The American Begonia Society is a horticultural society devoted to the promotion, cultivation, and study of begonias (plant family Begoniaceae). Begoniaceae is one of the largest flowering plant families with about 1500 different species and hundreds of hybrids. Mature begonia plant sizes range from a mere few inches high to over 12 feet high. The range of begonia flowers, foliage colors and sizes are incredibly diverse, and spectacular.
Regardless of if you are gardening inside in a small terrarium, under lights, on a window sill, or outside in your garden, we know there is at least one begonia to inspire you and delight you! We love to share our enthusiasm and love of begonias with new friends!
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Begonia 'Ladies Fingers'
photo by Ross Bolwell
grown by Carol Knight
Begonia 'Penny Lahn'
photo by Julie Vanderwilt
American Begonia Society members enjoy:
The Begonian, a full color publication every other month. branch
and regional newsletters, articles
on growing begonias, terrarium care,
photos of new hybrids and registered
begonias, monthly tips on caring for
seed from Begonia species and
hybrids from around the world.
Member Services - 45 Branches
nationwide, Seed Fund, Slide & Video
(books on begonias
from around the world, found no
where else), Research Library,
Horticultural Correspondent to
answer your growing questions and
branch support through Branch
Relations Director .
Conventions - Spectacular shows,
sales, seminars, garden tours and
fellowship with other begonia lovers
held annually in locations around
Support for two Species Banks in U.S. & collecting trips...International cooperation with conservation efforts worldwide...
Save Our Species
, tips on organic growing.
To get started learning more
about begonias, join the
American Begonia Society
- More information and benefits of membership are found on the Membership Page .
Thank you for visiting the ABS Website. For more pictures and information about Begonias, please visit our Virtual Greenhouse.