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Welcome to the Rhode Island Dahlia Society (RIDS)

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THE RHODE ISLAND DAHLIA SOCIETY INC

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.

News:

Membership for the Rhode Island Dahlia Society is now available  online

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Schedule of Events Next Meeting

North Kingstown Community Center

30 Beach St, North Kingstown, RI 02852 ·

The next meeting will be June 2, 2024 at the N. Kingstown Community Center

The Teaching subject at 1:30 PM will be "BRIX" Understanding how it effects Plant Pests.

The Business meeting will start at  2:15 PM followed by Judging Class which will include a discussion of Species Dahlias. 

Bring your extra tubers to this meeting to swap with other members. 

To see the schedule of events for 2024 click here

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Annual Spring Tuber Sales  

This year there were two sales. The first was held  Sunday May 5 2024 at 1:00- 3:30PM. at the North Kingstown Community Center.

There was also be a second sale on

Saturday May 11, 2024 10am-3pm, Held at  Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Rd,, Bristol, RI 02809

A partial list of tubers in this years  sale   are listed here.

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 Click on the PDF button 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. 

Dahlia Shows

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Show at the Washington County Fair

The 2023 Washington County Fair Dahlia Show  took place on August 19, 2023 on Saturday and Sunday August 20. The crowd at the fair was enormous on a perfect summer day.  To see the show schedule click the PDF button below. To see the show results click here

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The 58th Annual RIDS  Dahlia Show including Artistic Arrangements and Photo Contest 

will take  place  on Saturday 9/7/24 at 3:00 PM -7:00 PM and Sunday 9/8/24 at 10:00 AM-4:00 PM  and will be free to the public as a community service.

Become a Show Prize Booster with a donation of at least $25.

For the results of the 2023 RIDS Photo Contest click on the photo below

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