knight | Phone: (501) 519-3505
Instructors:
Design: Frances Thrash | new designs, allied topic: design techniques
Horticulture: Dot Yard | composite flowers, allied topic: evaluating a flower show

September | 
9/13
 - 
9/14
, 2019 | 
Minneapolis, 
MN
Registrar: Barbara Mikkelson | Phone: (952) 894-7580
Instructors:
Design: Claudia Chopp | cascade and abstract designs, allied topic: design tips and tricks
Horticulture: Judy Newman | dahlias and herbs, allied topic: botanical arts horticulture

September | 
9/15
 - 
9/17
, 2019 | 
Durham, 
NC
Registrar: Jinny Marino | Phone: (919) 969-0022
Instructors:
Design: Julia Clevett | exhibition tables and abstract creative design
Horticulture: Dale DeFeo | container grown orchids and sansevieria, allied topic: botanical arts horticulture

September | 
9/23
 - 
9/24
, 2019 | 
Kalamazoo, 
MI
Registrar: Lynn Dinvald | Phone: (269) 343-3827
Instructors:
Design: Claudia Chopp | grouped mass and cascade designs, allied topic: botanical arts in design
Horticulture: Judy Newman | dahlias and succulents, allied topic: writing constructive comments

September | 
9/24
 - 
9/25
, 2019 | 
Springfield, 
IL
Registrar: Laurel DeBoer | Phone: (847) 526-8320
Instructors:
Design: Mary Huntoon | back to basics traditional and creative designs, allied topics: topic ethics in judging
Horticulture: Pam Braun | begonias and aroids, allied topic: grooming horticulture

October | 
10/7
 - 
10/8
, 2019 | 
Canton, 
OH
Registrar: Mary Ann Ferguson-Rich | Phone: (330) 630-9625
Instructors:
Design: Francis Thrash |innovative tables, allied topic: botanical arts freedom of style
Horticulture: Dottie Howatt | arboreal trees and shrubs, any other class, allied topic: botanical arts horticulture

October | 
10/26
 - 
10/27
, 2019 | 
Arlington, 
VA
Registrar: Poss Tarpley | Phone: (703) 660-8661
Instructors:
Design: Julia Clevett | "so what's new in design," allied topic: botanical arts-design
Horticulture: Dorthy Yard |NGC judging orchids, allied topic:Evaluating NGC Flower Shows/Books of Evidence with Provided Forms

October | 
10/27
 - 
10/29
, 2019 | 
Winter Park, 
FL
Registrar: Christy Linke | Phone: (732) 322-8392
Instructors:
Design: Trece Chancellor | tables exhibition and functional; allied topic: don't sweat the small stuff
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | succulents collections and displays; allied topic: opportunity comes knocking

November | 
11/1
 - 
11/3
, 2019 | 
Albuquerque, 
NM
Registrar: Debra Sorrell | Phone: (505) 615-8564
Instructors:
Design: Penny Decker | tapestry & abstract
Horticulture: Dot Yard | house plants grown for foliage & botanical arts, allied topic: compiling a book of evidence for FS achievement award

November | 
11/4
 - 
11/5
, 2019 | 
Mufreesboro, 
TN
Registrar: Nancy Harris | Phone: (615) 890-7929
Instructors:
Design: Claudia Bates | assemblages and panel designs; allied topic: botanical arts designs
Horticulture: Dale DeFeo | orchids and chrysanthemums; allied topic: botanical arts horticulture

November | 
11/6
 - 
11/7
, 2019 | 
Henrico, 
VA
Registrar: Brenda McManaway | Phone: (540) 580-3838
Instructors:
Design: Claudia Bates | grouped mass & featured plant material designs, allied topics: botanic arts-artistic crafts
Horticulture: Pam Braun | aroids & begonias, allied topic: botanic arts horticulture

January | 
1/28
 - 
1/29
, 2020 | 
Greenwood, 
MS
Registrar: Cyndi Long | Phone: (901) 463-0433
Instructors:
Design: Claudia Bates | featured plant material and multi-rhythmic designs, allied topic: botanical arts design
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | conifers and succulents, allied topic: botanical arts horticulture

Resources

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