National Dahlia Show

September 22-25, 2022
Sheraton Reston Hotel – Reston, VA

American Dahlia Society – National Capital Dahlia Society

2022 National Dahlia Show Count Down








About 2022 National Dahlia Show





Dear Dahlia Society Member,

The National Capital Dahlia Society invites you to attend the ADS 55th Annual Show and Exhibition.  We have been working diligently on planning a busy and memorable four days filled with spectacular blooms and exciting places to visit.  Greater metropolitan Washington, D.C. encompasses a tri-state area that has attractions for every taste.  Below are some of the highlights of the event:

Meet and Greet Thursday Evening

  • Mingle with old and new friends with light appetizers and cash bar from 6pm – 10pm

Gardens and Space Center Tour Friday

  • Visit the Mid-Atlantic Trial Garden, Brookside Gardens and the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center, lunch included

Dahlia Show on Saturday and Sunday

  • Over $5,000 in prizes
  • Stage dahlias Friday night until midnight and Saturday morning 6am – 9:30am
  • Judging starts at 10am
  • Show open to the public Saturday from 2pm-6pm and Sunday from 9am – 3pm
  • Speakers on hybridizing, dahlia virus, dahlia genome and flower photography from 2pm – 5pm
  • Bloom Sale – Sunday at 3pm

Banquet Saturday evenings

All-around town D.C. Tour Sunday

The show will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Reston, Virginia, a convenient ride from either Dulles or National airports.  To make reservations and get the ADS rate, call 800-325-3535 and reference the “ADS 2022 Show.”  Attached is the registration form for the show, early registration ends August 25.

We hope to see you there!
Kathleen Hoxie and Rich Gibson, Show Co-Chairs

September 22- 25, 2022

55th American Dahlia Society National Show
10th Mid-Atlantic Conference Dahlia Show
87th National Capital Dahlia Society Annual Show

Each year the American Dahlia Society (ADS) has a National show.  The 2022 will be hosted by the National Capital Dahlia Society and will take place at the Sheraton Reston located in Reston, Virginia (near Dulles Airport).  The show is open to the public and free of charge.  For members, the Annual Meeting of the ADS will be held as well as other informative meetings, gatherings, and more!









Hotel Information

Sheraton Reston Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20191
Phone:  703-620-9000


Our show will be hosted by the Sheraton Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191, which has recently undergone a $40 million renovation. The hotel is located less than 7 miles from Dulles Airport and will have a periodic shuttle service from Dulles Airport to the hotel. It is easily accessible to the DC Metro and area attractions. The hotel has a 24-hour fitness facility, free wi-fi, ample free self-parking, and a shuttle bus to nearby Reston Town Center – a large restaurant, shopping and entertainment complex.

Hotel rates are as follows: $129 per night for a single; $139 per night for a double; $149 for a triple plus applicable state and local taxes. Rates will be available September 22 through September 26. To make a reservation, the Sheraton may be called directly at 1-800-325-3535. Reference “ADS 2022 Show” in order to receive the preferred rates. Cut-off date for hotel reservations at these preferred rates is September 10, 2022. An online hotel link for reservations is below:

Book your group rate for National Capital Dahlia Society – September 22-26, 2022



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Thursday, September 22nd

  • Show registration:  4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Hospitality Suite:  4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Hospitality Reception:  6:00pm – 10:00pm; light refreshments/Cash Bar
  • Boutique Hours:  7:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday, September 23rd

  • Set-up Show Rooms:  12 noon – 5:00pm
  • Show Registration:  9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Hospitality Suite:  10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Friday Tour:  Gardens and Air & Space Museum Annex:  9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Boutique Hours:  10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Receive Entries, Horticulture and Design:  4:00pm – Midnight

Saturday, September 24th

  • Show Registration:  7:00am – 9:30am
  • Receive Entries, Horticulture and Design:  6:00am – 9:30am
  • Clerks and Judges Meetings:  9:30am – 10:00am
  • Judging:  10:00am -12:30pm
  • Judges/Clerks Luncheon:  12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Speakers Roster:  2:00pm – 5:15pm
  • Show Open to Public:  2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Hospitality Suite:  9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Boutique Hours:  2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Awards Banquet:  6:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner/Awards/Cash Bar

Sunday, September 25th

  • ADS Classification Meeting:  8:00am – 9:00am
  • Judging Seminar and Update:  9:00am – 10:00am
  • ADS Annual Meeting:  10:00am – 12 noon
  • Show Open to Public:  9:00am – 3:00pm
  • All-Around DC Bus Tour:  12:30pm – 5:00pm (Lunch provided)
  • Hospitality Suite:  1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Boutique Hours:  10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Bloom Sale:  3:00pm
  • Show Teardown/Cleanup:  Beginning at 3:00pm
  • Sunday Evening Speaker:  7:00pm – 8:30pm