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Welcome to the National Dahlia Society

Welcome To The National Dahlia Society

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
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Annual Price



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

Upcoming Shows & Events


Bishop Auckland C&D Annual Plant Sale

  • Date & Time Sat 22nd May 2021 9am-1.00pm
  • Contact


Melplash Horticultural Show 2021

Egham Royal Show


Littlehampton Town Show 2021

  • Date & Time Saturday 11th September 2021 Open for viewing by the public 1.30pm to 5pm
  • Contact alanwhumphrey@aol.com

Bishop Auckland C&D Society

  • Date & Time 19th September 2021 Benching 8.00 - 12.00 Open to the public from 3.00 - 5.00
  • Contact liz.drake1@outlook.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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