dahlia society of australia South Australian Dahlia Society



Visit our website at :  www.dahliasocietysa.com


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Email us at : dahliasocietysa@gmail.com



The Dahlia Society of South Australia is a Specialist Society dedicated to the promotion of the Dahlia.


The Society has been in existence since 1888 with a much-beloved history with success in growing, showing and breeding the Highest Quality Dahlia's both locally and internationally.


Our members range in diversity from the home gardener, the cut flower specialist to the enthusiastic exhibitors, all sharing the one passion, The Dahlia.



We hold regular meetings throughout the year (open to the general public!) along with our Annual Tuber Sale in November and End of Year Dinner.


Our meetings are held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building in the Botanical Gardens of South Australia (click here for location) -see picture of the lecture room entrance below.


Guest speakers are a highlight of the meeting that discuss a variety of topics related to the Dahlia to assist the beginner right up to the most experienced. (meetings start at 2pm on a Sunday)




Annual Show Circuit (Come and See ALL the Dahlias!!)

Every year our State Show and Championships are held in conjunction with the Mount Pleasant Show.- click here for show date.


Location: Melrose Street, "Talunga Park Showgrounds" Mount Pleasant


Click here for Venue Location Map.


Our member’s proudly exhibit Dahlia's at many other Horticultural Shows during the flowering season (February to April) and some also make blooms available for sale at the end of the show. Shows attended by our exhibitors include the Mannum, Angaston, Tanunda, Mount Pleasant, Mount Barker and Enfield shows.


Botanical Gardens of South Australia (BGoSA)

The Dahlia Society annually supports the "BGoSA" staff to maintain a Magnificent Dahlia bed within the Gardens where you can sit and ponder the day surrounded by many hundreds of blooms. This bed has over 200 Dahlias for everyone to enjoy with name tags at each stake


(Handy Tip: write or take a photo of the name tag/flowers so you can purchase the Tubers at our Annual Tuber Sale in November!!). 


Click picture below for location of the Dahlia bed within the gardens.



Annual Tuber Sale

Each year our Members donate Exhibition Quality Dahlia's for you to purchase. There are hundreds of Tubers for sale with the Name, Colour and Size of the Dahlia on each bag. Visit our website for a comprehensive photo gallery here.


The Tuber Sale is located in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building in the Botanical Gardens of South Australia (click here for location) this year on the 18th of November.


Become a Member!

The Dahlia Society of South Australia welcomes anyone wishing to increase their knowledge, enjoyment and appreciation of Dahlia's.


As a member you will receive monthly newsletters detailing the latest seasonal tips and tricks along with beneficial support from all of our members, throughout the season, so you can get the best out of your Dahlias!


Annual Membership Fees

$15.00                 Single Membership
$20.00                 Family Membership
$20.00                 Affiliated Society’s

Click here to download our membership form


Dahlia Society of South Australia - Office Holders - 2019/20



Neville Jaeschke  (08) 85632146



Elizabeth Jaeschke (08) 85632146







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Dahlias on display at the SA Botanical Gardens



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