Scottish National Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Society
Scottish National Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Society

Key Dates 2017

Spring Seminar

Date: 23rd April 2017

Venue: The Gilvenbank Hotel, Huntsmans Road, Glenrothes, KY7 6NL

Assembly time: 10am for coffee and registration

Speakers: Alistair Gray on vegetables and Premier Hydroponics

Lunch is provided 

Plant sale to follow talks

Raffle on the day, prizes welcome

Cost: £10

Names of those wishing to attend please email:- 

This is so that the hotel can arrange the lunches



Annual General Meeting


This will be held on 7th December 2017 in the

Bairds and Scottish Sports & Recreation Club,

100 Gartsherrie Road,




The A.G.M will comence at 7:30pm




The National Show results have now been uploaded.


This year's seminar will once again be held in the GILVENBANK HOTEL, GLENROTHES. KA7 6NL on Sunday 22nd April. The speakers are Richard and Pam Canning and the title of their talk is "I will walk 400 miles".  Ian Stocks is the other speaker and his talk is "Forward thinking".

The seminar starts at 10am with coffee. Cost is £10 and includes lunch...a bargain!

There will be a raffle (donations welcome) and at the end of the seminar there will be the usual plant sale.

Members and non members are all welcome.

Return of an Old Trophy to the Society

Earlier this year Mr. Donald Baxter from Newarthill was clearing out his loft, when he came across an old trophy. The trophy was inscribed:-

Presented to the S.N.C. & D. Society by Andrew M. Bryce ESQ, Hon. President, for 12 vases Disbudded Chrysanthemums’

The Society was formed in 1932 and the first winner in 1934 was a Mr. John Beattie from Bothwell.

Thereafter in 1935 & 1936 the Trophy was won by a Mr. Donald Fergusson from Newarthill.

The trophy is also engraved ‘Finally won by Donald Fergusson 1937’

In those days if it was won in three consecutive years by the same person, they were presented with and allowed to keep the trophy.

Donald Fergusson was the grand-father of Donald Baxter.

Mr. Baxter made contact with the Society and has kindly offered to return the trophy. He had a plaque attached to the trophy which reads:

Returned to the S.N.C. & D. Society in June 2017 by the family of Donald Fergusson’

He also commissioned a presentation box lined with blue silk.

The Society is indebted to the family of Donald Fergusson for their kind and thoughtful gesture.

Donald Baxter has prepared a brief history of his grand-father and his achievements.

                BREAKING NEWS


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 2017 National Show.


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