NCS SHOW AND CONVENTION SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (click here to see convention page)


Thursday, November 4

Noon - 6:00 pm                        Convention Registration

Noon - 6:00 pm                        Bloom Prep Room Open

Noon-2:45 pm                          Tour - Guided tour of Duke Gardens

3:00 pm-5:30 pm                      Board of Directors Meeting

5:30 pm-7:30 pm                      Opening Reception


Friday, November 5       

7:00 am- 7:00 pm                     Bloom Preparation

7:00 am- 7:30 pm                     Silent Auction Open

9:00 am-7:00 pm                      Entries accepted for Horticulture, Design & Botanical Arts

9:00 am -6:00 pm                     Convention Registration      

9:00 am -9:45 pm                     Chapter Rep’s Meeting

9:45 am-10:45 am                    Panel Discussion - Successful Growing Techniques                                                  

10:30 am-noon                         Judges Symposium – Topic TBD

11:00 am- 11:45                       Symposium - The Importance of Flowers to Society

1:00 pm-4:30 pm                      Tour – Duke University Research Greenhouse and Phytotron

12:45 pm-4:45 pm                    Master Judge’s Exam

4:45 pm-5:45 pm                      NCS Annual Meeting

7:30 pm-9:00 pm                      Ice Cream Social


Saturday, November 6

7:00 am- 5:00 pm                     Silent Auction Open

8:00 am-9:15 am                      Judges and Clerks Breakfast

9:30 am-10:00 am                    Judges and Clerks Briefing

10:00 am-12:30 pm                  Judging of Show (Horticulture, Design & Botanical Arts)

10:00 am-10:45 am                  Symposium - Garden Gateway Project at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

11:00 am-11:45 am                  Symposium - Carnivorous Plants of North Carolina 

12:30 pm-2:00 pm                    Judges Luncheon

1:00 pm-5:00 pm                      Show Open To Public

2:00 pm-3:00 pm                      Horticulture Symposium –Smith College Chrysanthemum Program

                                                  and Hybridization Techniques 

3:00 pm-4:30 pm                      Symposium - How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Chapter

4:30 pm -5:30 pm                     Board of Director’s Meeting

6:00 pm-7:00 pm                      Reception (Cash Bar)

7:00 pm-10:00 pm                    NCS Awards Banquet, Raffle & Silent Auction Winners announced


Sunday, November 7

8:00 am-9:30 am                      Show open to photographers

10:00 am-5:00 pm                    Show open to the public

4:30 pm                                    Public Raffle Drawing

5:00 pm                                    Show Closes

5:15 pm                                    Sale of Blooms