The Midwest Dahlia Conference, in conjunction with the Elkhart Dahlia Society and the Bonneville Trial Garden, is pleased to announce a Dahlia Judging Seminar.
Starting around 9 or 10 AM in the morning, groups of dahlia growers will discuss the fine points of judging a dahlia correctly. This is an excellent time for new members to come and participate. By judging dahlias, discussions will center around how to grow the dahlias, trim them properly, and diagnose any problems that might be occurring. Experienced growers are always pleased to assist new growers in the groups.
About noon, we will break for a pot luck lunch. The members of the Elkhart Dahlia Society will bring the meat, while others from far away can bring salads in a cooler or desserts. Please remember to bring your own table settings. Some drinks will be provided, but you may wish to bring your favorite. Following lunch, there will be a symposium made up of teams of dahlia growers. They will be given a dahlia bloom or maybe even a three-some. The team will judge the quality of the bloom, its stem, and its leaves. A short report will be given by a member of each group. Please let new members of your club know about this opportunity, as we are seeking new growers especially.
Address of the Park: Bonneville Mill Park, 53373 County Road 131, Bristol, Indiana
To get to Bonneville Mill Park from the West: Get on Tollroad 80-90 and head East. Get off at Exit 101 (Bristol/Goshen). Turn left onto CR 15 and go 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Vistula Road (IN 120) and go 2.7 miles. Turn right onto CR 131 and drive a half mile into the Park.
To get to Bonneville Mill Park from the East: Take the 80-90 Toll road west and get off at Exit 107 (Constantine/Middlebury). Turn left onto CR 13 and go 1.7 miles. Turn left onto CR 120 (Vistula road) and go 4 miles. Turn left onto CR 131 which leads right in to Bonneville Park (1/2 mile).
To get to Bonneville Mill Park from the North: Take 131 across the border into Indiana (131 becomes IN-13). Go about 4 miles and turn right onto IN-120 (Vistula road) and head west for 4 miles. Turn left onto IN-131 which takes you in to Bonneville Park (1/2 mile).