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


August | 
8/8
 - 
8/9
, 2018 | 
Birmingham, 
AL
Registrar: Sybil Ingram | Phone: (205) 733-9536
Instructors:
Design: Claudia Bates | new designs, cascade and grouped mass designs, allied topic: design techniques
Horticulture: Sue Kirkman | hanging gardens, huchera, tiarella and heucherella, allied topic: botanical arts - horticulture

August | 
8/20
 - 
8/21
, 2018 | 
Springfield, 
MO
Registrar: Josie Raborar | Phone: 417-818-4780
Instructors:
Design: Jo Krallman | new designs, allied topic: judging comments
Horticulture: Pam Braun | sensational succulents, innovative ideas - combination plantings, allied topics: botanical arts - horticulture

February | 
2/1
 - 
2/3
, 2019 | 
San Diego, 
CA
Registrar: Shane Looper | Phone: (650) 871-0172
Instructors:
Design: Mary Huntoon | low profile and grouped mass design, allied topic: etiquette and ethics
Horticulture: Marva Lee Peterschick | potted ferns and combination planting, allied topic: hanging gardens

June | 
6/10
 - 
6/11
, 2019 | 
Berea, 
KY
Registrar: Mary Turner | Phone: (849) 261-0799
Instructors:
Design: Gina Jogan | comparison study between a creative mass design and a group mass design, allied topic: staging a standard flower show
| what's hot in pots, succulents, japanese maples, allied topic: gardens, botanical arts landscape: Dot Yard

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

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 | succulents and NGC judging of orchids, allied topic: growing orchids

Resources

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