Daffodil Judging Schools

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

ADS Judges’ Credentials and Refreshers Chairman
Rebecca Koesters

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, 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. 1/5/2018.

The 2019 Judges Refreshers are listed below:
(Judges Refreshers curriculum needs advanced approval by Carolyn Hawkins, ADS Chairman Judging Refreshers.)

  • St Louis, MO, Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 1:00pm
    Commerce Bank Education Center (CBEC Building), 4651 Shaw Blvd, St Louis, MO, in Room #125. Dan Bellinger from Michigan will be our host for “Daffodil Jeopardy”. Contestants need not apply in advance and non-judges are also welcome to attend. Refresh your memory and gain new skills with judging daffodils. We will also catch-up on some of the finer points from the new “Handbook for Growing, Exhibiting, and Judging Daffodils”. Please contact – Lynn Slackman at email  title= for questions or more details.
  • ADS Fall Forum & Daffodil Show, Saturday, October 26, 2019
    Kate and Mitch Carney will present a Judges Refresher on “Miniature Daffodils” at the ADS Fall Forum & Daffodil Show being held in Lynchburg, VA at the Hilton Garden Inn Lynchburg. Please refer to the 2019 Fall Forum & Daffodil Show page on the ADS website for more details. Please contact Carolyn Hawkins at email  title= for any questions.

The 2020 Judges Schools are listed below:

  • Judging School I, Saturday, March 7, 2020 – Memphis, TN
    Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN
    For information please contact Molly Hampton, email  title=, (901) 829-2598
  • ADS Judging School II , Thursday March, 12, 2020 – Dallas, TX
    ADS National Convention in Dallas,
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas – Campbell Centre,
    8250 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas, 75206-1888
    For information please contact Cathy Felton, ADS Judging School Chairman, email  title=, (978) 729-8990. The school will begin at 8:00 am. Audits and refreshers are also welcome to attend the school.

    Registration and additional information for Judging School II in Dallas can be found in this 2020 ADS Judging School II Dallas Texas registration form.

  • Judging School II, Thursday, April 2, 2020 – Gloucester, VA
    Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, 7900 Daffodil Ln, Gloucester, VA
    For registration form and information contact – co-chairmen – Peggy Bowditch at (804) 693-4811, email  title= or Nancy Fuchs at (804) 580-1952, email  title=
  • ADS Judging School III, Monday, April 20, 2020 – Greenwich, CT
    For information please contact Susan Schieffelin, Chairman, email,  title=, (203) 861-4130

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