National Dahlia Society of New Zealand

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The National Dahlia Society Trial Grounds are at Paradise Gardens, Hinds

Managers: John and Jeanette Cuthbertson

Contact: 45 Gray Street,R.D.3, Hinds, Ashburton 7773
Phone : 03 303 7032

Hinds is part of the Ashburton District and is located 19 kms south of Ashburton on State Highway One. The trial grounds here are well separated from the main dahlia display by a fence. The garden is divided into two beds with a walkway up the middle. It is surrounded with windbreak as the Canterbury plains are renowned for the strong Nor'westers that strike during Summer.

Members are always welcome to view the Grounds.

Trial Ground Results 2023

Kotare Trophy for Exhibition Dahlias

1st A and J Davey
Rural Sunshine, Collerette
2nd Mr and Mrs W and K Jack
Oreti Ace, Min Decorative
Light Orange
89.2 points
3rd A and J Davey
Rural Flo, collerette
4th Place, A Lambert
Summerhouse Garden Elise, Miniature Fimbriated
87.1 points

Annabella Martin Trophy for Garden Dahlias

1st A and J Davey
Rural Sunshine, Collerette"
91 points
Second equal ,John Russell "
Little Gem, Dwarf Single
89 points
Second equal, W and K Jack
Oreti Pip,single
89 points
Second equal, S Burns
Skelmersdale Jane, Min Decorative "
White/lav flush
89 points
Second equal, G and B Andrew
Acacia Mist,collerette
89 points
Second equal, G and B Andrew
Acacia Mark,
89 points
3rd Place, J and J Cuthbertson
Joal Noah
Dark red
89 points