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 N.C.S. Southern Group
We are a friendly enthusiastic group of Chrysanthemum and Dahlia 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 Fred Austin.
We hold 4 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.
Single Dahlia Bloom Show
Saturday 5th August 2023
Entries on the day - staging 9.00-9.45 a.m.
Judging commences 10.00 a.m. - show closes 11.45 a.m.
Proposed Schedule of Shows for 2023.
A.G.M. and social evening
Monday 4th December
Cobham Village Hall
Prompt 8.00 pm start
News & Views
2023 Schedule of Shows & Events-
Saturday 25th March Talk and demonstration on the propagation of dahlias and tuber sale.
Friday 12th May Plant Sale. at West Byfleet
Saturday 5th August Single Dahlia Bloom Show.
Sunday 20th August Members Show.
Sunday 10th September Main Show.
Sunday 24th September Members Show.
Sunday 5th November Late Chrysanthemum Show.
Monday 4th December A.G.M. & Buffet.
2023 Plant Sales
We will only be holding one external Plant Sale this year.
The Plant Sale will be held on Friday 12th May 2023 and will take place outside Le Nails & Beauty, Old Woking Road, West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 6LG. 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.
The committee has decided to hold a Single Dahlia Bloom Show on Saturday 5th August 2023 at the Arbor Centre, Pyrford.
Show results & A.G.M.
2022 Daffodil Show results
Best exhibit in show and winner of the 6 vase Championship A was Mr Kevin Taitt who was awarded the Joyce Pierce Trophy and the Daffodil Society Medal. Kevin exhibited Cameo Marie, Ombersley, Flor D'Luna, Polgooth, Cameo Joy and Banker. Best bloom in show was Polgooth within this exhibit and for this the Surrey Purple Rosette was awarded.
Kevin Taitt also won the 4 vase Championship B with blooms of Park Springs, Banker, Lighthouse Reef and Honey Bourne and was awarded the J.J.Mills/H W Clark Trophy
Best vase of 3 blooms was won by Mr Fred Austin with Heamoor. Fred was awarded the Surrey Green Rosette
2022 Members August Show results
Winner of the Championship class for the Fourth year running (no show held in 2020) was R Moyser. This year Robin staged Winholme Diane, Tracey Diane (awarded NDS Bronze Medal for Best Vase in Championship Class) and Mary's Jomanda.
The Surrey Bronze Medal awarded for Best Exhibit in Classes 1 - 15 was also won by Robin Moyser with a vase of Mary's Jomanda.
The Society Green Rosette for Best Chrysanthemum Exhibit was won by Tracey Rhodes with a vase of Rita Fox.
2022 Main Show results
Best Dahlia Exhibit was won by Paul Schramm for his entry in the Surrey Dahlia Championship winning the Canadian International Trophy and also the NDS Silver Medal with his exhibit. Paul also won the Surrey Purple Rosette for Best Vase in Show, in addition he also won Dahlia Championship B and the Banksian Medal for most points in show.
Winner of the Surrey Small Growers Championship was Fred Austin.
Other notable winners in the Dahlia Section were Dave Spencer, Dave Gillam, Raymond Duffy and Darren Everest.
Best Exhibit in the Chrysanthemum Section was won by Mo Dixon.
Kevin Taitt won several awards including Jim Buttle Cup with a vase of Rita Fox.
September Show results
Championship B was won by Bryan Everest for which he was awarded the Frank Titt Memorial Tankard and a NCS Bronze Medal. He staged vases of Southway Ski ( Best vase in Championship classses) and Enbee Wedding, Rose Enbee Wedding and Southway Ski.
Bryan also won the NCS Bronze Medal for his vase of Jan Jones which was judged to be Best Vase in classes 1 - 12.
The Dahlia Championship was won by Darren Everest with vases of Primrose Diane, Skelmersdale Jayne and Blyton Lady in Red.
Darren also won the Society Green Rosette for best vase in classes 13 - 28 with a vase of Blyton Lady in Red.
Chrysanthemum Show results
John Marshall won the NCS Silver Medal for most meritorious exhibit in show ( Roy Coopland and William Florentine), he also won the Surrey Silver Medal for best vase in show (William Florentine). Canadian Centennial Trophy and Cheam Cup. To complete John's day he also won the Banstead Trophy and Surrey Green Rosette for his class 1 win in section A with Cerise Patricia Millar, Woolmans Venture and Hesketh Knight.
Other notable winners were Barry Jackman who won The Margaret Scovell Cup and Glynn Hill Trophy for his wins in Championships C & E. Bryan Everest who was awarded the Albert Thompson Cup for staging Best Large Exhibition in show.
The A.G.M. was held on Monday 5th December 2022 at Cobham Village Hall, KT11 2LU followed by a talk on chrysanthemum propagation and buffet/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.