Midwest Daffodil Society
This page last updated February 4, 2021.

The MIDWEST DAFFODIL SOCIETY seeks to promote and encourage the growing and scientific study of the Daffodil, and to foster and stimulate public interest by

  • having daffodil shows and sales
  • encouraging the visitation of gardens of members
  • having planned garden trips
  • holding any other event which will create greater interest in daffodils.
  • Peeping Tom

    This website is hosted by the American Daffodil Society for the Midwest Daffodil Society. Our thanks to them, and here's our request to you: check their website at DaffodilUSA.org. Then, consider joining the American Daffodil Society.

    Send an email to the Midwest Daffodil Society : here
    Ask us a question or request a callback.

    We often meet at the Chicago Botanic Garden and our show and sale dates are usually posted on their calendar and here.

    The 2021 Spring Show will likely not be held at the CBG due to the COVID19 interruption. We are considering a virtual event and will post information here when arrangements are made.

    The following downloads are addenda to the usual schedule showing rules for the various competitive divisions.


    Sample Horticultural Division Rules in PDF format may be downloaded here.

    2019 Artistic Design Rules in PDF format may be downloaded here.

    Only the 2019 Photo Rules in PDF format may be downloaded here.

    The 2018 Spring Newsletter, last year's, in PDF format may be downloaded here.

    Here are some documents which may be useful for those wanting to enter a daffodil show:

    Download three pages describing how to prepare for a show: Getting Ready.

    Download a one page overview of how to enter blooms: Showing Daffodils..
    This contains a description of how to prepare an entry.

    Download an article describing how to refrigerate daffodils before a show: Refrigerator.

    Some resources from the past are available for download:

    Download a PDF copy of the Fall 2017 newsletter.

    There will likely not be a Bulb Sale this year.

    Download a PDF copy of the Fall 2017 Bulb Exchange list.

    Download a PDF copy of a sample schedule booklet .
    This version was for printing 2 pages side by side. 

    Facebook Logo  here .

    See our Facebook page for more information and for many photos from from former MDS and American Daffodil Society shows.

    Visit the home page of : The American Daffodil Society. A virtual national convention is planned.

    View or take part in the worldwide ongoing conversation about daffodils at Daffnet.org.

        You may go directly to Daffnet here.

    This website is intentionally kept to minimum, primarily local, information.

    If you have questions or comments about this website or the Midwest Daffodil Society please send an email to:  Daffodil@Dorners.net

    Reach for the Stars, the 2021 virtual American Daffodil Convention will be held from February 25 to May 1, 2021.

    See DaffodilUSA.org for much more information about daffodils.