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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 25 - Oct 26, 2021 Bay Shore, NY
Register: Laura McLaughlin 631-666-0029
Horticulture & FSP : Darlene Newell

Horticulture: Conifers & Combination Plantings

Allied Topics: Botanical Arts Horticulture & Miniature Planting (Allied Topic Zoom to be presented on 10/19)

Design : Mary Huntoon

Armature & Tubular Designs

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

None Scheduled
None Scheduled
date Jun 14 - Jun 15, 2022 Independence, OH
Register: Marilee Zarbock 440-478-7002
Design : Lynn Fronk

Topics: Spatial Thrust & Parallel Designs

Horticulture : Sue Kirkman

Topics: Container grown Herbs & Roses

Allied Topics: Planning a Horticulture Specialty Flower Show

date Jun 14 - Jun 15, 2022 Poughkeepsie, NY
Register: Ellen Webster 315-336-3444
Design : Claudia Bates

Topic: Multi-Rhythmic & Featured Plant Material Designs

Allied Topic: Design Techniques      

Horticulture : David Robson

Topics: Hostas & Cut Ferns

Allied Topics: Mechanics & Tools

date Jun 15 - Jun 16, 2022 Columbia, SC
Register: Donna Donnelly 803-864-7594
Design : Mary Huntoon

Topic: Mono-Botanical & Tubular Designs

Allied Topics: Allowed/ not Allowed HB updates

Horticulture : Darlene Newell

Topic: Roses & Collections and Displays

Allied Topics: Botanical Arts Horticulture

date Aug 02 - Aug 03, 2022 St. Louis, MO
Register: Wilma Conley 618-670-7994
Design : Gina Jogan

Topic: Creative Mass & Grouped Mass Designs

Allied Topic: BA Botanical Arts

Horticulture : David Robson

Topic: Cut Ferns & Asteraceae

Allied Topic: Botanical Arts Schedule

date Sep 28 - Sep 29, 2022 Little Rock, AR
Register: Terri Waterman 405-821-9587
Design : Claudia Bates

Topic: Cascade & Multi-Rhythmic Designs

Allied Topic: Design Techniques

Horticulture : Karen Booker

Topic: Pelargoniums & Chrysanthemums

Allied Topic: To be decided later

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding Flower Show Symposiums.


Julia Clevett, NGC Symposiums Chairman