Welcome to the Washington Daffodil Society website

The Washington Daffodil Society is a nonprofit organization formed to promote the culture of daffodils. It is chartered in Washington, DC, with members located in the Nation’s capitol, surrounding states and and across the country.

The Society’s purpose is to:

  • Stimulate interest in growing daffodils
  • Promote public knowledge of daffodils
  • Encourage public and private planting of daffodils
  • Provide educational activities about the growing of daffodils for members and the public

Latest News –

*** Important Announcement: The 2021 WDS Daffodil Show has been canceled due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic. Currently, a few ADS shows might still be held during 2021. Please check the ADS website Shows and Events section for shows that might be held in 2021 – Shows and Events Calendar. Please stay safe and we will see you next year***

Please find below the WDS 2021 Bulb Order –

2021 Summer Picnic

Please join us for the WDS Summer Meeting and Annual Picnic, which will be held at the Springdale Village Inn, 18348 Lincoln Rd., Purcellville, VA 20132 http://www.springdalevillageinn.com on Sunday, June 13, 2021. The tentative schedule for the day is as follows: 11:00 am Board Meeting, 12:00 pm General Meeting and Potluck Lunch (fried chicken will be provided), 2:30 pm Tour of Abernethy & Spencer Garden Center and Greenhouse http://www.abernethyspencer.com



Fall 2021 – ADS Fall Forum, Board Meeting and Show, Reno, NV

2021 ADS Fall Forum Logo - Sierra Gold

Where: Whitney Peak Hotel 255 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89501 (775) 398-5400

When: October 21 – 24, 2021Sponsored by The American Daffodil Society and hosted by the High Desert Daffodil Society

Presenting LIVE and Virtual formats with opportunities for interactive questions for some educational sessions.

Offering: Educational Symposia – Daffodil Bulb Auction – Accredited ADS Judges Refresher Course – ADS Board of Directors Meeting – Daffodil Fall Flower Show – Daffodil Photography Show

Reno is accessible via planes, trains and automobiles.
The train station is only a block and a half away easy walk from the hotel. Consider the possibility of taking the California Zephyr from Chicago to Reno to really make this a fun first trip out of the living room! Party train!

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Susan Duncan, ADS Fall Forum & Board Meeting Chair


2020 ADS Medal Recipient

We are proud congratulate WDS member, Mitch Carney, as the 2020 ADS Silver Medal Recipient awarded March 13, 2020 at the American Daffodil Society Convention in Dallas, Texas.

Mitch Carney from Boonsboro, MD, awarded the Silver Medal of the American Daffodil Society. The Silver Medal of the American Daffodil Society is awarded to an individual deemed by the Honors Committee as being worthy of “recognition of outstanding service to the American Daffodil Society.”
 
Our ADS Silver Medal Recipient has many accomplishments and accolades detailed in an article within the June 2020 edition of The Daffodil Journal. You can also review a press release about Mr. Carney’s accolades, as well as other recipients of this outstanding service award, on the ADS Silver Medal Recipients page of the ADS website.


***WDS 2021 Bulb Order – coming soon***


WDS Past President, Karen Cogar, and WDS Current President, Glenna Graves

For two consecutive years, a WDS member has been awarded the ADS MidAtlantic Regional Service and Leadership Award, which is only attained after several years of dedicated service. At the WDS Fall quarterly meeting, held in McLean, VA, WDS Past President, Karen Cogar, received the award in acknowledgement of her many years of dedicated service for ADS at the local, regional, national and international level

Mary Darling, WDS member and long-time ADS Treasurer


2019 ADS Gold and Silver Medal Recipients  were awarded on May 3, 2019 at the American Daffodil Society Convention in Bloomington, MN. Mary Darling from Washington, DC, was awarded the Silver Medal of the American Daffodil Society.

Mary Anne Barton from WDS receives prestigious ADS MidAtlantic Regional Service and Leadership Award 2018 from ADS Middle Atlantic Regional VP Nicki Schwab at WDS Fall meeting. Congratulations, Mary Anne, and thank you for all of your hard work!

WDS President, Glenna Graves, from Harrisonburg, Virginia, awarded the Silver Medal of the American Daffodil Society at the ADS National Convention in Nashville, TN, April 2018.

ADS Silver Medal

The American Daffodil Society Silver Medal is awarded to an individual deemed by the Honors Committee as being worthy of “recognition of outstanding service to the American Daffodil Society.”  The Silver Medal honorees are listed by year ADS Silver Medal Recipients.

Graham Phillips from Hamilton Waikato, New Zealand, pictured with Glenna, was also a medal winner at the awards banquet at the 2018 ADS National Convention in Nashville

Other 2018 ADS National Convention Accolades –


WDS Past President, Karen Cogar, wins Gold Ribbon with “New Penny” at 2018 ADS National Convention in Nashville. Congratulations, Karen!

2016 World Convention – St. Louis, MO –

Glenna Graves wins Gold Ribbon with 2 Y-O Banker. Congratulations, Glenna!