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American Begonia Society

Many local societies are having "virtual" meetings.
Check the Branches page for local society contact information.

See Events page for more national event information.



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!

Visit again soon for more convention photo galleries. And check out the visitor map below.

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 your begonias.
  • A Seed Fund , offering seed from Begonia species and hybrids from around the world.
  • Member Services - 45 Branches nationwide, Seed Fund, Slide & Video Library, Book Store (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 the world.
  • Conservation - Support for two Species Banks in U.S. & collecting trips...International cooperation with conservation efforts worldwide... Save Our Species (SOS) , 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.

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