Daffodil Judging Schools

ADS Judging Schools Chairman
Catherine Felton
978-729-8990 (Cell)
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ADS Judges’ Credentials and Refreshers Chairman
Rebecca Koesters
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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. Rebecca Koesters 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, 6th edition, is available on the Publications page of the ADS WebStore.

The 2021 Judges Refreshers are listed below:
(Judges Refreshers curriculum needs advanced approval by Rebecca Koesters, ADS Chairman Judging Refreshers.)

  • 2021 Hybrid Fall Forum & Fall Board Meeting, Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 8:00 am (Pacific Time)
    “Breeding Green Daffodils and How to Judge Them” presented by by Harold Koopowitz, Bob Spotts and Richard Ezell. Be sure to register in advance via the ADS WebStore, if you want to receive Judges Refresher credit. Reference the 2021 Hybrid Fall Forum & Fall Board Meeting page on the ADS website for more details.
  • 2021 Virtual National Convention, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 7:00 pm
    “Daffodil Jeopardy Game” – Don’t let your daffodil judging skills be in jeopardy! Your host will be — Becky Fox Matthews of Brentwood, TN. Contestants need not apply in advance and non-judges are also welcome to attend. Everyone can play along! Be sure to register in advance via the ADS WebStore, if you want to receive Judges Refresher credit. Reference the 2021 Virtual National Convention page on the ADS website for more details.

The 2022 Judges Schools are listed below:

  • Judging School II, Saturday, March 12, 2022 – Memphis, TN
    Held in the Hughes Pavilion at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN. Blooms will be available for viewing and identification Friday afternoon on March 11, 2022.
    For more information please contact Molly Hampton at email  title=

The 2021 Judges Schools are listed below:

  • Judging School III, March 6, 2021 – Dallas, TX
    Held in the Sewell Board Room at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
    8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX. Blooms will be available for viewing and identification mid-afternoon on March 5.
    Questions can be referred to Mary Ann Moreland, email  title= or Karla McKenzie, email  title=.
  • Judging School II, March 25, 2021 – Gloucester, VA
    Held in the Chesapeake Lounge at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs,
    7900 Daffodil Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061
    For more information please contact Peggy Bowditch or Nancy Fuchs, at email  title=

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