NDS Dahlia

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.

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15

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Upcoming Shows & Events

August

Surrey Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society

  • Date & Time SHOW DATE 21st AUGUST 2022 Entries close 8.00 pm 19th August 2022 Staging 9.30 - 11.30 am 21st August Show opens 1.30 - 3.30 pm
  • Contact info.surreycads@gmail.com

Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show

September

Littlehampton Town Show 2022

  • Date & Time Saturday 10th September 2022 Open for viewing by the public 1.30pm to 5pm
  • Contact alanwhumphrey@aol.com

Surrey Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society

  • Date & Time Entries close 8.00 pm 8th September Staging 7.00 - 11.00 am 11th September Show opens 2.30 - 4,00 pm
  • Contact info.surreycads@gmail.com

Waingroves Show (Derbyshire)

  • 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

Annual Autumn Show Saturday 17 September 2022

Bishop Auckland C&D Society

  • Date & Time 18th September 2022 Benching 8.00 - 12.00 Open to the public from 3.00-5.00pm
  • Contact liz.drake1@outlook.com

Surrey Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Society

  • Date & Time Entries close 8.00 pm 23rd September Staging 9.30 - 11.30 am 25th September Show opens 1.30 - 3.30 pm
  • Contact info.surreycads@gmail.com

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.