Victoria Dahlia Society


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    70th Annual Dahlia Show (2016)

    The 70th Annual Dahlia Show (2016) will be held Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11 at the Prospect Lake Community Hall, 5358 Sparton Road.  The doors will be open to the public Saturday 1pm to 5pm, and Sunday 11am … Continue reading


    Show Catalogue 2016

    For exhibitors, clerks, and judges: all the details regarding the upcoming Show may be found in the Show Catalogue 2016.  Copies of this catalogue and show tags for exhibits will be available at the venue Friday evening when staging begins.


    In Memoriam: Bill Kempster

    On March 1, 2016 Bill Kempster passed away at Ayre Manor at the age of 98.  While is death was not remarkable, his contributions to the South Vancouver Island gardening community were. Bill immigrated to Victoria shortly after WWII, bringing … Continue reading


    2016 Tuber Sale April 9

    Our 2016 Plant and Tuber Sale will be held on one day only: Saturday, April 9, 2016– VDS Plant & Tuber Sale 9:30am to 2pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2964 Richmond Rd, Victoria If you would like notices of future … Continue reading


    2015 Annual Show

      All the details regarding the 69th Annual Victoria Dahlia Society Show can be located here      


    2014 List of Show Winners

    A big thank you to everyone who entered our show!!! Here is the list of winners – congratulations on a growing job well done!! 2014 Victoria Dahlia Society Show – Winners List


    VDS 68th Annual Show and Pacific Northwest Dahlia Conference 2014 Annual Show

    Novice growers encouraged to submit their blooms! Entry is free to all (you don’t need to be a member!) Please come by to see some of our best growing efforts with these spectacular flowers!!


    Victoria Dahlia Society Show Catalogue is here!!!

    It’s mid-June and my dahlias are growing well, soon it will be time to start disbranching and disbudding! It won’t be long before the blooms are ready and it will be time to bring them into the VDS Annual Show, … Continue reading


    VDS Annual Plant and Tuber Sale – April 2014

    Spring is coming soon, and while it rains and is windy, now is a good time to be inside and plan your garden for the upcoming year. Fill it with beautiful dahlias!! Our 2014 Plant and Tuber Sale will be … Continue reading


    Seedling Judging – A Good Time Had By All!!

    One of the many great things about our society is the opportunity to learn pretty much whatever you care to about dahlias; from how they are grown to how to show them and judge them! Many thanks to Connie Young-Davis … Continue reading

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