NDS Logo Harrogate Trials 2007 Verwer Trials Geoff Hoyle's garden

Shows & Trials

The Society is involved in Dahlia Trials
These trials are for exhibition dahlias, and cultivars are grown with some under covers and others in the open to best assess how they perform in differing conditions.  Awards are given after a season's judging, the overall best cultivar receiving the Harry Howarth Memorial Medal.  Results are published in the Society's Winter Bulletin

Leeds Trials 2018 - GOLDEN ACRE PARK, LEEDS

All entry form(s) to be completed and returned NO LATER than Friday 18th May 2018 to Mike Cunningham.

All the details are in the Trials entry form.  This can be seen by clicking on: Trials Entry Form - 2018


The Society normally hold two shows each year.  Visitors to these shows are particularly welcome.  At each of these shows there will be an opportunity to see many types and colours of dahlias and to learn more about them.  

The National Show
This year the show will be held at RHS Wisley.

Show Schedule: Wisley Schedule 2018

Staging access for exhibitors: Company of Cooks Gate only: Monday 3rd 6.00pm till Tuesday 4th 7.00am    ( via Delivery Access Concrete Road, further down the road past the main Car Park Entrance )
Competitive National Dahlia Society Show from Tues 4th  to Friday 7th September 2018.

None Competitive Show from the 8th to 9th September, with Dahlia Displays by NDS Members and the RHS Trials Committee with Public Participation  
  NDS show at RHS Wisley Above: Pot dahlias at the weekend Wisley 2014
The Harrogate Show
in conjunction with the Great Autumn Show
Great Yorkshire Showground

Show Schedule: Harrogate schedule 2018
Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September 2018  Exhibits 2014
    Above, Exhibits at  Harrogate show in 2014 
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