The National Show 2020

We will be holding our National Show at RHS Wisley from Tuesday 8th September to Friday 11th September.

The non-competitive show at the weekend will consist of other dahlia displays and the “Peoples’ Competition”

More information and the schedule is available here: Wisley National Show

The National Show 2019
This year the show was held again at RHS Wisley.  The Competitive National Dahlia Society Show was from Tues 3rd  to Friday 6th September 2019.

The show schedule can be seen here:  Wisley Show Schedule 2019

Staging access for exhibitors: Company of Cooks Gate only: Monday 2nd 6.00pm till Tuesday 3rd 7.00am    ( via Delivery Access Concrete Road, further down the road past the main Car Park Entrance ) after unloading please move your vehicle to Car Park 3.

Other information about the show can be seen by visiting the RHS web site:

The non- competitive show from the 7th to 8th September, with Dahlia Displays by NDS Members and the RHS Trials Committee with Public Participation.


JW Montague Cup

Alan Humphrey wins the Montague for the best Novice entry in the Novice classes.

American Medal Challenge

Graham Young wins the American Medal challenge class for two vases, three blooms, each different classifications.

New NDS Vice President

Richard Thomas receives his Vice President of the NDS award from S0ciety President Ron Guest.

Show Manager views show

The NDS Wisley Show Manager – Ron Thomas, views the show.

Pictures of this year’s show.Wisley 2019

Midlands Dahlia Society wins Herbert Brown Affilliated Societies Challenge Cup

Tim Williams led the winning team from the Midlands Dahlia Society, assisted by Peter Clubb and Paul Bugden.

Second were Bishop Auckland, third – Essex Dahlia Society.

Rachel De Thame sitting with the spare blooms.

Sue Biggs Director General of the RHS with Rachel De Thame visiting the show

Pictures from the Show

Pictures from the Show

Behind the scenes and Bureau

Preparing for Judging.

The RHS Wisley Events Team

Weekend display: We were joined by  Siyuan Ren ‘The Peony Girl’ Chinese Artist painting dahlias on rice paper.

Weekend:            Sue Biggs with Siyuan Ren.

Affiliated Societies Competition winning exhibit Milford Horticultural Society

Weekend:          Classification Display.

RHS Peoples Competition Prize Winners

WW1 display at the weekend Wisley 2018

At the weekend the main show is changed to reflect the fact that many of the show blooms do not last and the best are retained. So some new exhibits are added, including display of dahlias in baskets and a central theme. In the picture above you can see the theme for last year was the anniversary of WW1