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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, even if you only have a few questions.

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 the ABS is a vehicle that can introduce you to the dynamics and fun of begonias.  

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

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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.

The ABS has a Branch Relations Director who has all the necessary organizing information and a request can put that information in your hands. 

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    Branch Directory Corrections should be sent to Branch Relations

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State Branch Branch Representative Meeting Info
CA AD Robinson
 
Doris Smith
619-222-1294
Email ADRobinson Branch
 
CA Doug Frost
Fernwood Mobile Home Park
Recreation Room
10550 Western Ave
Stanton, CA
Bobbie West
714-818-0717
Email Doug Frost Branch
Meets 1st Wednesday
6:30-9:00pm
 
CA Leslie Hatfield Monterey Bay
Karen Crummey
831-624-4154
Email Monterey Bay Branch
 

MontereyBegonia.org
CA Long Beach Parent
Weingart Senior Center
5220 Olivia Ave.
Lakewood, CA
Margaret Fisher
714 847-1889
Email Long Beach Parent Branch
Meets 3rd Monday
11:30am  
CA Mabel Corwin Branch
San Diego, CA
Eleanor Calkins
760-746-4743
Email Mabel Corwin Branch
 

Mabel Corwin Website
CA Margaret Lee
San Diego, CA
Ingeborg Foo
760 724-4871
Email Margaret Lee Branch

Margaret Lee Branch Website
KOLZ Begonia Research Center
CA Orange County
Anaheim Methodist Church
1000 State College Blvd
Anaheim CA
Mary Sakamoto
714 637-8787
Email Orange County Branch

Meets 2nd Thursday
7-9pm
Email Bobbie West
or (714)816-0717 for more info.
CA Palos Verdes
South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Carol Knight
310 833-3466
Email Palos Verdes
Meets 1st Monday
7:00pm  
CA Rudolf Ziesenhenne
Santa Barbara, CA
Julie Vanderwilt
805 687-8033
Email Rudolf Ziesenhenne Branch
 
CA Joan Coulat - Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
Shelly Berlant
916 486-9505
Email Sacramento


SacramentoBegonia.org
CA San Francisco
Carol Notaras
415-931-4912
Email San Francisco Branch
Meets 1st Wednesday, 7:30pm in SF County Fair Building, 9th Ave & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park
SFBegonia.org
CA San Gabriel
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA
Stephanie Rose
626-289-2250
Email San Gabriel Branch
Meets 2nd Tuesday
7:30pm
 
CA Santa Clara Valley
Mary Ann Leer
831-477-1239
Email Santa Clara Branch
 

SCVBegonia.org
CA South Bay Branch
Dana School
5504 W. 135th St.
Hawthorne, CA
Al Palacio
Email South Bay Branch
Meets 2nd Friday
7:30pm  
CA TB Sheperd
Ventura, CA
Email TB Sheperd Branch
 
CA Westchester Branch
Congregational Church of the Messiah
7300 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Janet Brown
310-670-4471
Email Westchester Branch
Meets 2nd Wednesday
7:30pm
CA Whittier Branch
L.A. County Adventure Park
10130 Gunn Ave
Whittier CA
Phyllis Adams, President  
(714) 870-1644
Email Whittier Branch
Meets 2nd Saturday
10:30am-12:30pm
 
FL Tampa Bay
Begonia Society
Jeanette Hall
813-838-0374
Email Tampa Bay Branch
 
FL Miami
Miami, FL
Julie Echaniz
786 412-7921
Email Miami Branch
 
FL Palm Beaches
Mounts Auditorium
531 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL  
Doris Happel
561 434-3735
Email Palm Beaches Branch
Meets 2nd Monday each month
7:00pm  

begoniasocietypbfl.org
GA Greater Atlanta Johnnie R. Hadley
770 907-7330
Email Greater Atlanta Branch
 
IL Greater Chicago Area Chapter Esther Detliefsen
773-282-2255
Email Greater Chicago Area Branch
 
KS & MO Mid America Begonia Society Branch
Kansas City, MO
Brent Tucker
Email Mid America Branch
 
MA Buxton Branch
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Sally Savelle
Email Buxton Branch
Buxton Branch Begonia
Facebook Page
NY Knickerbocker Branch
New York City
Carol Smith
Email Knickerbocker Branch
 
OK Fred A. Barkley Kenny Wilderson
President
Email Fred A Barkley Branch
 
OR Cascade Branch
Multnomah, Oregon
Dan Heims
(503) 263-3150 x 314
Email Cascade Branch
 
PA Delaware Valley Branch
Huntingdon Valley Library
625 Red Lion Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19066
Michael Ascher, President
Email Delaware Valley Branch or Email Michael Ascher
or Email Bernie Wiener
 


begoniasociety.tripod.com
RI Rhode Island Branch Priscilla Purinton, President
401-688-0678
Email Rhode Island Branch
 
TX Alamo Deva Brown
830-742-3458
Email Alamo Branch
 
TX Astro Branch
Houston, TX
Cheryl Lenert
281-255-9004
Email Astro Branch
 

begoniahouston.org
TX Austin Area Begonia Society
802 Great Britain Blvd.
Austin, TX
Valerie Morris
512-282-0940
Email Austin Area Branch
 
TX Dallas Area
Dallas, TX
Don Miller
214-823-1070
Email Dallas Area Branch
 
TX Houston Satellite Branch Email Houston Satellite Branch
 
TX Mae Blanton Branch
Fort Worth, TX
Elizabeth Cassimatis
972-271-6152
Email Mae Blanton Branch
 
TX San Jacinto Lulu Leonard
281-424-8245
Email San Jacinto Branch


absastro.tripod.com
TX Southwest Region Wanda Macnair
617-876-1356
Email Southwest Branch
 
VA Potomac
Fairfax, VA
Rhonda Trent
703-680-1086, 703-635-5630
Johanna Zinn - 703-323-7513
Email Potomac
 


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