Photo: Pam Howden
Midwest Dahlia Conference

Serving the Dahlia Societies of the Midwestern U.S.

Latest Updates:
04/25/19:
Spring Meeting


The Midwest Dahlia Conference was established to promote more widespread interest in growing dahlias in the Midwest.  The desire to bring dahlia growers of this section of the nation into closer and friendlier contact with each other is facilitated through the holding of an Annual Midwest Dahlia Show, each year sponsored by a different member society and held in a different part of the Midwest. The Midwest Dahlia Conference is also striving to promote further education and understanding of the dahlia and its culture to its member societies and to the public.


2019 Annual Midwest Dahlia Conference Spring Meeting
The 2019 Annual Midwest Dahlia Conference Spring Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 1st at High Dive Pavilion in Elkhart, Indiana.  Click here for more information.


2019 Midwest Dahlia Conference Dahlia Judging Seminar
The 2019 Midwest Dahlia Conference Dahlia Judging Seminar and Picnic will be held on Saturday, August 17th at the Bonneville Trial Gardens at Bonneville Mill County Park in Elkhart, Indiana.  You won't want to miss this event. Top growers and experienced dahlia judges will come together to take you through the Bonneville ADS Trial garden where the new varieties are grown. You will join a team of judges and glean all the information you need to be a successful dahlia grower. Then at lunch time a presentation on setting up blooms for a show will be given. Click here for more information.


2019 Annual Midwest Dahlia Conference Show and ADS National Show
The Midwest Dahlia Conference and National Show will be hosted by the West Michigan Dahlia Society, and will be held at the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI over Labor Day weekend, 30 August - 1 September 2019. Find more information on their webpage located here.


Midwest Show Items for Sale
Information on purchasing show tags and show tag rings can be found by clicking here.


BOARD MEMBERS
As of September 5, 2017, the Board members are as follows (along with the year for re-election):


PARTICIPATING SOCIETIES
Eighteen Societies are members of the Midwest Dahlia Conference:

If you would like more information on having your dahlia society join the Midwest Dahlia Conference, or if you would like more information about society activities, please contact the MDC Secretary, Richard Peters.


LINKS to other Dahlia websites




Photo: Seedling raised by Jerry and Ruth Wittrig