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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 June 4, 2023 at 1:30 PM  The subject will be How to Manage the Early Growth of Dahlia Plants. The speaker is Dan Christina, Director of Horticulture, Blithewold.  

Following this there will be a short business meeting followed by a member's tuber event and swap concluding with a judging class.   This is a live meeting only with no Zoom link.

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Annual Spring Tuber Sale  

this years sale was held  Sunday May 7, 2023 at 1:00- 3:30PM. The Sale was held at the North Kingstown Community Center

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This sale provided an incredible variety  and volume of award winning cultivars. There were also bargain grab bags for those who just want pretty blooms. For a partial list of tubers in this sale click Here.

 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. 

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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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