Askwith Dahlias

The home of Ernie Cawkwells award winning dahlias

About Us

Ernie Cawkwell has been in the horticultural business  for over 50 years. He owned Askwith Nurseries from 1958 and ran the business  for nearly 50 years, during this time he displayed dahlias in trade stands winning many awards. He sold the business when his wife Josephine died in 2007.

Since then, he has focused his energies on developing new varieties of dahlia by cross-breeding dahlias.  He has breed a number of award winning exhibition dahlias including Askwith Carl, Minnie, Roger and Josephine

His interest in dahlias and trade stands have not diminished, he can be found manning the bureaus of the National Dahlia Society  (Northern  Committee) commencing in March at Harrogate Spring Show and ending at the Autumn Flower show at Harrogate. His dahlias, in all their vivid colours, have toured the country over years as part of the floral  displays, picking up a string of prizes.

Southport 2015

Most blooms supplied by Askwith Dahlias