Judges Council

A Forum for Connecticut Flower Show Judges

Judges Council, organized in 1951, provides a forum for Connecticut Flower Show Judges to

  • further the knowledge of the NGC Handbook for Flower Shows, flower show procedures, horticulture and design through research and education.
  • disseminate current information about judging and Handbook changes.
  • exchange knowledge, establish uniformity in decisions and maintain NGC standards of presenting and judging flower shows.
  • encourage and assist member garden clubs of FGCCT, Inc. in presenting flower shows.
  • encourage and mentor those who wish to become judges.
  • sponsor Flower Show Schools and programs such as Beyond Beginning design workshops and support Creative Arrangers of Connecticut.

Judges of all levels, Student Judges and Emeritus Judges are eligible for membership. For a list of the categories of judges, click here. The Council meets five times a year, for business and an educational program. Each meeting includes exhibits in design and horticulture to provide opportunities for judging and discussion.

November 13, 2017

Featured a Design Challenge a la “Food TV’s Chopped”

Four designers created a design of their choice from a mystery box of flowers, foliage and a container. A short overview of the do’s and don’ts of organizing a challenge event was also presented by Trish Manfredi.
Designers: Carolyn Bernard, Larry Huzi, Mary Ellen Unger, & Deb Vallas.

For information about how to become a judge, learn more about:Flower Show School

For any questions related to Judges Council, please contact
Judges Council Chair, Trish Manfreidi.

Dates for for Judges Council Meetings from fall, 2018 through spring, 2019 are posted on the Events Calendar.  Details will be posted when available.

This roster of Judges is meant for the use of clubs to obtain accredited Judges for their upcoming Flower Shows. The roster is for the use of Garden Club Members only.

 Judges Roster