Daffodil Judging Schools

ADS Judging Schools Chairman
Catherine Felton
978-729-8990 (Cell)

ADS Judges Credentials Chairman
Carol Barrett

ADS Chairman Judging Refreshers
Carolyn Hawkins

We encourage all Daffodil Show chairmen to invite Daffodil Student Judges to judge in your shows. This will give them valuable experience and further their training as they work to become accredited judges. Carol Barrett has the current list of ALL judges, and will send it upon request. Please note: Additional Judges reference material, forms, and guidelines for a successful Judges Refresher can be found on our Judging Schools, Refreshers, Forms page.

ADS Judges Handbook:
The Handbook for Growing, Exhibiting, and Judging Daffodils, Fifth Edition, 2007 has recently been reviewed and revised. This document contains the changes that will be applied to the handbook; Changes to the ADS Judges Handbook, Rev. 1/23/2017.

The 2017 Judges Refreshers are listed below:
(Judges Refreshers curriculum needs advanced approval by Carolyn Hawkins, ADS Chairman Judging Refreshers.)

  • Northeast Region Daffodil Refresher, October 10, 2017
    Ballroom, Chartwell Golf and Country Club, One Chartwell Dr. Severna Park, MD 21146. 9:00 a.m.

    Daffodil Refresher Topic: The Three E’s of Successful Daffodil Judging – Ethics, Etiquette, Evaluation. Handling sticky ethics and etiquette issues common in local shows and concentrating on how to assign fault points fairly to Standard Daffodils Cultivars using the ADS Scale of Points for Standard Daffodil Cultivars.
    Instructor and registrar: Dottie Howatt, 630 Pepperbush Ct., Wilmington, DE 19808 , 302-235-1462

The 2017 Judges Schools are listed below:

  • Judging School III, March 4, 2017 – Dallas, TX
    Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218. Training sessions are from 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Contact: Mary Ann Moreland, 214-801-6777,
    (Texas Daffodil Society Show, March 3, 2017)
  • Judging School II, March 9, 2017 – Sacramento, CA
    2017 National Daffodil Convention, Double Tree by Hilton Sacramento, 2001 Point West Way Sacramento, California 95815. Please note, students should plan to arrive by Wednesday March 8, 2017 for Daffodil Bloom ID study. The school will begin at 8:15am on March 9, 2017 and consists of lectures, point scoring and testing. Audits and refreshers are also welcome to attend the school. Contact: Cathy Felton, 978-729-8990 (Cell),

Judges School II Information, Schedule & Registration Form This document contains the Schedule & Registration for Judging School II in Sacramento, CA.

  • Judging School II, April 4, 2017 – Hampton, VA
    Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666.
    The school will begin at 8:15am on April 4, 2017 and consists of lectures, point scoring and testing. Audits and refreshers are also welcome to attend the school. Contact: Janet Hickman, 434-384-0314,
    (Garden Club of Virginia Flower Show , April 5 – 6, 2017)
  • Judging School I, April 21, 2017 – Greenwich, CT
    ADS Judging School I will be held in Greenwich, CT on Friday, April 21, 2017. For more information please contact: Chairman – Nancy Mott,

Please consider attending any of our schools and passing the information on to friends who might also be interested in our judging schools.