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SURREY CHRYSANTHEMUM & DAHLIA SOCIETY WELCOMES YOU

 
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Who We Are

Surrey Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society was founded in 1964, we are affiliated to

The Royal Horticultural Society

The National Dahlia Society

The National Chysanthemum Society

The Daffodil Society

The N.C.S. Southern Group

Surrey Horticultural Federation

We are a friendly enthusiastic group of Dahlia, Chrysanthemum and Daffodil growers based in Surrey  with members through out the Home Counties and South East England. Our committee has many years experience and is ably led by our chairman Mr Alan Moody.


We hold 5 shows each year, all shows have free admission for the general public; so why not come along and see our wonderful blooms, or better still enter some yourself; either way you will be made most welcome. 

We also hold plant sales at various locations through out Surrey. A wonderful way to obtain top stock plants at very reasonable prices. To find out when and where our next plant sale is please use the "Get in Touch" link below.

Why not join us, membership is just £5 a year.

 

Proposed Schedule of Shows for 2021 Covid restrictions permitting.

 

Daffodil Show 

Cancelled due to Covid 19

Abinger Hammer Village Hall

RH5 6QX

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Member August Show 

Sunday 22nd August

Abinger Hammer Village Hall

RH5 6QX

Open to the public 1.30 pm

Main Show

Sunday 12th September 

Arbor Centre, Tegg's Lane entrance,

Coldharbour Road, Pyrford, Woking, Surrey GU22 8ST

Open to the public 2.30 pm

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Members September Show 

Sunday

26th September

Abinger Hammer Village Hall

RH5 6QX

Doors open to the Public 1.30 pm

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Late Chrysanthemum Show 


Sunday 31st October

Abinger Hammer Village Hall

RH5 6QX

Doors open to the Public 1.30 pm

A.G.M. and social evening 

 6th December

Cobham Village Hall

KT11 2LU

Prompt 8.00 pm start

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Audiovisual Conference
 

News & Views

 

2021 Schedule of Shows -

Covid restrictions permitting

Sunday    28th March  Daffodil Show - Cancelled due to Covid 19 
Sunday  22nd August Members  Show - 
Sunday    12th September  Main Show - See Breaking News relating to change of specification in respect of Surrey Dahlia Championship 
Sunday   26th September Members Show -
Sunday     31st October  Late Chrysanthemum  Show -

2021 Plant Sales

Due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid restrictions we will only be holding one external Plant Sale this year.


The Plant Sale will be held on Friday 14th May 2021 and will take place outside Le Nails & Beauty, Old Woking Road, West Byfleet, Surrey. 10.00 to 12.30. as usual there will be a good range of quality plants at reasonable prices, not only dahlias and chrysanthemums but also seasonal bedding, herbaceous and vegetable plants.

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Latest newsletter

from the Chairman

 

Breaking News

IMPORTANT CHANGE TO SURREY DAHLIA CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS AT MAIN SHOW  12th SEPTEMBER 2021. The specification for this class has been changed to the following

A distinct variety in each vase

Four different classes of dahlias from any of the following;

Three blooms Giant (can be staged in separate vases)

Three blooms Large

Three blooms Medium Decorative

Three blooms Medium Cactus or Semi-Cactus

Five blooms Small or Miniature Decorative

Five blooms Small or Miniature Cactus or Semi-Cactus

Five blooms Small or Miniature Ball

Six blooms Pompon or Five blooms Large Pompon

The Chairman will be notifying all members of this change in his next Newsletter. The revised schedule can be found on this website.

 
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 Show results & A.G.M.

 

2019 main Daffodil Show results

Best exhibit in show and winner of the 6 vase championship class was Mr Kevin Taitt who exhibited Lakeland Fair, Altun Ha, Badgeworth, Evesham, Ombersley and Polgooth. Best bloom in show was Badgeworth within this exhibit. 

Fred Austin won the 4 vase championship with blooms of Guy Wilson, Ombersley, Cape Cornwall and Polgooth.

Mr Bryan Everest was the winner of the 2 vase Championship (6 distinct cultivars) with Rapture, Silver Bells, Xit, Hawera, Highfield Beauty and Foundling.

Best vase of 3 blooms was won by Mr Alan Moody with Bramcote Star.

2021 Members August Show results

Winner of the Championship class for the third year running (no show held in 2020) was R Moyser. This year Robin' staged Hillcrest Candy, Winholme Diane (awarded NDS Bronze Medal for Best Vase in Championship Class) and Tracy Diane.

The Surrey Bronze Medal awarded for Best Exhibit in Classes 1 - 15 was won by H Cooper who staged a vase of Oakwood Goldcrest.

The society Green Rosette for Best Chrysanthemum Exhibit was won by Mo Dixon for his vase of Talbot Parade.

2021 Main Show results

Best Dahlia Exhibit was won by Raymond Duffy for his entry in the Surrey Dahlia Championship winning the Canadian International Trophy and also the NDS Silver Medal with his exhibit. This is the second year running Raymond has won these awards. (no show held in 2020).

Winner of the Surrey Small Growers Championship was H Cooper.

Other notable winners in the Dahlia Section were Dave Spencer, Andrew Aspitall, Richard Thomas, Gerald Vale and Darren Everest.

Best Vase and Best Exhibit in the Chrysanthemum Section were won by Mo Dixon.

Tracey Rhodes won several awards including the Jim Buttle Cup for her vase of Rita Fox.

2021 Members

September Show results

Chrysanthemum Rosette Class B was won by B Everest who staged Salmon Southway Sheba (best vase in Chrysanthemum championship section) and Salmon Talbot Parade. Bryan was also awarded the N.C. S. Bronze Medal.


H Cooper won the Surrey Bronze Medal as the best in classes 1 -11. for his vase of Billy Bell x2 & Barbara Dakin x1.


Winner of Dahlia Rosette Class C and the Coronation Cup was H Cooper who staged Oakwood Goldcrest, Sheval Megan and Skelmersdale Jayne.

F Austin won The Society Green Rosette for best vase in classes 12 - 25 with a vase of Lismore Goldcrest x2 & Oakwood Goldcrest x1.

2019  Late

Chrysanthemum Show results

Championship B winner was Mr John Marshall, who staged vases of William Florentine & Roy Coopland. The vase of Roy Coopland was also awarded the Canadian Centennial Trophy and N.C.S. Silver Medal.

Championship C was won by Mr Barry Jackman with 2 vases of Shelia Coles and 1 vase of Louise Cox, this vase was also awarded the Margaret Scovell Cup.

Championship D winner was Mr John Marshall with vases of Primrose Kath Stephenson, Clarkesdale and Silver Gigantic. The vase of Primrose Kath Stephenson was awarded Best vase in show and Surrey Purple Rosette, whilst the bloom of Silver Gigantic won the Albert Thompson Cup.

Mr Darren Everest won Championship E with vases of Jill Anderton, Lyn Anderton and Harry Anderton. The Glyn Hill Trophy was awarded for the 3 vases.


Mr John Marshall won the Surrey Green Rosette for Best Exhibit in Section A - open classes with Cerise Patricia Millar in class 5.


Mr A Brown won the Surrey Green Rosette for Best Exhibit in Section B - members classes withhis entry in class 7 which consisted of Kay Woolman, Cerise Patricia Millar and Coral Patricia Millar.

A.G.M.

The A.G.M. was held on Monday 2nd December 2019 at Cobham Village Hall, KT11 2LU followed by a social evening.

 
 

Contact Surrey Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Society

Get in touch with Surrey Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Society to learn more about our shows, plant sales and becoming a member.

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