The society was formed in 1932 and is over 80 years old. The aim of the society is promote the cultivation and exhibiting of dahlias and chrysanthemums. We hold monthly meetings during the winter months, the meetings are held in the Bairds and Scottish social club in Coatbridge. The meetings take place on the first Thursday of the month and everyone is welcome.
The show attracts exhibitors from all over the British Isles from Bristol to Aberdeen. We hope to welcome exhibitors and judges from England, Ireland, Wales and of course Scotland. The society hopes as many people as possible will attend the show to make it a great success.
Alistair Gray gave an excellent talk on Blanch Leeks and demonstrated why he is at the top of the leek growing world.
A superb buffet lunch was served by the Gilvenbank Hotel that was enjoyed by all.
Gavin Thomson from Premier Hydroponics gave us an insight into propagating and growing without soil. Very interesting.
The raffle followed and then outside for the plant sale. Plants were donated by members and once again we are indebted to Cruickshanks Nursery for their donation of plants that forms the majority of plants on sale.
SCOTLAND BEAT ENGLAND
At the recent Northern Conferance the Scottish Dahlia Team beat the English Team in a Dahlia Quiz.
This year's SNC&DS Schedule has been uploaded on the Annual Show info page.
Details of the date of the AGM is available on the Key Dates page.
The results section has now been updated for the 2016 National Show.