The Kitsap Dahlia Society is an active group of people committed to improving their knowledge and skill of growing dahlias. There is a wide range of membership experience, from beginners, to nationally known growers who have introduced many new varieties through the arduous process of introducing new varieties as required by the American Dahlia Society. There are over 100 members, willing to share their hard-earned knowledge and experience with each other. If you’re interested in learning more about dahlias and hanging out with people that share a common interest, come check us out.
Coming soon in April is our annual tuber sale it will be held at the Crystal Grange; on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 9 AM to 6 PM and again on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 AM to 5 PM. As a group we select and grow new dahlias that were introduced last year, as well as classics created from decades of experience. Come check out our selection of tubers at reasonable prices. All tubers are Locally grown by members of our society, so there’s no question whether they grow well in this climate because they are naturalized already.
The Kitsap Dahlia Society has been holding meetings since its inception in 1923. In 1925, under the guidance of President Henry Hatfield, KCDS became affiliated with the American Dahlia Society and held its first sanctioned dahlia show. We host an annual Dahlia show that is sanctioned by the American Dahlia Society at Kitsap County Fairgrounds, this year’s show will be held on August 2 – 3, 2014. This show will attract Dahlia enthusiasts from all over the state, both Dahlia growers and Dahlia admirers, so if you’re either a grower or an admirer we hope to see you at the show.
This year’s big event will be the 48th Annual American Dahlia Societies national show, which will be held in Washington, at the Tacoma convention center on August 28 through September 1, 2014. There will be thousands of dahlias to see and many Dahlia related events, keep in mind the national show doesn’t come to Washington very often.