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


October | 
10/5
 - 
10/6
, 2016 | 
Sumter, 
SC
Registrar: Jerry Weise | Phone: (843) 884-8998
Instructors:
Horticulture: Dorthy Yard | what's hot in pots, allied topic: putting your best foot forward
Design: Jo Krallman | creativity; the designer's challenge, allied topic: toolbox 101

October | 
10/18
 - 
10/20
, 2016 | 
Milford, 
MA
Registrar: Linda Jean Smith | Phone: (978) 256-3101
Instructors:
Design: Mary Huntoon | in's and out's of sapce
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | ferns and chrysanthemums, allied topic: it's good to be queen
Allied Topic: Kaye Vosburgh | design influences - east meets west
October | 
10/26
 - 
10/27
, 2016 | 
Saratoga Springs, 
NY
Registrar: Laura McLaughlin | Phone: (631) 666-0029
Instructors:
Design: Penny Decker | through the artists eye
Horticulture: Dorthy Yard | collections and displays; allied topic: what's hot in pots

October | 
10/26
 - 
10/28
, 2016 | 
Tyler, 
Texas
Registrar: Pat Mezeyak | Phone: (903) 521-8660
Instructors:
Design: Barbara Baker | creative design / interpreting art, creative panel design
Horticulture: Pamela Braun | monsters among us / aroids, beautiful begonias, allied topic: grooming mechanics

November | 
11/5
 - 
11/7
, 2016 | 
Tampa, 
FL
Registrar: Christy Linke | Phone: (813) 752-8392
Instructors:
Horticulture: Dot Yard | gesnaraids and collections, displays; allied topic: ethics, etiquette, procedure
Design: Gina Jogan | mobiles and transparencies

November | 
11/9
 - 
11/10
, 2016 | 
Richmond, 
VA
Registrar: Brenda McManaway | Phone: (540) 580-3838
Instructors:
Horticulture: Gay Austin | sansevieria, ferns, allied topic: imagination unleashed - miniature gardens
Design: Lynn Fronk | kinetic designs, allied topic: creating the armature design

February | 
2/27
 - 
2/28
, 2017 | 
Memphis, 
TN
Registrar: Amye Kelly | Phone: (662) 429-6005
Instructors:
Design: Gina Jogan | floor designs and constructions, allied topic: new handbook changes
Horticulture: Gay Austin | displays and succulents

March | 
3/7
 - 
3/9
, 2017 | 
Diamondhead, 
MS
Registrar: Brierly Acker | Phone: (228) 255-2697
Instructors:
Horticulture: David Robson | spring's beauty
Design: Barbara May | futuristic designs, allied topic: exploring the new handbook Robson & May
Plant Material: Dr. Jim DelPrince
March | 
3/8
 - 
3/9
, 2017 | 
Pensacola, 
FL
Registrar: Judy Keliher | Phone: (850) 484-9172
Instructors:
Horticulture: Gay Austin | combination plantings & aroids
Design: Faye Brassie | design interpretation
Allied Topics: Gina Jogan, Tina Tuttle | what''s new in HB for Design and Horticulture
June | 
6/14
 - 
6/15
, 2017 | 
Olive Hill, 
KY
Registrar: Elaine Thornton | Phone: (540) 460-3767 (c); (502) 863-0810 (h)
Instructors:
Design: Trece Chancellor | what's new in design (Handbook 2017), tables galore and more
Horticulture: Jim Schmidt | what's new in Handbook, hydrangeas and caladiums

June | 
6/26
 - 
6/27
, 2017 | 
Ontario, 
CA
Registrar: Shane Looper | Phone: (650) 871-0172
Instructors:
Horticulture: Dorthy Yard | June is busting out all over, roses and lilies
Design: Claudia Chopp | something new for the 2017 FSS Handbook (New Design Type A / New Design Type B)

Resources

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