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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.

2015 Symposium Schedule

February 12-13, 2015 | Hernando, MS
Local Registrar: Pat Young | (662) 429-3060
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
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) 228-5756
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
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
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"

June 14-16, 2015 | Athens, GA
Local Registrar: Cookie Roland | (770) 972-0219
Design: Julia Clevett | allied topic: "fifty years of designing", celebrate style "is it this or is it that?"
Horticulture: David Robson | allied topic: "what does that latin word mean?", "by any other name - roses", "putting your best specimens forward" - displays

September 2-4, 2015 | Manchester, NH
Local Registrar: Eleanor Morrison | (603) 744-8271
Design: Penny Decker | explosion of color, allied topic: here comes the judge
Horticulture: Pam Braun | dahlias & bromeliads, allied topic: it's magic

October 25-27, 2015 | San Antonio, TX
Local Registrar: Lisa Thurmond | (210) 824-0949
Design: Barbara Baker | mono-botanic design & creative abstract / new trends & techniques
Horticulture: David Robson | ferns & branching out - arboreals; allied topic: "so you think you know the handbook"

October 27-29, 2015 | Gettysburg, PA
Local Registrar: Joyce Milberg | (814) 755-7766
Design: Claudia Bates | "creating rhythm", creating multi-rhythmic designs"
Horticulture: Dottie Howatt | "simply naked", "bare/berried branches", "the dreaded any other class"
Allied Topic: Arabella Dane | Photography


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