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 Grey 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.

A new Trial Ground is to be set up to complement the South Island Trial Ground at Hinds. This will give breeders the opportunity to have new seedlings trialled in two different climatic areas. The Manawatu District Council has approved the use of a garden in Kowhai Park Fielding, adjacent to the Mason Family Rose Garden. There will be room to trial up to 20 cultivars.

Manager: Mr Eddie Johns

Contact: P.O.Box 81, Rongotea 4865
Phone: 022 674 1224
Dennis Rodgers
Phone: 06 323 7765

Trial Ground Results 2020

Kotare Trophy for Exhibition Dahlias

1st P and V Burrell
Kotare Kate, medium Fimbriated
83.2 points
2nd Mr and Mrs R and A KIng
Popeye,large pom
lavender,white base
81 points
3rd P and V Burrell
Kotare Amelia,medium Fimbriated

Annabella Martin Trophy for Garden Dahlias

1stR and A King
Popeye, large Pom"
white,lavender base
87.5 points
2nd P and V Burrell
Kotare Kate,medium fimbriated "
2nd P and V Burrell
Kotare Amelia,medium fimbriated "