National Dahlia Society of New Zealand

Blue Bayou Precocious Annamari Oreti Rebel Claire de Lune

List of shows being held in 2023

National Shows 2023

The North Island National Dahlia Show

Hosted by Hamilton Dahlia Society
At the Hamilton Gardens ,12th March

has been cancelled


Hamilton Gardens

Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens at Waikato's most visited tourist destination. The international award-winning Hamilton Gardens is unique; it tells "the story of gardens". Hamilton Gardens is not a botanical garden. Instead, its concept acknowledges there is a story to tell about gardens, their development over time and across cultures, and their use. The concept has been compared to a museum, where each garden collection has historic integrity and provides a window into the story of civilisations, their arts, beliefs and lifestyles.

Things to do and see in Hamilton

The South Island National Dahlia Show

Hosted by the Christchurch and Ashburton Dahlia Circles
To be held at the Tinwald Memorial Hall, Ashburton
18th and 19th February 2023

Caroline Bay Hall

Tinwald is a town in Canterbury. It lies to the south of the larger town of Ashburton , separated from it by the Ashburton River / Hakatere. The town was named after Tinwald Downs in Scotland, birthplace of an early European resident and owner of much of the land, Robert Wilkin. The nearby town of Ashburton sits between the Rakaia and Rangitata Rivers. When European settlers first arrived here, the area was a dry, tussock-covered expanse with hardly any trees. Extensive irrigation schemes have transformed the land, and the story of Ashburton’s triumph over drought is told at the town’s main museum (there are six museums in Ashburton, including a vintage railway museum, aviation museum and car museum). Local art and craft galleries provide interesting shopping. Both of the nearby rivers are known for salmon and sea-run trout.

Activitivies near Ashburton