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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

April 16** – All the Dirt on Dirt
1:30 pm, Elk Grove Village Public Library


Our April 16th Meeting will feature Heinz Piniak, CSDS and Southtown member, presenting “All the Dirt on Dirt”. His expertise is preparing beds for the growing season, and April is a great time to learn what we need to do to get ready to have beautiful dahlias this summer.

**Please note, due to Easter, April’s monthly meeting is moved to April 16.

May 6 & 7 – CSDS Dahlia Sale
10 am - 4 pm, Chicago Botanic Gardens
May 9 - 17 – Online Sale
May 20 – Pickup
12 - 4 pm, Northfield and Arlington Heights 


Information about the dahlia sale will be updated here

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