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


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

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
Horticulture: Pam Braun

August | 
8/27
 - 
8/28
, 2018 | 
Marshalltown, 
IA
Registrar: Sandra Quam | Phone: (515) 386-4679
Instructors:
Design: Jo Krallman | inspired by imagination, allied topic: how did they do that?
Horticulture: Judith Newman | distinctive displays, echinacea 'rainbow of color in the garden', allied topic: ABC of writing comments

October | 
10/9
 - 
10/10
, 2018 | 
East Windsor, 
NJ
Registrar: Jane Bersch | Phone: (609) 654-6580
Instructors:
Design: Mary Huntoon | contemporary designs, handbook changes
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | chrysanthemums, queen of the conifers, tall dark and handsome, allied topic: botanical arts horticulture, dried material, opportunity comes knocking

October | 
10/16
 - 
10/18
, 2018 | 
Westbrook, 
CT
Registrar: Kris Urbanik | Phone: (860) 659-1811
Instructors:
Design: Penny Decker | grouped mass and featured plant material designs
Horticulture: Dot Yard | begonias grown for foliage and broadleaf evergreens
Jamal Ansari | the 21st century flower market, certified american flowers: what this means
October | 
10/21
 - 
10/23
, 2018 | 
San Antonio, 
TX
Registrar: Ginger Hodges | Phone: (210) 334-1760
Instructors:
Design: Julia Clevett | "so what's new" cascade, low profile designs, allied topic: freedom of style - botanical arts design
Horticulture: Sue Kirkman | herbs and bromeliads

October | 
10/28
 - 
10/30
, 2018 | 
Cary, 
NC
Registrar: Melanie Wyatt | Phone: 919-618-5008
Instructors:
Design: Lynn Fronk
Horticulture: Pam Braun

October | 
10/29
 - 
10/30
, 2018 | 
Loranger, 
LA
Registrar: Sherri Labbe | Phone: (985) 851-3593
Instructors:
Design: Claudia Bates | cascade and low profile designs, allied topic: HB changes and botanical arts design
Horticulture: Sue Kirkman | begonias and crotons, allied topic: HB changes and botanical arts horticulture

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

November | 
11/6
 - 
11/7
, 2018 | 
Bowie, 
MD
Registrar: Susie Middleton | Phone: (410) 228-5756
Instructors:
Design: Lynn Fronk | cascade and table designs, allied topic: daring design techniques
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | tall dark and handsome - conifers, plain and fancy collections and displays, allied topic: botanical arts horticulture

November | 
11/14
 - 
11/15
, 2018 | 
Henrico, 
VA
Registrar: Brenda McManaway | Phone: (540) 580-3838
Instructors:
Design: Lynn Fronk | cascade and low profile designs, allied topic: design techniques
Horticulture: Dottie Howatt | horticulture specialty flower show and any other class, allied topic: judging ethics / etiquette & beat the clock - stumbling blocks to timely judging

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

Resources

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