Our society welcomes all who love dahlias. Our large membership includes novices, amateurs and experts, and our gardens vary greatly in size and style. Some members are dedicated competitors for ribbons and trophies, and other who just want pretty dahlias for borders and bouquets.
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Minnesota Dahlia Society Membership
Our members have opportunities to learn proven techniques from our programs and get hands-on experience in our ADS Trial Garden. Two September Dahlia Shows give members a stage to exhibit their best blooms and win awards. The MDS is a member driven society where members are encouraged to participate on committees or serve in board positions.
Our general meetings are on the second Mondays in February, March, May, October, and December. Other events include a Spring Tuber Sale, Family Picnic, Garden Tour, and Awards Banquet. Nonmembers are welcome to attend most of the events.
American Dahlia Society Membership
By joining the ADS, you will support the mission and activities of the ADS including; the Dahlia Classification System, research, trial gardens and seedling evaluation thus enabling new dahlias to be released, the network of dahlia shows and judges for the shows. You will be part of a community where you will learn about dahlias, meet fellow dahlia enthusiasts, and have fun! And you will receive ADS publications – quarterly Bulletins, the Classification and Handbook of Dahlias, Judging Roster, Show Reports – and have access to a member’s only partition of the ADS website.
When you purchase your ADS membership through MDS you are getting a discounted price (lower than you would see on their page). Memberships are for January 1 through December 31 regardless of when you pay your dues to MDS.