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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.

Schedule of Events

Next RIDS Meeting 

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North Kingstown Community Center

30 Beach St, North Kingstown, RI 02852 · 

Date Sunday June 5, 2022 at 1:30 PM

"Ask the Experts"

The RIDS Meeting at 1:30PM on June  5, 2022 will be live at the N. Kingstown Community Center (formally Coldspring Community Center) and on zoom.  

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. 

Past Events

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Show at the Washington County Fair

On August 14th 2021 the Annual Washington County Fair was held despite Covid interference. The Fair was well attended and the blooms were outstanding.

The next Washington County Fair Show will be Saturday 8/20/2022 in the Agriculture Building 78 Richmond Townhouse Rd, Richmond RI.

The 55th Annual RIDS Annual Dahlia Show completed successfully

The September 2021 Show was a success which was particularly enjoyable since the 2020 show was cancelled because of the pandemic.

The 56th Annual Dahlia Show will take place on 9/10/22 from 4-7 PM

and 9/11/22 from 10 AM to 4 PM

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