These trials are for exhibition dahlias. 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.

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. e-mail: mhlc@blueyonder.co.uk

Update: The 2021 Trials are going ahead.  An application form is available by clicking here.

Trial Results 2018

Gold AwardAggie White (G.D.)
a sport from Bryn Terfel, secured by Christopher White of Naul near Dublin
Silver AwardClearview Cameron (M.S.C.)
Raiser: Richard and Danielle Parshall of Washington State
Bronze AwardWesterton Ella Grace (Min.D.) Raiser: Gordon Hodgson
Bronze AwardNormandie Delight (M.Fim)
Raiser: John Willott
Bronze AwardWesterton Sunset (S.D.)
Raiser: Gordon Hodgson
Certificate of Exhibition MeritMary Margaret Row (M.D.)
Raiser: Roger Day
Certificate of Exhibition MeritEastwood Bard (L.S.C.)
Raiser: John Sharpe

Previous winners of the Harry Howarth Memorial Medal are shown below:

YearWinning VarietyType
2019MAYA'S RHONDAPom
2018AGGIE WHITEG. D.
2017JOSUDI AURORAMin C.
2016GAVIN'S CHOICESmall Dec
2015ASKWITH JOSEPHINEM. D.
2014BLYTON VALENTINEMin D.
2013MS KENNEDYLPom
2012KILBURN GLOWWL
2011JOHN HILLDG
2010WESTON STARDUSTMin. S.C.
2009JEAN SHAWG. D.
2008CARSTONE VALIANTS. Ba.
2007SUSAN GILLIOTM.S.C.
2006SHEP'S MEMORYS.W.L.
2005LAKELAND SUNSETS.S.C.
2004ADAM CLARKSONS.S.C.
2003SASCHAS.W.L.
2002MARYS JOMANDAMin. Ba.
2001PRIMROSE PASTELLEM.S.C.
2000HILLCREST KISMETM.D.
1999JANAL AMYG.S.C.
1998KELSEA CARLAS.C.
1997JOMANDAS/Min. Ba.
1996CARSTONE RUBYS/Min. D.
1995AMGARD DELICATEL.D.
1994JEAN McMILLANS.C.
1993KENORA CHALLENGERL.S.C.
1992ANGLIAN WATERMin. D.
1991CRYFIELD KEENEL.S.C.
1990HILLCREST ALBINOM.S.C.
1989MARTIN TURNERL.S.C.
1988GRENIDOR PASTELLEM.S.C.
1987LADY KERKRADES.C.
1986CANDY BEAUTYS.C.
1985WHITE MOONLIGHT

M.S.C.