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!

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)

DUE TO COVID-19 we will be having our meetings via ZOOM

  • 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 via zoom contact Vern Stephens at 250-755-1412 or 250-668-8846
  • OR
  • Mary Carr at 250-618-9447
  • Or
  • AnneKenny
  • [email protected]


In Person Meetings


Join us via Zoom

When in-person Meetings resume:

They are held the first Tuesday of each month, from February to October at the G. R. Paine Horticultural Centre starting at 7:00 pm.

Our Next Meeting will be 

Tuesday October 5 via Zoom

For a meeting invite contact:

Anne Kenny

[email protected]


2021 Flowers of the Year

Triple: "Tui Connie"

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Single:  "CHI EF 25"

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