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


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
May | 
5/24
 - 
5/25
, 2017 | 
Mount Vernon, 
WA
Registrar: Daphne Ruxton | Phone: (360) 856-1923
Instructors:
Horticulture: David Robson | allied topic: new handbook
Design: Gina Jogan | designs from new handbook, allied topic: 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

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

October | 
10/31
 - 
11/2
, 2017 | 
Warwick, 
RI
Registrar: Vicki Iannuccillo | Phone: (401) 253-4535
Instructors:
Horticulture: Cathy Felton | new handbook
Design: Claudia Bates | adapting to the new handbook
Dottie Howatt

Resources

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