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   The Canadian Chrysanthemum
and Dahlia Society

So glad you could visit our site!

Thank you for visiting our site. We are a small group of folks who have an interest in growing, and in some cases, showing dahlias and chrysanthemums.  For over 50 years, our members have been sharing stock and information on how best to grow these blooms with whoever has an interest.

Fall has arrived, and frost has visited almost all gardens in a final way. Indeed, some of us have gotten snow, a bit early this year.  A number of us have already harvested our crop, even in the face of seemingly constant excessive rain. Perhaps the best outlook is to consider our packaged crop as a present to ourselves, to be opened in the Spring of 2019!

 

our 2018 public appearances

Saturday Sept 15, 2018 was the date of our annual exhibition, and was the last public meeting for the year.

 

our next General meeting is - Thu. Jan 24, 2019- 7:30PM.Toronto Botanical gardens, 777 lawrence ave e., studio 2 (upstairs)

Regarding the annual Awards Night/Banquet/Election of officers, members who wish to reserve a place at the table should contact Michael Burns sometime two weeks or more before the event. When he receives your money, he will reserve a seat for you at the event!

 

We welcome you to our group

If Chrysanthemums or Dahlias have caught your attention (or if you already grow them), why not consider joining our society?  Our membership covers several provinces, even though our main member base is from the area in Ontario which stretches from Hamilton, to Aurora, to Keswick, to Cobourg.  We plan about 6 meetings per year, holding most in the Toronto Botanical Gardens site.  While not mandatory, we do encourage members who are close enough to the Exhibitions to show their best blooms, and/or participate in those shows.  Our first show is held in Markham, Ontario in early September, and our second show is held in Agincourt, a suburb of Toronto.  We also encourage you to visit the Hamilton Mum Show in the Gage Park Greenhouses in that city, in late October and early November.  Membership in our society also brings our newsletter Cuttings, which is full of timely advice on growing and showing, plus other newsworthy items

 For speaking engagements in the toronto area

We have people who are able to make quality presentations on chrysanthemums, dahlias, or both.  While most members grow one or the other, some have tried both.  Naturally, that means we are still learning our craft as well.  Most areas we have served thus far are somewhat close to Toronto, so travel costs can be somewhat mitigated.  Contact us for speaker fees, availability, and for proposed dates.  For e-mail info, click the 'About Us' tab.

the CANADIAN CHRYSANTHEMUM AND DAHLIA SOCIETY