Carolinas Dahlia Society

Upcoming Events

March 16, 2019

Meet and Greet

We will talk about the years activities and events. If time allows I will have a Dahlias 101 at the end of the meeting for new members. If you haven’t joined and would like to, please feel free to come to the meeting and do so there. You can also click the button at the bottom of this web page to print out the form and send it with the fee to the address on the form.


This is a change from our normal 2nd Saturday because the Fletcher J&S has closed and the meeting room was booked at River Ridge.

Time:  11:30 AM


River Ridge J&S Cafeteria, 800 Fairview Rd., Asheville NC, 28903

Buddy Dean: at this point considered prostate cancer free!

April 13, 2019

Tuber Preparation

Tuber Dividing at Bullington Gardens in Hendersonville.  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


Thanks to all that came, worked and bought in the members only sale. Don’t forget the sale at the Arboretum on May the eleventh. Hope to see you there!

May 11, 2019

Annual Tuber Sale

Time:  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.

All tubers are five dollars each or per bag. If you buy ten or more you will get one extra tuber OF OUR CHOICE. We can only accept cash or checks.


June  TBD, 2019

Tour of Dahlia Plantings





July TBD, 2019

Tour of Dahlia Plantings



August 24, 2019

Judges Training and show prep


Time:  10:00 AM

Location: at Buddy Dean’s place, 40 Poinsettia Drive Cashiers NC.

This meeting is for judges training. You do not have to be a judge or interested in judging to attend. All who are interested in growing and learning about dahlias are urged to attend. Lunch will be on your own after the meeting at a little restaurant nearby. Hope to see you there!

If you are planning on exhibiting blooms at the CDS show this weekend would you please respond on facebook, with your  approximate number of entries. This information would be very helpful for set up and planning. Thank You!

September 21, 2019

Annual Dahlia Society Show

The Carolina Dahlia Society show at

The Haywood County Cooperative Extension
Conference Room
589 Raccoon Rd.
Waynesville NC 28786

  • Set Up on Thursday the 19th
  • Staging Friday  8 am until 8 pm
  • Judging on Friday  9/21/2019 @ 9 am
  • Open to public after judging is complete about noon, until 6:00 PM.
  • Open to the public on Sunday 9/22/2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Breakdown/cleanup at 3:00 PM

For out of town visitors there are motels and B&B’s within a few miles of the show venue. I would encourage you to go ahead and reserve a room if you need one as this is the start of the fall leaf looking season. No parking or admission charge, hope to see you there.

October 12, 2019

Show Wrap-up and  Awards

Business meeting and Annual Dahlia Show recap.

Time:  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The meeting will be at the J&S Cafeteria meeting room at 800 Fairview Rd, Asheville NC 28803.This is the business meeting and also show wrap up/awards meeting. We will be discussing/planning events and activities for the remainder of 2019 and also 2020. This is also the meeting when we pay dues for 2020. Be thinking about our future and come join us.

November 9th , 2019

Christmas Party

 End of Year Social and Meal

Time:  11:30 AM

At the Bullington Center, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville NC. The meat (ham) will be provided and you are asked to bring a covered dish and if you wish a dessert and join us for a time of fellowship. We will eat at 1pm and all members and potential members are invited. Please let me know if you plan to attend so we will know how much ham we need. Hope to see you there!