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A message from our New Chairman - David Gillam:
Hi All. I have set up a facebook page for the NDS. I have put some photos on there and will add more as I get chance. Please go on it and like if you have facebook and share as much as you can to hit a critical mass.

Dahlia Finder- this is a new booklet that has been put together by David Brown.  It contains over 2,300 individual Dahlias available from 29 nurseries.  Cost £3 + £3 P&P. To order please send a cheque for £6 to June Nash - at the address on the goods order form on the Shopping page.
Volunteers required:  General Secretary, June Nash, would like your support at the various Society events shown below.  If you can give some of your time at any of these, please contact June: e-mail,    Phone: 01564 784561.  Thanks.

Event Date Activity
Southport Show
Victoria Park Southport 
18th -21st August  Volunteers needed to promote Society membership, answer questions and sell Society goods. 
NDS National Show
RHS Wisley Autumn Show
6th -11th September The NDS show is the centre piece of the whole event and needs lots of volunteers to maintain it; from tidying the benches, selling Tombola tickets and enrolling new members.
NDS Northern Show
Harrogate Autumn Show  
16th -18th September  Awarded The President’s Award for the best event in the show in 2015. Volunteers needed to maintain the exhibits and man the Bureau, selling goods and enrolling members. 
Malvern Autumn Show
Three Counties Showground
24th & 25th September Awarded the RHS Gold Medal for the last 3 years. Volunteers needed to answer questions, enrol new members and sell Society goods. One of the best and most varied shows of the year.

Leeds Trials - Results: The Harry Howarth Memorial Medal winner for 2015 is: Askwith Josephine (M.D.) raised by Ernie Cawkwell.  Click on the tab on the left to see the full results and photos.

NDS Photo archive    The photo gallery containing archive photos of the NDS has been updated - have a look.
There are two main parts - first photos of current NDS activities e.g Wisley, second the archive for David Brown - the society archivist, who has collected thousands of photos relating to dahlias - varieties, history people etc.  The archive now has an A to Z section which shows photos of dahlias that David has taken and collected over the years.  Have a look!

Wisley Show 2015:
Photos now on line - click tab on left to view.

Harrogate Show 2015:
Photos now available on line - click tab on left to view.

NDS DVD - growing dahlias for garden, vase and show is now available.  This DVD by leading Dahlia grower, Dave Gillam, is available from the general Secretary June Nash price: £10 plus £3 P&P. Click on the DVD image to see the order form, and place your order.  It shows how to grow dahlias from initial tuber selection and propagation through to planting in the garden and showing flowers in a vase.