Welcome to the Rhode Island Dahlia Society (RIDS)

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An American Dahlia Society Participating Organization

Promoting the Growing, Showing, and Beauty of the Dahlia

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Established in 1964 in North Kingstown, the Rhode Island Dahlia Society (RIDS) was initially comprised of 12 members who enjoyed growing dahlias and wished to spread the word about this beautiful flower.

Schedule of Events

Next RIDS Meeting 

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North Kingstown Community Center

30 Beach St, North Kingstown, RI 02852 · 

 The next regular membership meeting is October 2, 2022 at 1:30 PM.  The topic is "Endings and Beginnings."  How to prepare your garden for winter, save seeds and get ready to harvest your tubers.   This will be a live meeting with a Zoom option for those that cannot physically attend.  The Judging Class is live only and will follow the business meeting at 3:30 PM.

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Annual Spring Tuber Sale

Sunday May 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM the annual RIDS INC Tuber Sale basically sold out in 2 hrs. The sale provided an incredible variety  and volume of award winning cultivars and bargains for those who just want pretty blooms.  If you if you were one of our lucky customers who braved the lines to come to our sale, click on the PDF button to the right for basic instructions on how to store your tubers until it is time to plant them outdoors in late May.  Join us as a member to learn much more about these remarkable plants. 

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Dahlia Shows

Show at the Washington County Fair

The 2022 Washington County Fair Dahlia Show was successfully completed on Saturday 8/20/2022 It was the largest crowd of attendees in the Fair's history by over 3000 additional people.  The  2022 Court of Honor is shown on the left

Click below for 2022 Show Schedule.

The 56th Annual RIDS  Dahlia Show took place  on Saturday 9/10/22 and was well subscribed by exhibitors and the public.



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