Dahlia Gardens and Dahlia Hybridizers
Dahlia enthusiasts often start out with a few plants and then they get the the bug and start to grow large numbers of Dahlia plants and pretty soon there is a Dahlia garden with many, many plants.
There are many nice Dahlia gardens in San Francisco area maintained by members of DSC. Some of these experts became hybridizers, breeding new varieties of Dahlias.
The Dahlia Dell at the Golden Gate Park is maintained by members of the DSC under the leadership of Erik Gaensler, Erik and Gerda Juul, Lou Paradise, Deborah Dietz, Tinnee Lee and Melissa Hung.
Erik and Gerda Juul and Lou Paradise have pioneered a number of new varieties of Dahlia. (Please, see links on this page.)
Members of DSC have also visited other private Gardens and some of them are featured here.