Welcome to the American Dahlia Society (ADS) Website
New to our site? Please visit our welcome page.
Members – Don’t forget to cast your ballot for the ADS Election of Officers. You may vote by US Post or email. Instructions and ballot are available on the Members Info Page, under Executive Committee.
American Dahlia Society 2018 National Show
The Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society and Longwood Gardens invite you to join us September 20-23, 2018, for the 52nd American Dahlia Society National Show.
Longwood Gardens boasts over 1000 acres of gardens and natural landscapes. Since 2008 when we hosted our last ADS National Show, the Main Fountain Gardens have undergone a $95-million renovation. The largest Green Wall in North America, three elaborate tree houses, and expanded dahlia gardens have been added to the list of attractions. As attendees of the National Show, you will have unlimited access to Longwood throughout the run of the show.
In addition, your registration will include a buffet luncheon and a formal banquet, both staged in the historic Ballroom located in the Main Conservatory. Other perks include special parking, educational seminars, guided in-house tours of Longwood Gardens, and an exclusive Fountain Show to end the banquet. Dr. Jorge Nieto Soleto, Director of the Botanical Garden of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Spanish: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), the largest university system in Latin America, will be one of our speakers; you may know that the national flower of Mexico is the dahlia! More than 2000 blooms will be on display throughout the four-acre Grand Conservatory, with the major categories on the beautiful Fern Floor. We look forward to seeing you all and are ready to provide a memorable experience built around a truly spectacular dahlia show. More Info.