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Symposium Courses


National Garden Club School courses are open to everyone. Garden Club members may take courses for credit to become an Environmental, Gardening or Landscape Design Consultant or a Flower Show Judge. Consultants and Judges may also refresh their accreditation with course attendance. Master Gardener Volunteers often take courses to gain needed continuing education credits. All are welcome to attend for the joy of learning.

Flower Show Symposiums

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. Visit the Symposiums page for more information. See the Flower Show School page for more information on becoming a Flower Show Judge.

None Scheduled
date Aug 03 - Aug 05, 2021 Birmingham, AL
Register: Sybil Ingram 205-733-9536
Design : Julia Clevett

“Is it This or is it That" Differences between Traditional and Creative Designs

Allied Topic: Schedule Writing for the Design Division/s

Horticulture : Dale DeFeo

Aroids & Sedum

Allied Topic: Schedule Writing for the Horticulture Division/s

date Aug 10 - Aug 11, 2021 Okemos, MI
Register: Sue Wittick 517-242-8259
Design : Lynn Fronk

Rhythmic and Creative Designs

Allied Topic: Judging Artistic Crafts in Design

Horticulture : Sue Kirkman

Fall Composites and Hydrangeas

Allied Topic: Fairy Gardens

date Aug 23 - Aug 24, 2021 Oak Ridge, TN
Register: Rebecca Shular 865-323-7412
Design : Lynn Fronk

Use of color in design

Allied topic: judging ethics

Horticulture : Dot Yard

Blooming perennials, ferns

Allied topic: collections and displays

date Aug 23 - Aug 24, 2021 Fort Dodge, IA
Register: Sue Baker 712-540-4762
Design : Julia Clevett

"Is it This or Is it That" Comparison between Traditional and Creative designs

Horticulture : Dottie Howatt

Pumpkins, Gourds, Squash & Specialty Flower Show Container Plants

Allied Topics: Beat the Clock & Ethics and Etiquette for Judges

date Aug 23 - Aug 25, 2021 Loranger, LA
Register: Sherri Labbe 985-851-3593
Design : Shirley Tetreault

Spatial Thrust & Grouped Mass Designs

Allied Topics: "Make It or Break It" Mechanics

Horticulture : Darlene Newell

Ferns & Container Grown Amaryllis Bulbs

Allied Topic: Whats New Philadelphia

None Scheduled
date Oct 05 - Oct 06, 2021 Denver, CO
Register: Louise Niekerk 303-278-3523
Design : Jo Krallman

Topics: Abstract Creative & Featured Plant Material Designs.

Allied Topics: Design Techniques & Abstraction

Horticulture : Karen Booker

Topics: Chrysanthemums & Geraniums

date Nov 02 - Nov 03, 2021 Cantonment (Pensacola), FL
Register: Judy Keliher 850-484-9172
Horticulture : Sue Kirkman

Cut Arboreals/ Collections/ Displays

Design : Shirley Tetreault

Armature and Illuminary

Allied Topics : Tina Tuttle

"Who am I and where do I belong"

Landscape Design History

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding Flower Show Symposiums.


Julia Clevett, NGC Symposiums Chairman