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 –


***WDS 2022 Show Schedule***

Please find below the WDS 2022 Bulb Order –

***Most recent quarterly WDS newsletter***


2022 ADS Convention Logo

ADS National Convention
The Northeast Region is delighted to announce that they will be hosting the American Daffodil Society’s National Convention at the Wyndham Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from April 29 to May 1, 2022.

Hotel Reservations | Transportation to Hotel
Convention Registration | National Daffodil Show Schedule of Events

Wyndham Gettysburg

Make your Hotel Reservation Today!

Wyndham Gettysburg
95 Presidential Circle
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Phone: 717-339-0020

To make a reservation, call 717-339-0020, please press Zero (0), and reference Group code 042722AME.

  • Room Rate is $136.00 for 2 Queens or 1 King, Suites $174.00, plus taxes
  • Rates guaranteed until March 28, 2022 or until block is sold out
  • Complimentary parking for all guests
  • Complimentary Wifi in Guestrooms, Meeting Rooms & Lobby.

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.

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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!