Nanaimo Gladiolus and Dahlia Society

Come Grow With Us!

The Nanaimo Gladious and Dahlia Society is a small dedicated group which was founded in 1964 and joined the Pacific Northwest Dahlia Conference shortly after.

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 display garden at the VIU, G.R. Paine Horticultural Center.  

The Society provides an opportunity to learn horticultural requirements of two of the world's most gorgeous flowers!

Dahlia Gloriosa

Contact Us!

Vern Stephens:  250-755-1412 

                       or 250-668-8846

Mary Carr:  250-618-9447


Join us for an evening of dahlia

Information (everything from growing to showing and storing

  • First Tuesday of every month, February through to October
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Our members have a variety of growing experience-some have been growing Dahlias and Glads for many years, others are New to the Dahlia & Glad world

  • To join us contact Vern Stephens at 250-755-1412 or 250-668-8846


Our Next Meeting will be


Tuesday April 4, 2023

7 p.m.

St Philip's

Anglican Church Hall

1797 Cedar Road

Dahlia AC Ben


Saturday April 29

Country Club Mall in Nanaimo


10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nanaimo Glad and Dahlia Society Annual Show

September 9 and 10

Country Club Mall, Nanaimo

2023 Flowers of the Year

Connie Pie Yang