This video shows more than 100 varieties of Dahlias which have grown in our garden at Yewbarrow House. For most plants this number would be enough to form a National Collection, but the varieties of Dahlias can’t be numbered – this is because they don’t necessarily grow true from seed so that if you plant a 1000 seeds you could get hundreds of different varieties, some of which will be entirely new. The possibilities are endless.
The reason we have had so many Dahlias at Yewbarrow House is that we were privileged to have had one of the world’s leading Dahlia experts, Jack Gott, looking after the garden for us. Sadly, since June last year we have had to manage without Jack’s wisdom and expertise, so this year Dahlias won’t play the leading role in the garden. This video is a tribute to what Jack achieved.