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


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: Planting To Attract Insects: The Little Things That Run the World

June | 
6/12
 - 
6/14
, 2018 | 
Rochester, 
NY
Registrar: Donna Lowry | Phone: (585) 637-6025
Instructors:
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June | 
6/25
 - 
6/26
, 2018 | 
Ann Arbor, 
MI
Registrar: Lynn Dinvald | Phone: (269) 343-3827
Instructors:
Design: Gina Jogan | new handbook designs, cascade, low profile; allied topics: judging comments, new HB changes
Horticulture: Dottie Howatt | herbs, collections/displays

July | 
7/25
 - 
7/26
, 2018 | 
Columbia, 
SC
Registrar: Susan Thomas | Phone: (864) 958-2332
Instructors:
Design: Trece Chancellor | low profile and featured plant material designs; allied topic: botanical arts
Horticulture: Marie Harrison | bromeliads and sanseveria; allied topic: insects: the little things that rule the world

November | 
11/4
 - 
11/6
, 2018 | 
Palm Beach Gardens, 
FL
Registrar: Susan Hillson | Phone: (561) 333-0740
Instructors:
Design: Claudia Bates | featured plant material & cascade design; allied topic: botanical arts/ exploration
Horticulture: Dorothy Yard | ferns & orchids; allied topic: botanical arts/ dried & preserved

Resources

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