Wisley Show 2021

7th to 12th September 2021

If you are planning on visiting the National Dahlia Show at Wisley, the RHS Wisley Garden is open with advanced bookings only to effectively manage social distancing measures.

You will require a pre-booked time slot and you will need confirmation of your booking to gain entry to the show. Contact: Telephone 01483 224234 Email: wisley@rhs.org.uk
Card transactions only – no cash payments.

Please wear face coverings in any Building or Enclosed spaces, unless exempt under Government Guidance.

The RHS ‘My Best Garden Dahlia’ Competition from visitors own garden on Saturday and Sunday, to be judged by a panel of experts and awarded first, second and third prizes. Book your time slot in advance to gain entry.

Entry for those who are exhibiting blooms in the NDS Show, they will be sent separate details with their entry acknowledgement.

Our Wisley 2021 Show Schedule is now available by clicking here.

Paper copies will be available from the end of June, exhibitors are asked to contact the General Secretary should they require a copy, these will only be sent out on request.

Pictures from the 2021 Show click here.


National Show 2020

Sadly but understandably the Royal Horticultural Society have cancelled all their shows for 2020 so we will not be holding our National Show at Wisley or Hampton Court this year.

Pictures from last year’s show.

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