Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY


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About The Long Island Dahlia Society

  • LIDS is an all volunteer organization.
  • Dahlias bloom from June to frost, getting richer in colors as the fall approaches.
  • There are over 1000 dahlia plants in the garden, with hundreds of different dahlia varieties.
  • See all a variety of dahlia forms from tiny blooms to "dinner plate” dahlias over fifteen inches in diameter.
  • LIDS hosts two “Dahlia Shows” each year (Sept/Oct), east coast growers compete for the top prizes in dahlias.
  • A “Dahlia Photo Competition” is held with the second show, open to beginners, advanced, and professional photographers.
  • These shows are free to the public with admittance to the Arboretum.
  • Meetings are open to the public and are held the third Thursday of each month, check the calendar for details.
  • Want to learn about dahlias? Join us at our meeting and visit our shows!

The Dahlia Garden:

The William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden is named after its founder and designer, William Wolkoff.

William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden, located at the:
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Highway
Great River, NY 11739

Please check the Bayard Cutting Arboretum website for hours, parking, & directions: www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com

Our mailing address is:

Long Island Dahlia Society
P.O. Box 66
West Sayville, NY 11796