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American Begonia Society Branch Directory

You are limited only by your imagination as to the fun, adventure, variety, study, and all around good time you can have when you journey into the organized world of begonias. The American Begonia Society is that organization, and a branch of ABS is a vehicle that can introduce you to the dynamics and fun of begonias. A branch is a group of at least seven (7) members of the American Begonia Society who wish to meet together to share and gather information on all aspects of begonia growing.

Meetings are usually held monthly and can feature, in addition to educational programs and demonstrations, plant exchanges, seed exchanges, the discovery of newly developed hybrids and discovery of new species. Branches are in contact with one another sharing and looking for more information about begonias. Currently, there are thirty-nine branches of the American Begonia Society in the United States and all are thrilled to share begonias and begonia talk with someone who is new to begonias.

 


Check the listing of
American Begonia Society branch meeting announcements for specific meeting information submitted by our branches.
 


Forming a New ABS Branch 

If you don't have an American Begonia Society Branch in your area, think about starting up your own branch. Just think, if you like to grow begonias and have a friend that likes to grow begonias, and that friend has a friend, well you know...it only takes seven people who are members of the American Begonias Society to join together and form that branch. A branch only needs a Constitution, By-laws, and a few officers. ABS has a Branch Relations Director who has all the necessary organizing information and a request can put that information in your hands. 

Contact our Branch Relations Chairperson

Tom Keepin, Branch Relations Chairperson
4513 Randwick Drive
Houston, TX 77092-8343 

Branch Directory

Click the column header to sort by State, Branch, or Representative

 

State Branch Branch Representative
CA AD Robinson
 
Doris Smith
619-222-1294
Email Doris Smith
CA Doug Frost
Fernwood Mobile Home Park
Recreation Room
10550 Western Ave
Stanton, CA
Meets 1st Wed., 6:30-9 p.m.
More info, directions: Bobbie West (714)816-0717
E-mail: bboopfans@aol.com
Bobbie West
714-818-0717
Email Bobbie West
CA Leslie Hatfield Monterey Bay Karen Crummey
831-624-4154
Email Karen Crummey
MontereyBegonia.org
CA Long Beach Parent
Weingart Senior Center
5220 Olivia Ave.
Lakewood, CA
Meets 3rd Monday, 11:30 a.m.
Margaret Fisher
714 847-1889
Email Margaret Fisher
CA Mabel Corwin Branch
San Diego, CA
Eleanor Calkins
760-746-4743
Mabel Corwin Website
CA Margaret Lee Branch
San Diego, CA
Ingeborg Foo
760 724-4871
Email Ingeborg Foo
Margaret Lee Branch Website
KOLZ Begonia Research Center
CA Orange County
Anaheim Methodist Church
1000 State College Blvd
Anaheim CA
Meets 2nd Thurs. 7-9 p.m.
More info, directions: Mary Sakamoto (714) 852-3695
Mary Sakamoto
714 852-3695
Email Mary Sakamoto
CA Palo Verdes Branch
South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Meets 1st Monday, 7 p.m.
Carol Knight
310 833-3466
Email Carol Knight
CA Riverside Branch Ruth Wilson
951 681-1115
Email Ruth Wilson
CA Rudolf Ziesenhenne
Santa Barbara, CA
Julie Vanderwilt
805 687-8033
Email Julie Vanderwilt
CA Joan Coulat-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
Shelly Berlant
916 486-9505
SacramentoBegonia.org
CA San Francisco Carol Notaras
415-931-4912
Email Carol Notaras
SFBegonia.org
CA San Gabriel Branch
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA
Meets 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Stephanie Rose
626-289-2250
CA Santa Clara Valley Mary Ann Leer
831-477-1239
Email Mary Ann Leer
SCVBegonia.org
CA South Bay Branch
Dana School
5504 W. 135th St.
Hawthorne, CA
Meets 2nd Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Al Palacio
Email Al Palacio
CA T. B. Sheperd
Ventura, CA
 
CA Westchester Branch
Congregational Church of the Messiah
7300 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Meets 2nd Wed., 7:30 p.m.
Janet Brown
310-670-4471
Email Janet Brown
CA Whittier Branch
L.A. County Adventure Park
10130 Gunn Ave.E
Whittier CA
Meets 2th Sat. 10:30 a.m .-12:30 p.m.
More info, directions: Phyllis Adams, President (714) 870-1644
E-mail: Phyllis Adams, President
Phyllis Adams  
(714) 870-1644
Email Phyllis Adams
FL Begonia Society of Tampa Bay Jeanette Hall
813-838-0374
Email Jeanette Hall
FL Miami Julie Echaniz
786 412-7921
FL Palm Beaches
Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Mounts Auditorium, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida.
 
Doris Happel
561 434-3735
Email Doris Happel
http://www.begoniasocietypbfl.org/
GA Greater Atlanta Johnnie R. Hadley
770 907-7330
Email Johnnie Hadley
IL Greater Chicago Area Chapter Esther Detliefsen
773-282-2255
KS & MO Mid America Begonia Society Branch
Kansas City, MO
Brent Tucker
Email Brent Tucker
MA Buxton Branch
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Phyllis Savage

Email Phyllis Savage
Buxton Branch Website
NY Knickerbocker Branch, 
New York City
Nikki Taussig
Email Nikki Taussig
OK Fred A. Barkley Kenny Wilderson
President
OR Cascade Branch
Multnomah, Oregon
Dan Heims
(503) 263-3150 x 314
Email Dan Heims
PA Delaware Valley Branch
Huntingdon Valley Library
625 Red Lion Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19066
President - Michael Ascher
Email Michael Ascher
or Contact Bernie Wiener
Email Bernie Wiener
http://begoniasociety.tripod.com/
RI Rhode Island Branch Priscilla Purinton, President
401-688-0678
Email Rhode Island Branch
TX Alamo Deva Brown
830-742-3458
TX Astro Branch
Houston, TX
Cheryl Lenert
281-255-9004
Email Cheryl Lenert
Astro Branch Website
TX Austin Area Begonia Society
802 Great Britain Blvd.
Austin, TX
Valerie Morris
512-282-0940
Email Valerie Morris
TX Dallas Area
Dallas, TX
Don Miller
214-823-1070
Email Don Miller
TX Houston Satellite Branch Contact us at
Houstonsatellitebranch_abs@yahoo.com
TX Mae Blanton Branch
Fort Worth, TX
Elizabeth Cassimatis
972-271-6152
Email Elizabeth Cassimatis
TX San Jacinto Br. Lulu Leonard
281-424-8245
http://absastro.tripod.com/
TX Southwest Region Wanda Macnair
617-876-1356
Email Wanda Macnair
VA Potomac
Fairfax, VA
Rhonda Trent
703-680-1086, 703-635-5630
Johanna Zinn
703-323-7513




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