Dahlia Legacy Project

By the Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers

Federation Of Northwest Dahlia Growers (FNWDG)


Formed on November 18, 1984, the Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers is an organization serving dahlia growers, exhibitors, and judges in the Pacific Northwest, serving members in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. It presently supports 14 Affiliated and Associate societies throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Federation Objectives

  • To provide an organization of dahlia societies and common goals for Northwest dahlia hobbyists who grow and exhibit dahlias
  • To provide leadership in dahlia culture and improve through experiments and research the quality of exhibition, garden, and cut-flower cultivars.
  • To educate and train dahlia judges through field experience and workshops
  • To support a trial garden with financial assistance and expertise
  • To promote inter-society communication by proposing solutions for common problems
  • To provide yearly publications dedicated to the latest advances in dahlia culture and dahlia news around the world
  • To encourage the free exchange of new ideas and methods concerning dahlias and support such innovations as merited

Annual Programs

The Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers hosts two annual workshops, an annual judging training workshop, a trial garden judging seminar, and an annual meeting.

Charter Members

Charter members of the Federation who served as signatories on the initial Bylaws and Constitution included:

Harold Miller
C. Phillip Traff
Pauline Fanning
Edgar Corning
Dan Sharp
Ed Redd
William Dungan
Elsie Dungan
Roger L. Walker
Richard C. Matthies
Patricia F. Matthies
Les Connell
Barney Welch
Steve Shackleton
Linda Shackleton
Birdie & Marvin McCartney
William J. Rigby
Lewis G. Bloom
Susan K. Ambrose

Founded November 18, 1984
Location Washington, Oregon (US); British Columbia (Canada)
Show Location Throughout the Pacific Northwest, North America
President Wayne Lobaugh
Vice-President Alli Richards
Secretary Terry Schroeder
Treasurer Rosemary Freeman
Members At-Large Art Chmura, Art Worth
Past President Dick Parshall
Website http://nwdahlia.org/
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