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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 Oct 1, 2023 at 1:30 PM  The teaching subject will be Seedlings and also how to manage the fall dahlia garden. This will be followed at 2:15 PM with the business meeting till 2:45PM  There will then be a refreshment break and at 3:00PM there will be judging class ( the anatomy of the dahlia),

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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 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. Results will be posted soon. To see the show schedule click below. 

The 57th Annual RIDS  Dahlia Show including Artistic Arrangements and a Photo Contest

took place  on Saturday 9/9/23 at 3:00 PM -7:00 PM and Sunday 9/10/23 at 10:00 AM-4:00 PM  and was free to the public as a community service. Click below for a show schedule including a photo contest entry form and rules  Results of the show will be posted when available.

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