Stone Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society

Incorporating The Garden Club


Please scroll down the page for details of our Trips and the Annual Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society Open Show in September. See the Photo Gallery for photos of 2018 trips.

2019 TRIPS

Following the success of the London holiday we have organised another exciting trip in conjunction with Regent Travel. This year’s trip is to Harrogate, in time for the Spring Show (April 25th – 28th) and with visits to Newby Hall Gardens and RHS Harlow Carr included. Download further details here. The cost will be from £398pp for the 4 days. The trip is now open to non-members – ask Regent Travel for details.


Our Annual plant sale, general garden plants and vegetables provided by members, is  held in May. See the Photo Gallery page for pictures of the Hall before the Sale in 2017.

The Annual Sale is held at:-

St. Michael’s Hall, Lichfield Street ST15 8BB

Light refreshments are provided and admission is FREE.

2018 TRIPS

21st April

Our first trip of the year took us to Middleport Pottery – home of The Great Pottery Throwdown in time for coffee and biscuits (included in the price)and then on to Keele University to see the National Collection of Flowering Cherries . This was followed by a visit to Whitmore Tearooms for tea and cream scones.

9th – 11th June

A three day holiday visiting RHS Wisley, some of the gardens during London’s Open Gardens Weekend and Oxford Botanical Gardens. This proved very popular – so much so that a trip to Harrogate for the Spring Show in 2019 has been organised.

8th July

A bus trip to Abbeywood Gardens and Plant Fair. A whole day of plants with time to explore the grounds of Abbeywood. The house is not open. Abbeywood Gardens have just been listed as one of the RHS ‘Gardens to Visit’

20th September

We will visit Wightwick Manor (National Trust) with tea/coffee on arrival, a tour of the Manor and time for a wander around the gardens. Then on to John’s Garden at Ashwood Nursery to see the Autumn display at this stunning garden. There will be time to shop!

For further information about our trips and visits please email or ask at one of our meetings.



Our 32nd Annual Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society Open Show was held on Saturday 15th September at

Walton Community Centre,LR eddit e(20 of 13)

Whitemill Lane,




ST15 0EQ.

The Show opens to the public at 2pm and admission is FREE. Come and see some wonderful displays.

Flowers are on sale throughout the afternoon. . . .

. . . . for collection at 4pm.

Plenty of free parking on site.

Further details can be downloaded here  for details of entry classes and where to send your entry and you can download an Entry Form here.

Photos from the Show are on our Photo Gallery page