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Welcome to the National Dahlia Society

Welcome To The National Dahlia Society

PLEASE NOTE: Our office will be closed from 17 October 2021 to 2 November 2021 for our Annual Stocktake.  We will deal with any orders/emails or messages after this time.  Thank you for your understanding.

The National Dahlia Society was formed in 1881 and for over a century has given unbroken service to gardeners interested in this wonderful flower. We are now a registered charity, which seeks to promote the dahlia by means of exhibitions (shows), trials and conferences. We are the world’s largest all-dahlia society and annually hold our main exhibitions at RHS Wisley and the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, Yorkshire, with reduced admission for members of course!

Membership Plans

We have a range of membership plans available. Please view our memberships shop page to see all the available options.

Annual Price



  • Quarterly Newsletter
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Annual Price



  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • eBooks
  • Digital Annual
Apply Now

Annual Price



  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • eBooks
  • Digital Annual
  • Paper Annual
  • Society Medals & Cards
  • Wisley / Harrogate Discount
  • Show Entry Allowed
Apply Now

Upcoming Shows & Events


Members September Show

  • Date & Time Entries close 8.00 pm 24th September Staging 9.30 - 11.30 am 26th September Show opens 1.30 - 3.30 pm
  • Contact info.surreycads@gmail.com

  • Date & Time Saturday & Sunday 10/11 September 2022 Staging 10am-12.45pm Sat 10th (no prior registration required) Open for viewing 4pm-7pm Sun 12th - open for viewing 10am-4.30pm. Exhibits to be collected 4.30pm-5.15pm Sunday (any remaining exhibits auctioned for show funds)
  • Contact lynsey.booth@btinternet.com


Beccles & District Hort. Society

NDS Societies

A number of dahlia and other societies are Affiliated Societies of the National Dahlia Society. This gives them the right to enter inter – society classes at National Shows and to award National Dahlia Society medals at their own shows, as well as advertising their presence in NDS publications. In addition they receive the literature that individual members receive on joining. If your society is not affiliated but wishes to become so, then  please click the link below to see how to become affiliated.

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Please be patient.

The General Secretary will be out of the office, at shows, on and off for the rest of September but […]