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Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society
Established April 5, 1958
  

The Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society (MTDS) is a plant society
based in the Nashville and middle Tennessee area.

MTDS is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and cultivation of daffodils.
Membership is open to anyone anywhere who would like to join.


Join MTDS!


Don't miss opportunities to meet new daffodil and gardening friends,
assist with local daffodil digs, bulb cleaning and sorting parties
(opportunities to learn about daffodils and to earn free bulbs),
join in on group bulb orders, and attend informative meetings!

Click Here for the MTDS Membership Form


MTDS Show bench

   

MTDS Spring Meeting - March 19, 2017

The MTDS Spring Meeting is Sunday, March 19 at 2 pm at Cheekwood Botanical Garden in Nashville. We meet in the Potter Room located in Botanic Hall.

This is always a fun time to see daffodil friends in the springtime when daffodils are blooming. Last year the huge patch of 'Carlton' daffodils planted on the hillside behind the Pineapple Room Restaurant was in full bloom on this weekend. It was wonderful to see and a great photo op! We will have Show Schedules available for the show the coming weekend and will help newbies learn how to enter their flowers and give pointers on how to win blue ribbons!

   

Southeast Regional Daffodil Show - March 25 & 26, 2017

   
On Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26 the Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society will host the 57th annual MTDS Daffodil Show at Cheekwood Botanical Garden in Nashville. This will also be the Southeast Regional Show.

Show setup is Friday, March 24 from 1 to 4 pm. Come help if you can. Show entries can be made between 7 am and 10:15 am on Saturday, March 25.

Show Schedules will be available at the March 19 meeting, during show setup on Friday, on Saturday morning or you can email Becky Fox Matthews at becky@lostfrogs.com to receive an electronic version of the schedule.

The show will include Photography and Artistic Design Divisions.


MTDS 2018 Convention guitar logo

MTDS will host the 2018 American Daffodil Convention and Show in Franklin, TN, April 5 - 8, 2018 at the Cool Springs Marriott. Don't miss your opportunity to attend an ADS Convention close to home!

The 2017 ADS Convention will be in Sacramento, CA March 10th – 12th, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Enjoy a beautiful daffodil show, featuring miniature and tazetta daffodils, visit with featured educational speakers and enjoy an outing to the Gold Country. Visit this link for more information: 2017 ADS Convention.

 

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to keep informed of meetings, shows,
daffodil digs and bulb cleaning parties!


For more information contact Becky Fox Matthews or Anne Owen

 

 

A few photos from the 2015
Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society
SPRING DAFFODIL SHOW

Phil's Gift

'Phil's Gift' Gold Ribbon winner (Best Standard in Show) exhibited by Jeff and Jennifer Harvey

Englander

Englander 6 Y-Y Miniature White (Vase of 3) and Gold (top flower) exhibited by Becky Fox Matthews

Hot Gossip

'Hot Gossip' White Ribbon winner (Best Vase of Three) exhibited by Greg Freeman

Best Design 2016

Best of Show Artistic Design winner exhibited by Pam Braun

Biometrics Best Int.

'Biometrics' Best Intermdiate winner exhibited by Pam Braun

Sweetness

'Sweetness' 7 Y-Y Best Youth Bloom exhibited by Allie Grace Osborn

 

 

 

A few photos from the 2014
Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society
SPRING DAFFODIL SHOW

'Rapture' gold ribbon winner

'Rapture' Gold Ribbon winner (Best Standard in Show) exhibited by Michael and Lisa Kuduk

Keira KB 11/2001 6 Y-Y mini gold ribbon winner (upper left)

Keira KB 11/2001 6 Y-Y Miniature Gold Ribbon winner (upper left flower) exhibited by Becky Fox Matthews

'New Penny' white ribbon winner

'New Penny' White Ribbon winner (Best Vase of Three) exhibited by Jeff and Jennifer Harvey

'Minnow' mini white ribbon winner

'Minnow' Miniature White Ribbon winner exhibited by Bonnie Campbell

'Barrett Browning' Youth ribbon winner

'Barrett Browning' Youth Ribbon winner exhibited by Helen Rieke

Best Artistic Design winner

Best of Show in Artistic Design "Moon River" exhibited by Jeff Harvey

 

A few photos from the 2013
Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society
SPRING DAFFODIL SHOW

Anne Cain (left) with her Gold Ribbon winning Best Standard in Show 'Marieke';
Helen Rieke (right) with her Best Youth Bloom 'Barrett Browning'
Above photographs by Tom Stettner courtesy of http://www.daffnet.org.

Susan Basham (left) staging daffodils for the show; Carol Smith (right) helping with show tear-down

Andrew Buhler, Jr. and Susan Basham (left) assisting with show tear-down; Anne Cain's (right) gorgeous arrangement for the lobby

Tom Stettner photographing the show

 

A few photos from the 2012
Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society
SPRING DAFFODIL SHOW

 

A few photos from the 2011
Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society
SPRING DAFFODIL SHOW

 



 


Anne Owen and Anne Layman Wires staffing the MTDS booth
at the Nolensville, TN Buttercup Festival on Saturday, April 10, 2010.
Andrew Buhler and Becky Fox Matthews also talked to visitors about buttercups (AKA daffodils)

 


Tennessee and Georgia daffodil folks relax after the 2010 show is judged at Cheekwood.



 

Activities of the MTDS include fall and spring membership meetings,
an annual daffodil show, a fall bulb exchange and newsletters. 

MTDS members work with staff at Cheekwood Botanical Garden,
an American Daffodil Society approved Display Garden,
to maintain and improve the Hardison Daffodil collection.


For General Information or Questions about

the Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society

Email: MTDS Information

 

Thanks to the American Daffodil Society

for hosting this website!

American Daffodil Society

 

For more information about daffodils, visit the website of the American Daffodil Society

Daffnet -- the ADS web-based daffodil forum (searchable discussions of all things daffodils!)

Daffseek -- the ADS online searchable daffodil photo database

Dafflibrary -- the ADS online searchable library of Daffodil Journals, books, articles, etc.

Join the American Daffodil Society

A special thanks to Amanda McKinney
for being the first Webmaster for the MTDS website!

Contact the Current Webmaster