Welcome from the Minnesota Dahlia Society (MDS)
We were established in 1929 to promote and support the growing, showing, and enjoyment of dahlias. Affiliated with the American Dahlia Society, we are an all-volunteer organization comprised of members of varying degrees of knowledge and expertise who are eager to answer questions. We are also a participating Member Society of the Midwest Dahlia Conference.
If you also love dahlias and want to learn some best practices for growing these beautiful flowers, join us at one of our events. You will meet other dahlia enthusiasts, learn first-hand from local growers, and have a lot of fun! We manage the Dahlia Trial Garden at the MN Landscape Arboretum and stage the MN State Fair Dahlia Show on Labor Day weekend and the Fall Dahlia Show at Bachman's two weeks later. We have a Tuber Sale each spring and also have an annual Dahlia Garden Tour and Picnic where we showcase select dahlia gardens in the area. Our General Meetings are open to the public and are on the Second Monday of the Month in February, March, May, October, December. Visitors are always welcome. See our calendar on the Events & Meetings page for more details.
After thoughtful deliberations, the MDS leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person General Meetings. We will be meeting online via Zoom beginning November 2020. We believe this is the responsible thing to do in light of the challenges introduced by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of our members and visiting guests are our top priority, making it inadvisable for our community to gather for our monthly MDS Member Meetings.
Check the Events & Meeting page for more updates.
If you also love dahlias and want to learn some best practices for growing these beautiful flowers, join us at one of our events or meetings.
You'll meet other dahlia enthusiasts, learn first-hand from local growers, and have lots of fun!
Grow with us
Be part of a community where you will learn about dahlias, meet fellow dahlia enthusiasts. Learn more about our membership options.