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


May | 
5/20
, 2019 | 
Renton, 
WA
Registrar: Betty Burkhart | Phone: (253) 852-2935
Instructors:
Design: Lynn Fronk | featured plant material, and mono-botanic designs; allied topic: floral design techniques
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | iris and blooming azaleas; allied topic: botanical arts horticulture

November | 
11/6
 - 
11/7
, 2019 | 
Henrico, 
VA
Registrar: Brenda McManaway | Phone: (540) 580-3838
Instructors:
Design: Claudia Bates | grouped mass & featured plant material designs, allied topics: botanic arts-artistic crafts
Horticulture: Pam Braun | aroids & begonias, allied topic: botanic arts horticulture

January | 
1/28
 - 
1/29
, 2020 | 
Greenwood, 
MS
Registrar: Cyndi Long | Phone: (901) 463-0433
Instructors:
Design: Claudia Bates | featured plant material and multi-rhythmic designs, allied topic: botanical arts design
Horticulture: Darlene Newell | conifers and succulents, allied topic: botanical arts horticulture

Resources

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