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 2020 WDS Daffodil Show has been canceled due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please stay safe and we will see you next year***

***WDS 2019 Bulb Order***

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!