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
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 Fred Austin.
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 2022 Covid restrictions permitting.
A.G.M. and social evening
Monday 5th December
Cobham Village Hall
Prompt 8.00 pm start
News & Views
2022 Schedule of Shows & Events-
Saturday 12th March Talk and demonstration on the propagation of dahlias and tuber sale.
Sunday 3rd April Daffodil Show.
Friday 13th May Plant Sale.
Saturday 21st May An Introduction to Dahlias Part 2
Saturday 23rd July An Introduction to Dahlias Part 3
Sunday 21st August Members Show.
Sunday 11th September Main Show.
Sunday 25th September Members Show.
Sunday 6th November Late Chrysanthemum Show.
Monday 5th December A.G.M. & Buffet.
2022 Plant Sales
We will only be holding one external Plant Sale this year.
The Plant Sale will be held on Friday 13th May 2022 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.
Due to the success of the talk held on 12th March it has been decided to follow this up with two new talks/demonstrations detailing what to do and when in the dahlia growers year. Dates for new events are 21st May & 23rd July
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
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 Exhibit in the Chrysanthemum Section was won by Mo Dixon.
Tracey Rhodes won several awards including Best Vase and the Jim Buttle Cup with a 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 A winner was Mick Geal with six vases of Amber Gigantic, and was awarded the County Trophy.
Championship B winner was Mr Alan Brown, who staged vases of Cerise Patricia Millar & Coral Patricia Millar. This exhibit was awarded the Canadian Centennial Trophy and N.C.S. Silver Medal.
Championship C was won by Mr Barry Jackman with a vase of Shelia Coles and 2 vases of Louise Cox, this exhibit was also awarded the Margaret Scovell Cup.
Mr Barry Jackman won Championship E with vases of Mundial, Golden Mundial and Rose Mundial. The Glyn Hill Trophy was awarded for the 3 vases.
Mr Mick Geal won the Surrey Green Rosette, Surrey Purple Rosette and Surrey Silver Medal for Best Exhibit in Section A - open classes with Alexis in class 3.
The A.G.M. was held on Monday 6th December 2021 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.