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Golden Gate Park’s Annual Dahlia Flower Show

The official flower of San Francisco gets its very own celebration
By - posted 8/20/2016 No Comment

The Dahlia Society of San Francisco will hold the annual Dahlia Show at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, August 20, 2016, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

The Dahlia is the official flower of San Francisco.

2016 Annual Dahlia Flower Show
August 20-21, 2016 | 10am to 5pm (4pm on Sunday)
Hall of Flowers, 9th and Lincoln, Golden Gate Park, SF

“The Dahlia partakes essentially of the character of our beloved city, in birth, breeding and habit, for it was originally Mexican, carried thence to Spain, to France and England in turn, being changed in the process from a simple daisy-like wild flower to a cosmopolitan beautyIn its versatility, its beauty, its infinite variety of color and form, it is the very symbol of San Francisco life and of the spirit of her people.” – Mayor Rolph’s resolution of 1926

On this event, expect 1,500-2000 magnificent dahlias vie for Best in Show. Growers from all over California bring their best dahlias. This is a great opportunity to take photographs of dahlias up close and personal.

There are many growers present to answer the public’s questions and there is a special selection of blooms where the Public votes for People’s Choice.