The American Begonia Society (ABS) was born of the Great Depression. In 1932, begonia growing, horticultural classification, and scientific study were in their adolescence. Many of today's species were undiscovered and hybrids not yet developed.
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 Fund, offering
seed from Begonia species and
hybrids from around the world.
- Member Services - 45 Branches
nationwide, Seed Fund, Slide & Video
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
- 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.