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 2022 South Island
Kotare Trophy for Exhibition Dahlias
| 1st M Papps
|2nd Mr and Mrs W and K Jack
||Oreti Laura, Small Ball
|3rd Mr ans Mrs W and K Jack
||Oreti Crystal, Miniature Cactus
Annabella Martin Trophy for Garden Dahlias
|1st J and J Cuthbertson
||Joal Amelia, Single"
|2nd M Papps
||Ecstatic, Giant Decorative "
|2nd G Switalla
||Grayval Graham, Small Decorative "
The National Dahlia Society Trial Grounds are at Kowhai Park, Fielding
A new Trial Ground has been 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
Phone: 06 323 7765
Trial Ground Results 2022 North Island
| 1st M and P McLaughlin
||Miss Taylor, Small Decorative
|2nd M and P McLaughlin
||Sune Victoria, Fimbriated
|3rd A Lambert
||Summerhouse Garden Elise, Miniature Fimbriated
| Christine Fiori
||Fiori Tammy, Miniature Decorative
||Rural Sunshine, Collerette
|1st Christine Fiori
||Fiori Tammy, Miniature Decorative"