The next event for The Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society is our Annual Dahlia Show at Longwood Gardens. Set-up begins at noon (meet at the storage locker) on Friday, September 11. Staging follows until 7 pm. Staging on Saturday begins at 6 am and ends at 11 am. No entries will be allowed after 11 am. All judges need to report for their duties at 10:45 am.

The Show is open to the public from 1 to 6 pm on Saturday, September 12, and from 9 am to 6 pm on Sunday, September 13.

The 2015 Show Program is available here.

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For pictures of the 2014 show, visit The Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society Facebook page.


The 2014 Show Results are available here as a PDF.

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The 2013 Show Results are available here as a PDF.

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The 2012 Show Results are available here as a PDF. To view the results, you will need Adobe Reader. Download Adobe Reader.

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Many thanks to all who purchased tubers at the Genesis Walkway in Kennett Square and at Longwood Gardens. The members of The Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society had a successful growing and storage year, resulting in a particularly nice selection of tubers for sale. Thanks to all who donated their tubers and worked at the sale. We hope that all who purchased tubers have good luck; don't forget to consult your Growing Dahlias brochure for advice and information. Perhaps some of you will display them at our show in September!

All are welcome to join our dahlia society; our membership fee is very reasonable and entitles you to the quarterly newsletter and our four annual meetings.

Details and the membership form are available under the About tab, then GPDS membership, above.


The Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society

The Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society was founded in 1948 for the purpose of promoting the dahlia in its many forms and varieties. An annual Dahlia Show is held in September. Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is kind enough to allow us to use their beautiful facility as a backdrop for the fruits of our labor. Anyone interested in growing dahlias is invited to participate in the Society.

For Your Information

Of Dahlia Myths and Aztec Mythology, The Dahlia in History

by Martin Kral

"Stop me if you already have heard this one..."

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Dahlia Discussion Group

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Upcoming Events:


September 11-13, 2015

Longwood Gardens

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Please check the Events page for more details.

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