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 Fall Meeting

WDS Annual Meeting including Bulb Auction, Exchange,
and Order Pickup
When: October 29, 2022
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, Langley Hall
1205 Dolley Madison Blvd
McLean, VA 22101
Time: 10-11 am: Board Meeting (all are invited to attend)
11:30 – 1 pm: General Meeting
Annual Meeting, Vote for Officers, Bulb Auction, Bulb exchange,
If you paid for mailing, your bulbs will not be available at this meeting

ADS Fall Forum & Board Meeting – Nov 4 – 6, 2022

2022 Fall Forum & Fall Board Meeting

Newport, Rhode Island

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina
1 Goat Island,
Newport, RI 02840
Located in Goat Island Marina

Reserve your Room TODAY!
Call: (833) 235-7500
Group Code: 221104DAFF
Room rate is $199.00 for 2 Queens or 1 King, plus taxes and fees

November 4 – 6, 2022 in Newport, Rhode Island
Sponsored by The American Daffodil Society
Hosted by the ADS North Atlantic Region

Offering:
Educational Symposia     Daffodil Bulb Auction
Accredited ADS Judges Refresher Course
ADS Board of Directors Meeting

Newport is a city set on Aquidneck Island in the New England state of Rhode Island. It is known as a New England summer resort and is famous for its historic mansions and its rich sailing history. Its yacht-filled harbor hosted the America’s Cup for many years and Newport is also known for the Gilded Age mansions lining Bellevue Avenue, some of which are now museums.

2022 Fall Forum & Board Meeting Committee


Please find below the WDS 2022 Bulb Order –

***Most recent quarterly WDS newsletter***


2022 ADS Medal Recipient

Janet Hickman

WDS member, Janet Hickman of Lynchburg, VA, was awarded the 2022 American Daffodil Society Silver Medal on April 29, 2022 at the American Daffodil Society Spring Convention in Gettysburg, PA. The American Daffodil Society Silver Medal may be awarded to an individual deemed by the Honors Committee as being worthy of recognition for outstanding service to the American Daffodil Society. Janet has had a life-long appreciation of daffodils. In her home garden she raises over 2000 varieties, and continues to search for new varieties and especially Historics.

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 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!