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About CSDS

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Central States Dahlia Society is a group of dedicated and knowledgeable

gardeners who focus on promoting the culture of dahlias.

"We are basically crazy about dahlias."

Friendly CSDS members welcome attendees to the Annual Dahlia Show at CBG

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.  We gather at 1 pm and our programs begin at 1:30 pm. Please check the Home page or the Calendar Page for meeting confirmation date/time. 


During the Summer growing season, CSDS fills its calendar with a multitude of activities including CSDS's 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), CSDS's Annual Dahlia Show & Competition, taking place at the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden on September 15 and 16, 2018. CBG is located at 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022.  (Please refer to map for direction.)


All gardeners are welcome to Join CSDS for the nominal fee of $10 annual dues for single membership or $12 for family membership. Guests are encouraged to attend one meeting free of charge. For more information please send an email from the Join or Contact Us page or email directly to


CSDS is a participating society of the American Dahlia Society.

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