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


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 | 
7/10
 - 
7/11
, 2017 | 
Columbus, 
OH
Registrar: Pat Rupiper | Phone: (614) 423-8646
Instructors:
Design: Mary Huntoon | allied topic: handbook changes affecting design
FSP & Horticulture: James Schmidt | allied topic: handbook changes affecting horticulture

July | 
7/12
 - 
7/14
, 2017 | 
Tulsa, 
OK
Registrar: MaryAnn Holman | Phone: (580) 875-3720
Instructors:
Horticulture: David Robson | collections / displays, what's new in the Handbook
Design: Shirley Tetrault | new and creative glorious summer, cascade and low profile

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

July | 
7/21
 - 
7/22
, 2017 | 
Missoula, 
MT
Registrar: Ellen Darling | Phone: (208) 290-1729
Instructors:
Horticulture: Billie Fitch | the new handbook, hostas and zinnias
FSP & Design: Gina Jogan | writing and evaluating new schedule, new designs for 2017

August | 
8/9
 - 
8/10
, 2017 | 
Birmingham, 
AL
Registrar: Mimi Potthoff | Phone: (256) 536-1453
Instructors:
Design: Jo Krallman | inspired by imagination, what you need to know 2017 HB changes
Horticulture: Dorthy Yard | begonias and color in late summer garden, what you need to know 2017 HB changes

August | 
8/25
 - 
8/26
, 2017 | 
Milwaukee, 
WI
Registrar: Kitty Larkin | Phone: (262) 649-3399
Instructors:
Horticulture: Jim Schmidt
Design: Lynn Fronk

September | 
9/26
 - 
9/27
, 2017 | 
South Barrington, 
IL
Registrar: Laurel DeBoer | Phone: (847) 526-8320
Instructors:
Design: Frances Thrash | grouped mass design; featured plant material design|Allied Topic 2: Floral Design Techniques
Horticulture: Sue Kiekman | hanging gardens, and container grown non-cacti succulents
Allied Topic Sue Kirkman | botanic horticulture arts
October | 
10/22
 - 
10/24
, 2017 | 
Manteo, 
NC
Registrar: Barbara Walters | Phone: (910) 346-3943
Instructors:
Design: Claudia Bates | cascade and low profile designs; allied topic: significant changes in the handbook
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | vines, collections and displays; allied topic: botanical arts horticulture dried plant material

October | 
10/22
 - 
10/24
, 2017 | 
Altamonte Springs, 
FL
Registrar: Maureen Tuber | Phone: (407) 909-1461
Instructors:
Botanical Arts in Horticulture: Pam Braun
Techniques, New Designs: Claudia Chopp

October | 
10/31
 - 
11/2
, 2017 | 
Warwick, 
RI
Registrar: Vicki Iannuccillo | Phone: (401) 253-4535
Instructors:
Horticulture: Dottie Howatt |Allied Topic: "Slim Trim and User Friendly"
Design: Claudia Bates
Cathy Felton |Allied Topic: New handbook Horticulture
November | 
11/1
 - 
11/2
, 2017 | 
Henrico, 
VA
Registrar: Brenda McManaway | Phone: (540) 580-3838
Instructors:
Design: Barbara May | clusters and images
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | succulents and collections / displays

November | 
11/6
 - 
11/7
, 2017 | 
Knoxville, 
TN
Registrar: Cathy Waitinas | Phone: (865) 435-4856
Instructors:
Design: Claudia Bates | low profile design, and armature design
Horticulture: Sue Kirkman | hanging gardens and succulents, allied topic: botanical arts-horticulture

November | 
11/28
 - 
11/30
, 2017 | 
Dallas, 
TX
Registrar: Rachel Clark | Phone: (817) 488-0035
Instructors:
FSP & Horticulture: Sue Kirkman | shrubs: cyclamen & punica granatum; exploring botanical arts in 2017
Design: Lynn Fronk | creativity 2017: cascade & grouped mass; botanical arts: exploring new horizons

February | 
2/28
 - 
3/1
, 2018 | 
Fernandina Beach, 
FL
Registrar: Lois Hannabury-Deno | Phone: (904) 461-5448
Instructors:
Design: Trece Chancellor | new designs, low profile & featured plant material; allied topic: what's new in Flower Shows and Botanical Arts Designs
Horticulture: Marie Harrison | bromeliads & crotons, allied topic: schedule writing basics

Resources

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