Why join the ADS?

Here’s the short answer. 

  • You will support the mission and activities of the ADS including; the Dahlia Classification System, research, trial gardens and seedling evaluation thus enabling new dahlias to be released, the network of dahlia shows and judges for the shows.
  • You will be part of a community where you will learn about dahlias, meet fellow dahlia enthusiasts, and have fun!
  • You will receive ADS publications – quarterly Bulletins, the Classification and Handbook of Dahlias, Judging Roster, Show Reports – and have access to a member’s only partition of the ADS website.

For more details visit this file, Why Join ADS.


Available Memberships for 2023

Memberships are for May 1 through April 30 regardless of when you pay your dues. Membership dues should be paid by April 1st for the following year (to avoid missing publications).  Memberships include 3 issues of the Bulletin of the American Dahlia Society and the Classification and Handbook of Dahlias. Please note: members in 2022 will have their membership extended to April 30, 2023, free of charge, to align with the new membership year.

MembershipPrint or DigitalPublications includedDues (US Dollars)
USA Individual print 1-person, 1-Classification book$30
USA Household print 2-people, 2-Classification books$35
Canada/Mexico Individualprint 1-person, 1-Classification book$40
Canada/Mexico Householdprint2-people, 2-Classification books$45
Canada/Mexico Individualdigital only version1-person, 1-Classification book$30
Canada/Mexico Household digital only version2-people, 2-Classification books$35

If you are considering membership and would be a first time ever member (never having been a member in the past) and it is between May 1 and Dec 1, we have a special offer for you Details here.


Student Memberships

$10 US/$20 Canada/Mexico (age 25 and younger).


Overseas Associates

Our Overseas Associates product allows dahlia enthusiasts in other parts of the world to connect with ADS members in North America.  More info here.


How to Join

To join, send a membership application and your check, U.S. currency only, payable to the American Dahlia Society to:

Elva Sellens
ADS Membership
2651 Loma Vista Drive
Roseburg OR 97471

Any payments sent by registered mail, such as cash, must be mailed to:

ADS Membership
c/o Charles Miehm
38430 Piggott Bottom Road
Hamilton, VA  20158



Join Online

You may also join online and pay with PayPal. 


Support ADS Above and Beyond

The ADS encourages those who are financially able to renew at a higher level to help support ADS projects.

A Patron Membership is $75. A Benefactor Membership is $125. Patron and Benefactor Memberships are both family memberships.

We also welcome donations (tax deductible) to the ADS for dahlia research projects approved by the ADS Executive Committee. Such projects currently include an ADS-sponsored virus research project at Washington State University and a genome sequencing project.

The ADS is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization. All dues payments in excess of the basic membership & shipping costs, and all donations are deductible for income tax purposes.