The Stone Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society will be holding its 31st Annual Open Show on Saturday September 16th at Walton Community Centre, Whitemill Lane, Stone and is open to the public from 2pm. The Show is well-known in the region with growers coming from all over Staffordshire, the West Midlands and Derbyshire to take part. We are a very friendly group and novices are more than welcome to take part in the Show in both the Chrysanthemum and Dahlia sections – plenty of help can be given if required. You can download an entry form here. You will also need to download the brochure of Show Regulations for details of entry classes and the address to send your entry form. These General Show Regulations, classes for entry and further details can be downloaded here.
Blooms are brought to Walton for setting up on Friday from 3.30 – 8pm and on Saturday from 7 – 10am. Chrysanthemums will be judged, under National Chrysanthemum Society Rules, by Mr Arthur Wright and Dahlias by Mr Barry Smith under National Dahlia Society Rules. Stone Town Mayor will be presenting the trophies at 3pm and flowers will be for sale throughout the afternoon for collection at 4pm.
Walton Community Centre is in Whitemill Lane off the A34 northbound (towards Newcastle-under-Lyme) – the first turn on the left after the Shell garage on the roundabout. A link to a map via the postcode can be found on our Events page.