Daffodil Judging Schools

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

ADS Judges Credentials Chairman
Carol Barrett

ADS Co-Chairman Judging Schools and 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.

The 2016 Judges Refreshers are listed below:
(Judges Refreshers curriculum needs advanced approval by Carolyn Hawkins, ADS Co-Chairman Judging Schools and Refreshers.)

  • Judges Refresher, September 24, 2016 – Columbus, OH
    The Midwest Region of the American Daffodil Society will be holding a judge’s refresher as part of its fall meeting which will take place on Saturday, September 24 at 11 AM in Columbus, OH. Mary Lou Gripshover will be giving a session on “Recent Changes to the Judges’ Handbook.” The refresher is open to all ADS judges, regardless of region, and the refresher fee is $5.00. The meeting will be held at the North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road, Columbus OH. Please email Mike Kuduk at if you have any questions.
  • Judges Refresher, October 22, 2016 – Cockeysville, MD
    Join the Maryland Daffodil Society at 10:30 at the Baltimore County Agricultural Center, 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030 for an ADS Judges Refresher on “Grooming and Preparing Show Daffodils” with tips on selecting, grooming and exhibiting your blooms. This session will be led by Ann Donnell Smith. It will be held in conjunction with the Middle Atlantic regional fall meeting and the MDS fall meeting and bulb sale. Please email registrar Julie Minch at .

The 2016 Judges Schools are listed below:

  • Judging School II, March 12, 2016 – Dallas, TX
    Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218, Sewell Board Room. Training sessions are from 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2015. Contact: Mary Ann Moreland, 214-801-6777,
    (Texas Daffodil Society Show, March 11, 2016)
  • Judging School I, March 29, 2016 – Hampton, VA
    Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666.
    Training sessions are from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
    Contact: Janet Hickman, 434-384-0314,
    (Garden Club of Virginia Flower Show , March 30 – 31, 2016)

Judges School I Information, Schedule & Registration Form This document contains the Schedule & Registration for Judging School I in Hampton, VA.

  • Judging School I, April 6, 2016 – St Louis, MO
    2016 World Daffodil Convention, Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel St. Louis, 191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146 – in the Alpine 2 room. Please note, students should plan to arrive by 6:00pm on April 5, 2016 for Daffodil Bloom ID study, classroom training sessions start at 8:00 a.m. on April 6, 2016. Contact: Cathy Felton, 978-729-8990 (Cell),

Judges School I Information, Schedule & Registration Form This document contains the Schedule & Registration for Judging School I in St Louis, MO.

2016 Fall Forum & Board Meeting

2016 Fall Forum logo
Join us in Indianapolis, IN on November 11-13, 2016! Refer to our 2016 Fall Forum & Fall Blooming Daffodil Show page for more details.