Daffodil Judging Schools

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

ADS Judges Credentials Chairman
Dianne Bowditch

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. 1/5/2018.

The 2018 Judges Refreshers are listed below:
(Judges Refreshers curriculum needs advanced approval by Carolyn Hawkins, ADS Chairman Judging Refreshers.)

  • Hunt Valley, MD, Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:30am
    Baltimore County Agricultural Center, 1114 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030

    Come listen and learn the importance of condition when judging daffodils. ADS Judges Instructor Anne Donnell Smith, will lead us in this program. We will also be discussing how to approach judging seedlings. Everyone is welcome.

    Judges who wish to be refreshed pay $5.00 and need to contact the registrar- Julie Minch at email

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

  • 2019 Judges Refreshers are currently under development. Additional information will be posted as we near closer to the 2019 calendar year.

The 2019 Judges Schools are listed below:

  • Judging School I, April 5, 2019 – Gloucester, VA
    Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, 7900 Daffodil Ln, Gloucester, VA
    Contact – Peggy Bowditch for information and registration form at (804) 693-4811 or email
  • Judging School I, May 2, 2019 – Bloomington, MN
    ADS National Convention in Minnesota, Hilton Hotel Minneapolis/Bloomington
    3900 American Blvd. West Bloomington, MN 55437
    Contact – Cathy Felton (Chairman) at (978) 729-8990 or email

    Registration and additional information for Judging School I in Bloomington, MN can be found in this 2019 ADS Judging School I Bloomington MN registration form.

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