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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.

date Oct 02 - Oct 03, 2020 Appleton, WI
Register: Kitty Larkin 262-649-3399
Design : Claudia Bates

Featured Plant Material & Panel Designs

Allied Topic: Botanical Arts Design

Horticulture : Judy Newman

Succulents & Flowering Geraniums

Allied Topic: Botanical Arts Horticulture

date Mar 01 - Mar 03, 2021 Loranger, LA
Register: Sherri Labbe 985-851-3593
Design : Shirley Tetreault

Spatial Thrust & Grouped Mass Designs

Allied Topic: "Make It or Break It" Mechanics

Horticulture : Darlene Newell

Ferns & Container Grown Amaryllis Bulbs

Allied Topic: Whats New Philadelphia

date Jun 15 - Jun 17, 2021 Topeka, KS
Register: Floanna Crowley 316-722-8868
Design : Lynn Fronk

Traditional Line and Creative Line Designs

Allied Topic: The Challenge Class

Horticulture : Karen Booker

Hosta & Hermerocallis

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 16 - Aug 18, 2021 Manchester, NH
Register: Kathy Perkins 802-775-3280
Design : Mary Huntoon

Angular and abstract designs

Allied topic: updated handbook

Horticulture : Darlene Newell

Collections and displays

Allied topic: botanical arts horticulture

date Aug 23 - Aug 24, 2021 Oak Ridge, TN
Register: Cathy Waitinas 865-435-4856
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 Marshalltown, IA
Register: Sue Baker 712-548-4568
Design : Julia Clevett

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

Horticulture : Dottie Howatt

Pumpkins & Squash Family, Container Grown Plants

Allied Topics: Combination Plants & Botanical Arts Horticulture

date Sep 14 - Sep 15, 2021 Boise, ID
Register: Sandra Ford 208-853-6575
Design : Claudia Bates

Design Types Featured Plant Material & Low Profile Allied Topic:

Design Techniques

Horticulture : Darlene Newell

Dahlias & Trumpet Shaped Flowers

Allied Topic: Botanical Arts Horticulture

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding Flower Show Symposiums.


Julia Clevett, NGC Symposiums Chairman