Meetings & Events

2023 Calendar


MEETING – February 4, 10 am via Zoom. Meeting will include introduction of new members, how to wake up your tubers, Q&A session, and discussion of our spring sale. All are welcome. Members have been emailed a link to join the Zoom meeting. If you are not a member, but are interested in joining the meeting please email and we will send you the Zoom link.


BSDS member discussing tuber details at 2018 sale


Get tubers and already-growing dahlia plants from award-winnin “parents” at very reasonable prices. We have hundreds of tubers and plants from scores of exotic and gorgeous cultivars!

When: Saturday, April 29th 9am – May 3rd at 8pm. The link to the sale will be posted on this webpage and on our Instagram and Facebook pages at 9am on April 29th.

Pick-up: No shipping. Pick-up on East side of Madison on May 6th. Pickup times are 9:00 am to 11:00 am for last names A-L and 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for last names M-Z. The specific address for pick-up will be included in your sale receipt.

Please email us at if you have any questions about the sale.


DAHLIA SHOW – We are planning on having our 77th annual show on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI. This is half a mile from Olbrich Gardens. FREE admission.
2017 Dahlia Show

We are open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sunday at 2 p.m., we give away all the blooms, so bring a vase or bucket to carry away some beautiful and FREE cut blooms for your table.


Garden tour
2018 Picnic and Member Garden Tour

PICNIC and GARDEN TOUR – Our annual potluck picnic at the home of one of our growers. See new varieties and learn about different cultivation methods. Members only.


AWARDS BANQUET – Date TBD. Our annual buffet brunch and joint awards banquet for the Badger State Dahlia Society (based in Madison) and the Wisconsin Dahlia Society (based in Milwaukee). Members only, pre-registration is required.

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2019 BSDS Banquet

See our Join/Contact Us page for information about becoming a BSDS member.