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Shows & Trials

The Society is involved in Dahlia Trials
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

Leeds Trials 2019 - GOLDEN ACRE PARK, LEEDS

All entry form(s) to be completed and returned NO LATER than Friday 17th May 2019 to Mike Cunningham.

All the details are in the Trials entry form:  Trials Entry Form 2019


The Society normally hold two shows each year.  Visitors to these shows are particularly welcome.  At each of these shows there will be an opportunity to see many types and colours of dahlias and to learn more about them.  

The National Show
This year the show will be held at RHS Wisley.

Show Schedule: Wisley 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.
Competitive National Dahlia Society Show from Tues 3rd  to Friday 6th September 2019.

None Competitive Show from the 7th to 8th September, with Dahlia Displays by NDS Members and the RHS Trials Committee with Public Participation  
Display at Wisley 18
  NDS show at RHS Wisley Above: WW1 display at the weekend Wisley 2018
The Harrogate Show
in conjunction with the Great Autumn Show
Great Yorkshire Showground

Show Schedule: Harrogate schedule 2019
Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019  Irish Dahlai Society exhibit Harrogate 18
    Above, Irish Dahlia Society wining exhibit, Harrogate show in 2018 
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