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Dahlia Show Delights the Senses at The NC Arboretum


ASHEVILLE, NC – The rewards of spring and summer come full bloom at The North Carolina Arboretum this fall as hundreds of dahlias in rainbow colors and in widely ranging forms and sizes will be on display on September 12 and September 13.

The Carolinas Dahlia Society’s Annual Judged Show is a perfect follow-up to the May sales that provide guests with an opportunity to learn more about how to grow dahlias as well as options to buy plant starters.

Guests to The NC Arboretum will be able to enjoy the shows and flower sales as well as trail walks, family activities, and exhibits.

Exhibitors from five states, including commercial and amateur growers from our local mountains, upstate South Carolina, Metro-Atlanta, southeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and the North Carolina Piedmont, will participate. The Flower Displays will contain blossoms in every color except black, blue or green; in every size from ¾ inch to over 12 inches in diameter; in over 17 distinct forms
recognized by the American Dahlia Society.

Dahlia Society members will answer questions and offer advice on cultivating dahlias, and flowers will be available for purchase while supplies last. The Dahlia Show is free for Arboretum Society members or with the standard parking fee ($6 per personal motor vehicle). Visitors are encouraged to explore the Arboretum’s 65 acres of cultivated gardens, 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, engaging exhibits, and bountiful opportunities to connect with nature.

For information, call 828.665.2492 or visit www.ncarboretum.org.

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