Meetings & Lectures

All general meetings are held at:
Falls Church Community Center
233 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, VA 22046-4304
Phone: 703-248-5077    Fax: 703-536-8150
Call Jim Dunne (703-560-8776) for more information or email:

Meetings start at 2:30 PM

***   Free Refreshments   ***   All are welcome to attend   ***

(Please note: ODCS meetings are cancelled if the Falls Church schools are closed or there is inclement weather in the Falls Church area.  Members can call the Falls Church Community Center at 703-248-5077 Option 2 for information on inclement weather closings.  The Community Center is open noon to 6:00 pm January through March, and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm April to December.)

January 8 – 2:30 PM – 4 PM

Highlights of the 2016 Potomac/Old Dominion Mum Show held at Brookside Gardens in October and of the National Chrysanthemum Society Show held in Sacramento, Calif.  The 2017 plant order, plant sale and October Show will also be discussed. 

February  12 – 2:30 PM – 4 PM

Preview of the cultivars on the 2017 Group Order. A slide show and discussion of the various blooms that are available on the order.


March 2:30 PM


April  – 2:30 PM


MayNo meeting due to all of the potting activities and plant sale. Annual Plant sale at Green Springs Garden in Alexandria will be on Saturday, May 20.  Come early for the best selection of plants.

May 4 to 6 (Thursday to Saturday) – Rooted Cuttings Received from nurseries. Potting Activities. Distribution/pick up of plant orders
(Check the May Newsletter for time and location. Volunteers needed)

May 6 (Saturday) – Plant Sale at Vienna Garden Faire (volunteers needed)

May 20 (Saturday) – Plant Sale at Green Springs (volunteers needed)


June – 2:30 PM


July – No meeting, annual picnic. More info to come later.


August – no meeting


September 10 – 2:30 PM, Presenting Mums in a Show

The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will present a discussion and demonstration on preparing and presenting Mums for a flower show. After the presentation, flowers and materials will be provided so that everyone can practice presenting blooms for show and receive feedback.


October 21 to 22 – ODCS Annual Chrysanthemum Show at Merrifield Garden Center, Fairfax, VA, with co-host, Potomac Chrysanthemum Society. (Volunteers needed)

Dominion and Potomac Chrysanthemum Societies Show “Across the Universe”
Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks
12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax
Lee Highway (Route 29) one -quarter mile east of Fairfax County Parkway

Free and Open to the Public
Photographers Welcome
Saturday October 21st, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday October 22nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

October 25 – 29, National Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show in Portland, OR
For more info:


November 12 – 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Annual Brunch at J. Gilbert’s Restaurant, Mclean, VA
Please print, ANNUAL ODCS BRUNCH Form – 2017 and send in your reservation no later than November 8th.


December – no meeting
Happy Holidays!


Other important dates in 2017 included:

February 16 – Plant Orders Due

Mid – March – Supply Orders Due

May  4 to 6 – Rooted cuttings received from nurseries. Potting activities and distribution. More info to come via newsletter. (Volunteers needed)

May 6 – Plant sale at Vienna Garden Faire. (Volunteers needed)

May 20 (Saturday) – Plant Sale at Green Springs. (Volunteers needed)

October 21 -22 –  Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show with co-host Potomac Chrysanthemum Society, to be held at Merrifield Garden Center at Fair Oaks location.
(Volunteers needed)




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