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CSDS Welcomes You

Central States Dahlia Society (CSDS) was founded in February 1932 to encourage dahlia enthusiasts across Chicagoland and northern Illinois. We are one of the largest affiliated societies of the American Dahlia Society. 

To learn more about CSDS, go to About.

CSDS's Propagation Program Featured on ADS Site​


CSDS's propagation program was recently highlighted on the American Dahlia Society's website. Click here to read the article and view all the photos.

Photo Credits:

Kidd's Climax dahlia in Laura Matz's garden, Sonia Harmon

Upcoming Events

June, July, and August

The growing season is here! No scheduled meetings during the summer. Information about members only events such as Garden Walks and the Members Picnic will be provided in the monthly newsletter. 

Fall Dahlia Show

Chicago Botanic Garden, Burnstein Hall

Saturday, September 16 from 12 - 4 pm

Sunday, September 17 from 10 am - 4 pm
Come see hundreds of dahlia blooms on display by dahlia growers from across the Midwest. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list here.


The 2023 CSDS Show Schedule is now available for anyone interested in exhibiting at the show.

Not a CSDS member? Join now!

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