Dave is a respected dahlia researcher, author and educator from England. Dave was very active in the affairs of the National Dahlia Society for many years. Most noteworthy are his contributions to dahlia classification.
He has traveled to the U. S. and has joined us for at least one ADS National Show. He is a delightful dahlia man and it is interesting and enlightening to be in his company.
We are honored to present David Bates with an ADS Silver Medallion. Dave more than fits the profile of a dahlia ambassador; he is someone recognized world-wide for his knowledge of the dahlia.