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 2020 Judges Refreshers are listed below:
(Judges Refreshers curriculum needs advanced approval by Rebecca Koesters, ADS Chairman Judging Refreshers.)

  • 2020 Virtual Fall Forum & Board Meeting
    Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 12:00 pm

    JUDGING COLLECTIONS IN ADS SHOWS – A Panel Discussion, Moderator – Cathy Felton of Wenham, MA will be joined by Panelists: Janet Hickman of Lynchburg, VA, Mary Malavase of Nantucket, MA, Carolyn Hawkins of Cumming, GA, and Kathy Welsh of Oakton, VA. Please contact Cathy Felton at email  title= for any questions. Reference the 2020 Virtual Fall Forum & Board Meeting page on the ADS website for more details.
  • Severna Park, MD, Tuesday April 7, 2020, at 1:30 pm
    Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD.
    Join the Dist. II Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland for an ADS Judges Refresher on “Pride and Prejudice” and judging Division 4 Double Daffodils. This session will be given by Dottie Howatt, in conjunction with the Severna Park, Maryland Daffodil Show. Please contact Dottie Howatt at (302) 235-1462 for questions or more details.

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.