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About 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!  
Twice a year - with our Winter Bulletin and summer publication,  The Dahlia Annual - we keep members informed on every aspect of dahlia news, with items covering culture, trials, shows, cultivar selection, etc.  These books are issued free to members, and in addition, on enrolment, our current Classified Directory (containing lists of recommended cultivars) and 'Dahlias For You' by Ted Collins are also sent free of charge to the new member.  
Other events are organised annually, like our conferences, held around the country in March.  Mention must be made of the Society's unique information service, that helps members with any problems they might have and provides for personal contact with our representatives in Wales, Scotland and Ireland.  We also have linking contacts with international dahlia societies, this forming a chain of information for our members that spans the globe.   
You can enrol today, and become part of this friendly group of dahlia lovers.  You won't regret it!  

  NDS Accounts 2017 -2018
 The signed accounts for the Society for 2017 - 2018 are available here: NDS Accounts 2017 - 2018

Society Officers

Immediate Past President: Ted Collins
President: Ron Guest
Patrons:  Noel Bracewell
Ted Collins
Ernie Cawkwell
Joyce Peat
John Peat
Chairman vacancy
Vice-Chairman David Bates
Hon Treasurer Dave Reid
General Secretary June Nash

Regional Representatives

In addition to the above, the Society has some regional representatives who represent the views of their area and act as liaison officers with the NDS.
flageire flag   &   ulster flag Ireland:  David Moloney,
 6, Toberaheen, Clommel Co. Tipperary, Ireland
 click here to send David an e-mail   
scotland flag Scotland: Ross Ainslie,
Garo, Burnside, Pitlessie By Cupar, Fife, KY15 7SZ
Wales flag  Wales: Mike Davies,
31, Kings Hill, Hengoed, Glamorgan, CF82 7NL
 click here to send Mike an e-mail 

Click here to go to Welsh Dahlia Society web site

Affiliated 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 to the 'Join the NDS' page and see how to become affiliated.