2018 Trial Garden Locations/Contacts

Please note that each Trial Garden has its own schedule for accepting entries based on their local growing season. Follow the guidelines for each garden. Please send viable, healthy tubers or plants.

Reservations are essential at each of the gardens. Please cancel reservations if you won’t be able to send entries.

Send a picture of the entry with the application.

Entry forms are available in two formats:
Trial Garden Entry Form:   pdf Format    doc Format

If you send handwritten forms, please be sure they are clearly legible.

 

EASTERN – NEW YORK

Michael Shukofsky – 516-437-0143
25 Barbara Street
Elmont, New York 11003
kathleen07@optonline.net

Limit of 50 cultivars. Make checks payable to: Michael Shukofsky. Send roots or plants after May 1st.

 

NORTH CENTRAL – MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.

Larry Bagge – 612 597 5883
13600 Mystic Lake Dr. NW
Shakopee, MN 55379
Lnsbagg7@aol.com – for reservations

Send tubers or plants to:

John Kooiman – 612 749 9423
1610 Rhode Island Ave. N
Golden Valley, MN  55437
jkbeehive@comcast.net      

Limit of 24 cultivars. Make checks payable to North Central Trial Garden.
Send tubers April 15th, send plants May 1st.

 

MIDWEST – BONNEYVILLE, INDIANA

Mac Boyer – 574-848-4888
16816 County Road 10
Bristol, Indiana 46507
Manorsam@aol.com

Make checks payable to: Mac Boyer. Limit of 35 cultivars.
Each originator limited to 4 entries.
Send roots by April 15th, plants by May 15th.

 

CANBY OREGON TRIAL GARDEN

Location:
995 NW 22nd Ave
Canby, OR 97013
Open dawn to dusk

Many thanks to Swan Island Dahlias for their ongoing support of the trial garden location and operation.

Contact:
Teresa Bergman
LarryTeresa@msn.com

Make reservations and send entries to:
     Mark Oldenkamp
     23702 S. Central Point Rd.
     Canby, OR, 97013
     dahliafan57@gmail.com
     503-367-1122

Make checks payable to the Portland Dahlia Society. Limit of 30 cultivars. Send roots by April 8 and plants by May 1.  Sorry, we can’t return tubers at the end of the season.

 

INLAND EMPIRE – SPOKANE, WASH.

Gary Plowman – 509-924-4394
10509 E. Dean Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
gdplowman@comcast.net

Limit of 35 cultivars. Please send tubers starting April 15th, plants starting May 1st. Make checks payable to: Inland Empire Dahlia Society.

 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST-TACOMA, WASH.

Location:
Point Defiance Park
Tacoma, Washington
Open dawn to dusk

Contact:
Marilyn Walton – 253-564-0459
Walton50@msn.com

Send entries, form and checks all together following the mailing directions below:

Mailing through the U.S. Post Office:
     Point Defiance Greenhouse
     5400 North Shirley. Box #12
     Tacoma, WA. 98407

Mailing through UPS, Fed-Ex, DHL:
     Point Defiance Greenhouse
     5402 North Shirley
     Tacoma, WA. 98407

Make checks payable to: Metro Parks District. Send Tubers April 15th – Plants May 1st. Sorry we can’t return tubers at the end of the season.

 

PIPER CREEK TRIAL GARDEN

Lorne McArthur  – 403-346-4902
37514 RGE RD 273, Red Deer County
AB. Canada T4E 1N1
marilyn.mcarthur@hotmail.com

Limit of 30 cultivars.  Send tubers April 1 to 15 for greenhouse for planting out June 1 – 7.

 

MID-ATLANTIC TRIAL GARDEN

John Spangenberg – 410-707-6982
PO Box 146
Damascus, MD 20872
John.Spangenberg@verizon.net

Limit of 27 cultivars, Make checks payable to National Capital Dahlia Society.
Send tubers April 15th, send plants May 1st

 

Trial Garden Rules

1. See the Classification and Handbook of Dahlias for complete Trial Garden rules.

2. Only undisseminated cultivars will be accepted for trial.

3. A fee of $12 is required for each entry in each Trial Garden.

4. Varieties sent must be in their fourth or greater year.

5. Cultivars may only be entered for two consecutive years.

6. Stock will be destroyed at the end of the season unless originator requests return. If the garden can accommodate the request, an additional fee of $10 plus shipping is required.

7. Solid colored sports of variegated cultivars are not eligible for entry.

8. Medal winners must be disseminated the following season. Inform the Trial Garden Director if dissemination plan changes.