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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. 
To see a larger image of the dahlias shown below, just click on the image.
Harry Howarth Memorial Medal winner: John Hill  GD. raiser: Ian Hill.
Gold Award 
John Hill dahlia Leeds Trials winner 2011   Askwith Minnie
John Hill,  GD
Raiser: Ian Hill
  Askwith Minnie,  MD
Raiser: Ernie Cawkwell
Silver Award 
Graham's Pastelle dahlia Sulphur Springs dahlia
Graham's Pastelle,  MSC
Raiser: Derek Cave
  Sulphur Springs,  LC
Raiser: Dorothy Mcmaster
Bronze Award
Midnight Star dahlia Rossendale Parky dahlia Askwith Gold dahlia
Midnight Star,  Star
Raiser: Richard Johnson (USA)
Rossendale Parky,  MinD
Raiser: Don Kershaw
Askwith Gold,  MSC
Raiser: Ernie Calkwell
Certificate of Exhibition Merit
Craig's Desire dahlia   Westerton Folly dahlia
Craig's Desire,  MSC/LSC.
Raiser: Roger Downting
Westerton Folly,  SBa.
Raiser: Gordon Hodgson
Askwith Joan dahlia Blyton Pink Maid dahlia Rancho dahlia
Askwith Joan,  MD.
Raiser: Ernie Calkwell
Blyton Pink Maid,  MinD.
Raiser: Les Stothard
Rancho,  WL.
Raiser: Ernest Turc (France)
For more details or to submit cultivars for future trials, please contact Trials Co-ordinator:     
Mike Cunningham, 8 Wheathead Crescent,  Keighley,  West Yorkshire, BD22 6LX.

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