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 2023 Daffodil Show
April 7-9, 2023
Alexandria Scottish Rite, 1430 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22302
Staging Set Up: Friday April 7 – 7 am to 12 noon – Volunteers needed
Enter Exhibits: Friday April 7 – 12 noon to 6 pm– Hosts needed till 6pm
Saturday April 8 – 7 am to 9:30 am
Judging: Saturday April 8, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm – Clerks needed
Open to Public: Saturday April 8 2 pm to 4 pm – Hosts needed to close building at 4 pm
Sunday April 9 10 am to 2 pm – Hosts needed to open building 10 am
Take Down Exhibits:
All Entries, Awards and Ribbons may not be removed until Sunday April 9, 2pm to 2:30 pm
Take Down Staging: Sunday April 9, 2:30 pm to 4 pm – Volunteers needed Open to public, Sat 4/8– 2 pm to 4 pm/ Sun 4/9 – 10 am to 2 pm
2022 ADS Medal Recipient
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.
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
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.
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.
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
2016 World Convention – St. Louis, MO –
Glenna Graves wins Gold Ribbon with 2 Y-O Banker. Congratulations, Glenna!