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Central States Dahlia Society is a participating society of the American Dahlia Society (ADS). The ADS is made up of over 70 local dahlia societies within the United States and Canada. To find a dahlia society near you, or to learn about growing and showing dahlias visit the ADS website.


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The 2020 CSDS Plant Sale was a great success in spite of the extenuating circumstances.

We thank the growers, sales team, delivery team and most of all our customers.

Have a great 2020 dahlia season.

See you next year at the Chicago Botanic Garden!


Central States Dahlia Society (CSDS) is a group of dedicated and knowledgeable gardeners who focus on promoting the culture of dahlias.

"We are basically crazy about dahlias."


During the Winter and early Spring (November thru April), CSDS members meet regularly at the Elk Grove Village Public Library, 1001 Wellington Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 1 pm.

During the Summer growing season, CSDS fills its calendar with a multitude of activities including the CSDS Annual Dahlia Plant & Tuber Sale, garden walks, tours, excursions, an annual picnic, and annual Awards Banquet. The main event of the year, (drum roll please), is the CSDS Annual Dahlia Show & Competition.  


Our 2020 dahlia propagation program at Friendship Park Conservatory is underway and we expect to have a fine assortment of rooted cutting and tubers available for our Spring Plant Sales. Please see the Calendar of Events page.

CSDS is a participating society member of the American Dahlia Society.


Coming soon to
Central States Dahlia Society!

In the very near future, Central States Dahlia Society will have its new coloring book available for aspiring artists and future dahlia lovers.

This sixteen-page coloring book was developed by our in-house team and we believe it to be an original way for a dahlia society to share our favorite flower with a larger and younger audience.

The book contains colorable images of many dahlia forms along with rhyming text that hopefully will be educational, inspirational and of course, FUN! 

Special thanks to our
sponsors, contributors & volunteers
who give generously to CSDS.
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Plant Sales

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Garden Walks

coming soon

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