Upcoming Events


April 14, 2018

Tuber Preparation

Tuber preparation/tuber cutting in anticipation of tuber sale in May.  We will be bagging tubers for the annual sale at The Arboretum. This will also be the members only sale where members have first choice and can buy at a discount. Bring your own lunch. No tubers will be sold until we have completed our work and the clean up.

Time:  10:00 AM


The Bullington Center, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville NC, 28792

May 12, 2018

Annual Tuber Sale

Tme:  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Open to the public: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


The North Carolina Arboretum, inside the Education Center. 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC.

From Hwy 64/Hendersonville Hwy & & Hwy 280 (aka aka Asheville Hwy or Boyleston Hwy) approx. 2.8 miles. Follow the Right Lane onto N Caldwell St. Take the Second Right after Charlie's Tire onto W. Probart St. At the bottom of the hill, about 1.2 miles from your turn, Turn Left on Andante Lane. French Quarter will be on your right (above the road & flower garden, across from the lake).

June  9, 2018

Tour of Dahlia Plantings

Time:  11:30 AM

Discussion, Lunch, Garden Visit

Lunch is potluck – open to all. Bring something to share. Fried Chicken & beverages provided. Please RSVP (so we have a headcount for chicken) to cdsmembers@comporium.net



French Quarter, Andante Ln, Brevard Music Center, Brevard, NC

July 14, 2018

Tour of Dahlia Plantings

The entree’ will be provided by the CDS but a head count is needed to know how much so please RSVP Ivor if you plan on attending: castlebrea@yahoo.com

Time:  11:30 AM


The Bullington Center, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville NC.

Buddy confirmed the meeting will be at Cashiers. He wants to meet/gather at The Village Green parking lot (Where the trial garden was) at 10:00. we will then go to the High Hampton for judges training and possibly a mini show. If you have blooms bring some. We will have lunch on our own after this, at a sandwich shop in town. Then we may want to talk about the upcoming show or any other business that needs to be addressed. This is an important meeting for judges. For new people and those that haven't officially joined feel free to take part and this is to be a fun, learning meeting. I also have some names of lodging places for people needing it for the show: The Sunset Inn, The Providence Inn, The Terrace Hotel at Lake Junaluska, and the Waynesville Country Club (I heard was reasonable).

August 11, 2018

Tour and Judges Training

Tour a members dahlia planting. Will also hold judges training.

Time:  10:00 AM

September 15, 2018

Annual Dahlia Society Show

The Carolina Dahlia Society show is September 14-16 at the Haywood County Cooperative Extension building, 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville NC 28786.

  • Staging on 9/14/2018
  • Judging on 9/15/2018
  • Open to public after judging is complete, until 6:00 PM.
  • Open to the public on 9/16/2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Sale of blooms on 9/16/2018 at 3:00 PM

No parking or admission charge, hope to see you there.

October 27, 2018

Annual Show Recap

Business meeting and Annual Dahlia Show recap.

Time:  11:30 AM

Held in the private dining room at the J&S Cafeteria across from the Asheville Airport. The address is 30 Airport Park Road, Fletcher, NC 28732. This is the meeting where we wrap up the show and elect officers for the next two years. It is also the meeting where we pay membership dues for the 2019 year. Hope to see you there.

December 8, 2018

Christmas Party

Time:  11:30 AM

Location:  Bullington Gardens in Hendersonville

Members are asked to bring a side. The society will provide the meat.

The game will be played. To participate, please bring a gift suitable for a man or woman under $20.00.

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