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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.


Membership for the Rhode Island Dahlia Society is now available  online

Schedule of Events

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North Kingstown Community Center

30 Beach St, North Kingstown, RI 02852 · 

 The next meeting of the RIDS is Sunday  April 2, 2023 at 1:30 PM  the subject will be "The Art of the Dahlia”:  a beginner’s guide to showing your dahlias for all to enjoy.

This is a hands-on tutorial and there will be no zoom broadcast. 

Following this there will be a short business meeting followed by a judging class.

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Annual Spring Tuber Sale  

this years sale will be held  5/7/23. Details to be announced.

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 Results

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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