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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.

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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.

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Saturday 5th August 2023

Arbor Centre

Coldharbour Lane

Pyrford, Woking GU22 8ST

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Entries on the day

Staging 9.00 - 9.45 a.m. Judging  starts 10.00 a.m.            Show closes 11.45 a.m.


An exhibitor may have up to a maximum of 3 entries per class.

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Member August Show 

Sunday 20 th August

Abinger Hammer Village Hall


Open to the public approx.1.30 pm

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Main Show

Sunday 10th September 

Arbor Centre, Tegg's Lane entrance,

Coldharbour Road, Pyrford, Woking, Surrey GU22 8ST

Open to the public approx. 2.30 pm

Members September Show 


24th September

Abinger Hammer Village Hall


Doors open to the Public approx.1.30 pm

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Late Chrysanthemum Show 

Sunday 5th November

Abinger Hammer Village Hall


Doors open to the Public approx. 1.30 pm

A.G.M. and social evening 

Monday 4th December

Cobham Village Hall

KT11 2LU

Prompt 8.00 pm start

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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.

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The committee has decided to hold a Single Dahlia Bloom Show on Saturday 5th August 2023 at the Arbor Centre, Pyrford.

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 Show results & A.G.M.

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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.

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September Show results

Chrysanthemum Section:

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.

Dahlia Section:

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.

2022  Late

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.

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