Calendar of Events – 2021

The National Capital Dahlia Society has not disappeared. We were victims of technology and COVID depression. Our website company changed its log-in procedures and totally stymied this writer who has more experience with flowers than with computers. I have enlisted some help and hope to be more current.

We are still conducting meetings with Zoom. To participate, send me an email at, and I will make sure you get a link.

  • February 10:  Virtual Meeting and Education
  • March 10:  Virtual Meeting and Education
  • April 14:  Virtual Meeting and Education
  • May 8:  DAHLIA TUBER AND PLANT SALE – 9:00 AM to 1 PM, Brookside Gardens,
    Silver Spring MD. (Click HERE for Directions)
  • May 12:  Davis Library, Meeting and Tuber Sale (if possible)
  • May 23:  ADS – NCDS-ADS Trial Garden Planting Day Montgomery Cty Ag. History Park, Derwood MD
  • June 16:  Davis Library Meeting and Tuber/Plant Sale (if possible)
  • August 22:  NCDS Mid-Summer Dahlia Show Montgomery CIty Ag. History Park, Derwood MD (see schedule below)
  • August 29:   7:30am – 11:30am, Maryland State Fair Dahlia Show, Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium Maryland. Schedule available online at
  • September 2- 4:  Gettysburg Dahlia Society Show, Biglerville, PA. Entries must be staged by 9am on September3rd. More information at:
  • September 4:  Gettysburg MD Dahlia Show
  • September 9-12:  American Dahlia Society National Show, Wooster, OH
  • September 10-12:  Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society Annual Show, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
  • September 15:  Davis Library Meeting
  • September 18-19:  Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society Show, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Sq. PA
  • September 24-26:  National Capital Society Annual Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton MD – 2pm to 5pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday (Bloom Sale at 3 pm on Sunday)
  • October 1:  Meeting Davis Library
  • October 24:  NCDS-ADS Trial Garden “Dig Day” Montgomery Cty Ag. History Park, Derwood MD
  • November 10:  Meeting Davis Library. Education: Tuber Dividing and Storage.

*Directions are on the Website

Schedule of Events for NCDS Mid-Summer Show
Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, MD
6am – 1:00pm, August 22, 2021

6:00am               Begin set-up

6:30am               Begin staging

9:00am               Seedling Bench entries due in

9:30am               Entries close – All entries submitted for judging (please limit total entries to no more than 20)

9:35am               Begin Judging

10:30am             Judging complete and open show to members

11:00am             Awards ceremony and recognition

11:15am             Open show to public

11:30-1:00pm     Bring your own lunch or snacks if desired.

1:00pm               Begin breakdown of show and clean-up