Tasmania has the perfect climate for growing Dahlias, cool nights [down to 10 deg ] and warm days [up to 30 deg ] and mostly regular rains. the soil range from sandy to chocolate to clay, depending the area.


Tasmania is divided into main growing areas , North of the state and South.


Dahlia Society Of Australia 2024 Annual Conference hosted by Tasmania

The 2024 Dahlia Conference is being held in Hobart this coming 12th to 14th of July


In the North meetings are generally held at the major shows Launceston (First week in Feb) , Westbury (2nd Weekend Feb), Latrobe (3rd Weekend Feb)
These shows are supported by approx. 20 growers from Wynyard to St Helen’s
The North of the state is also the home of iconic Breeders of Dahlias. George Harding – Devonport Formby Dahlias, John Young – Launceston Kiara Dahlias and Charlie Smith St. Helens – Devon Dahlias.


Contact for the North
Chas Smith                                    
03 63763327


Hobart is the centre of Dahlias in the South and activities are organised by the Dahlia Section of the Hobart Horticultural Society.
The major show is staged in the magnificent Hobart Town Hall on the 2nd Friday & Saturday in March.
Society meeting are held on the first Monday of each month in the Glenorchy Library at 7.30 p.m.
A Field Day is on the last Sunday in January demonstrating more facets of growing better Dahlias.
On the Social Side of the group a Winter Dinner is held on the first Sunday in July. This is a great place to mix & meet the twenty five growers who support a number of shows & exhibitions.

Contact for the South 

Greg Fookes
03 62492010

Show Dates

Show dates in Tasmaina, keep an eye on the Facebook page

Tuber Sales

Quality tubers may be purchased from the tuber auctions held around Tasmania. They may also be found from private members who are all ready to encourage new growers.

Sandy Bay Championship
Sandy Bay Show
Hobart Championship Table
Hobart Show

Skyline over Docks at Hobart

These Dahlia varieties are raised by Tasmania growers