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Who doesn’t love dahlias, the official flower of San Francisco? The Dahlia Society of California (DSC) is the San Francisco chapter of the American Dahlia Society. It was organized in 1917 under the laws of California, two years after the American Dahlia Society was organized on May 10, 1915. DSC is a member of the Pacific Southwest Dahlia Conference, and an affiliate of the National Dahlia Society of England.

In San Francisco, the Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park is where all of the magic happens! DSC also holds an annual Dahlia show for two days every summer, as well as two tuber sales per year and the most amazing volunteer appreciation picnic every summer.

The Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park is maintained by DSC members. Hands-on experience by assisting with planting, grooming, and digging out of the tubers has trained many novices in dahlia growing, and they encourage you to get involved!

Get Involved

Anyone who is interested in joining the Dahlia Society of California is encouraged to fill out this Membership application form.

Members of the DSC are encouraged to attend monthly meetings, which take place every second Tuesday of the month at the Golden Gate Park, County Fair Building on the corner of 9th and Lincoln.

Check out the DSC website or Facebook page to learn more about how you can get involved!

What SF Parks Alliance Loves

The Dahlia Society first formed in 1917 and has been growing strong ever since! The Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park is incredible, and we love that anyone can join the society and become a dedicated Dahlia lover.

Send a check payable to the SF Parks Alliance to the following address, or donate directly through the button below:

SF Parks Alliance
1074 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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