SURREY CHRYSANTHEMUM & DAHLIA SOCIETY WELCOMES YOU
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.
A.G.M. and social evening
Cobham Village Hall
Prompt 8.00 pm start
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.