NDS DahliaThe National Dahlia Society

Celebrating the Dahlia for Over 130 Years

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.

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  • 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


Droitwich Spa and Horticultural Society 72nd Annual Show 2020

  • Date & Time Open to the Public 1.00pm
  • Contact


Littlehampton Town Show 2020

  • Date & Time Saturday 12th September 2020 Open for viewing by the public 1.30pm to 5pm
  • Contact alanwhumphrey@aol.com

Waingroves Show 2020

  • Date & Time Staging Sat 12th Sept. 10am - 12.45pm Viewing Sat 12th Sept. 4pm - 7pm and Sun 13th Sept 10am-4.30pm
  • Contact lynsey.booth@btinternet.com

Waingroves Show


Beccles & District Hort. Society

NDS Societies

A number of dahlia, and other societies are affiliated societies to 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 go please click the link below see how to become affiliated.

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Now we have the new web site, existing members can renew on-line. This will save a lot of administration by […]