South Africa

None of our societies have their own web sites and it is unlikely that they would have one in the foreseeable future, given the fact that most of our members are pensioners who don't have access or can afford the technology.

In South Africa there are at present only six dahlia societies, four of which are in the Cape Town area within a radius of 50 km. The others are in Wellington,( some 150 km
from us) and Port Elizabeth. Our total active membership is 65.

Here are the names and contact details of the four local societies:-

 Grassy Park Horticultural Society (Est. 1959)
Richard Veldsman ( Secretary)
20, 2nd Avenue
Grassy Park. 7945.
South Africa
Tel. + 27 21 7054323
 Gleemore Horticultural Society (Est. 1931)
A A Adams (Secretary)
15 Honeyside Road
Belthorne Estate. 7780
Crawford. South Africa
Tel + 27 21 6972638
 Bellville Dahlia Society (Est. 1986)
Tommy Robinson (Secretary)
19 Arum Street
Sarepta. Kuils River. 7580
South Africa
Tel +27 21 9031951
 Ravensmead Horticultural Society (Est. 1975)
Desmond Seragie
140 Christian Street
South Africa
Tel : + 27 21 9310531
A few years ago my friend Ronnie Adams,published a brief history of dahlia growing in South Africa in the Puget dahlia Annual. I have an idea that it was in 1989 but I'm not absolutely certain. Cyril Higgo would give you a different perspective of the dahlia scene in South Africa. He remains the finest breeder of fims.
John Andrea
48 Caledon Street
Bellville South. 7530
South Africa,
Tel + 27 21 9514308

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