2013 Michigan Dahlia Association Calendar of Events


February 17, 2013, Sunday 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, set up at 12:30 pm

     2013 ADS New Dahlia Introductions and General Meeting
     Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, Room 125
     (Topic: Planting Practices and Garden Layout)


March 23, 2013, Saturday 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, set up at 12:30 pm

     Member Auction of 2013 ADS Introduction and other new tubers
     Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Room 125
     General Meeting (Topic: The Hidden Information within the ADS Classification Book)


April 14, 2013, Sunday 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, set up at 12:30 pm

     Tuber Sale, info table on Dahlia Care and DVD on Growing Dahlias
     Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Rooms 125, 139 and W. Lobby


May 18, 2013, Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, set up at 9:00 am

     Annual Plant Sale
     Dexter Mill, 3515 Central St., Dexter, MI


June 1, 2013, Saturday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

     Annual Midwest Dahlia Conference Spring Meeting and Plant Sale
     High Drive Pavilion, 500 E. Beardsley, Elkhart, Indiana
     Presentation: Tips on Hybridizing the Dahlia by Steve Meggos


August 10, 2013, Saturday

     Midwest Dahlia Conference Judging Seminar
     Additional information will be forthcoming.
     The Midwest Dahlia Conference Web Page is: www.midwestdahliaconference.org


August 18, 2013, Sunday 1:30 pm

     Whine & Wine Garden Tour, Dahlia Staging Demonstration & White Elephant Sale
     1:30 – 3:30 pm Humphrey’s, 4:00-6:30 pm Warden’s
     Please RSVP to Humphrey’s & Warden’s if you plan to attend.


August 23 –25, 2013, Friday – Sunday

     65th Annual Michigan Dahlia Association Show
     Mall of Monroe, Monroe, Michigan
     Fri, Aug 23   Setup 6:00 pm
     Sat, Aug 24   Open at 6:00 am, 10:00 am Judging
     Sun, Aug 25   Mall opens at noon; 3:00 pm sell flowers and clean up


August 31, 2013, Saturday

     West Michigan Dahlia Society Annual Show combined with the Midwest Dahlia Conference and ADS National Show
     Grand Rapids, MI


September 22, Sunday 1:30 pm at the Rumple’s

     After show picnic and seedling presentation and judging


October 12, Saturday

     Awards Banquet
     Hospitality: 5:30pm & Dinner: 6:00 pm
     The Hungarian Rhapsody
     14315 Northline Rd, Southgate, MI


Note: Matthaei Botanical Gardens has now added parking meters and the rate is $1.20 per hour.


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