Shows & Trials
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 2013
|Competitive National Dahlia Society Show from
Wed 4th to Friday 6th September 2013.
None Competitive Show from the 7th to 8th September, with Dahlia Displays by NDS Members and the RHS Trials Committee with Public Participation
|Above is the NDS stand at the National show at Shepton Mallet in 2009|
|The Harrogate Show
in conjunction with the Great Autumn Show
Great Yorkshire Showground
Show Schedule: Harrogate Schedule 2013
|Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2013|
|Above, checking the score for a winning entry at the Harrogate show in 2009|
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
Entries to the 2013 Leeds Trials need to be completed by the 5th April 2013. Click here to see the entry form.