Beginning in 2019 the FGCMD Judge’s Council will begin offering a series of four Schools for prospective Judges.  Effective with the new handbook all new students must start with Course One.  Many current judges will also want to attend to get first-hand exposure to the guidelines in the new Handbook - so get it on your calendar now!
Class One: Tuesday, April 30 –
                    Thursday, May 2, 2019

Class Two: Monday, September 23, 2019 -
                    Wednesday, September 25, 2019  

                      Monday, September 28 - 
                      Thursday, October 1, 2020

Class Four:  Dates to be scheduled for April 2021 


All Classes will be held at the Bowie Comfort Inn and Conference Center.  Located at 4500 Crain Highway, Bowie, MD.

To reserve your hotel room, please contact the hotel directly at 301-464-0089.  Ask for the block of rooms reserved for the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland Flower Show School.  Parking is Complimentary.


By Air: BWI is the most convenient airport.  

Directions from BWI: From BWI Airport start going northwest toward I-195W.  Take I-195W for .5 miles then take MD-170N, Exit 1 toward I-97 Annapolis.  Merge onto Aviation Blvd.  Turn left onto MD-176E Dorsey Road.  Continue to follow MD-176 to E. Dorsey Road.  Merge onto I-97 S toward Annapolis.  Merge onto MD-3 via exit 7 toward Bowie and follow for 9.4 miles.  Turn right onto Harbour Way, take 1st right onto Crain Highway.  Hotel is on the left.
Dining Alternatives within 2 miles of the hotel