We are the Badger State Dahlia Society, based in Madison, Wisconsin. Our club is a local branch of the American Dahlia Society, and our location makes us part of the Midwest Dahlia Conference.

Don’t miss the September 2016 “dahlia garden walks” at the home of one of our club members, who is also one of the Midwest’s top dahlia exhibitors:


P1180459Our club members are passionate about bringing together both novice and experienced growers to promote the growing and exhibition of this fun, versatile flower.

Based on newspaper accounts, our club was already well-established and had been putting on shows for years when an article about the annual show appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal in September, 1948. Though the names and faces have changed, we are still going strong today, in 2016!

We have three very popular annual events: our May tuber and plant sales and our August dahlia show. This website provides information about BSDS membership, meetings, events and shows. It also features photos of dahlias and our club events, as well as links to learn about dahlia cultivation.

If you’d like to learn more about dahlias, we welcome you to join us at any of our meetings. We look forward to meeting you!