Welcome Growers and Admirers!
Members meet monthly to educate and encourage all who are interested in growing gladiolus and dahlias.
Whether it be for a lovely addition to a flower garden or for growing show quality flowers for competition at local shows and fairs.
The Nanaimo Gladioli and Dahlia Society is affiliated with the American Dahlia Society Inc. and provides its members with the option of joining this national organization where official classification information is available along with flower show protocol. There are thousands of cultivators of the dahlia in a wide range of form, colour and size.
The Nanaimo Gladious and Dahlia Society plants a seedling garden at the VIU G.R. Paine Horticultural Center . The purpose of the seedling is for growers to grow seeds that have been pollinated either naturally by the bees or manually by the grower in order to create new varieties of the various cultivators.
The Society provides an opportunity to learn horticultural requirements of two of the world's most gorgeous flowers!
2017 Tuber Sale: April 29
It is that time of year again...to refer to your dahlia wish list and join us at our annual tuber sale...same place, same time!
Country Club Mall
8:30 am and ends around 2:00 pm
Come early for your best selection. Fill your garden with the many colours and varieties. Try your hand at growing one or both of our 2017 flowers of the year and putting them in the August annual show.
See you at the tuber sale...
*if you are new to growing and caring for dahlias check out our information page.
2017 Annual Gladiola and Dahlia Show
Come out to Country Club Mall this summer to see the prize winning Gladiola and Dahlia entries by our Dahlia Club growers. The show opens at 9:00 am on Saturday, August 26 and ends at 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 27.
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month, from February to October at the G. R. Paine Horticultural Centre starting at 7:00 pm.
Flowers of the Year
Triple - Lyn's Louise (M FD LB W/L)