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!