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Begonia Society Calendar of Events
Dates and times are subject to change without notice.
Please check with the sponsoring organization before traveling long distances.
ABS National Convention 2014
March 19 - 23, 2014
We have three great lectures lined up for Saturday morning. First up is Rick Schoelhorn from Proven Winners who will talk about ‘Begonia Trials and the Marketplace.’ Next we have Dr. Katherine Burt-Utley who will talk about Mexican begonia species. She will be followed by her husband, Dr. John Utley, who will talk about Mexican/Central American plants and their habitats.
Saturday night's award banquet speaker will be Penny Carnathan. She has been the garden writer for each Tampa newspaper for the past 10 years. She is popular and well known among local garden groups for her lively and entertaining programs. "Begonias and Beyond: Garden Inspirations" will be her topic of the evening.
There will be several tours, including the Largo Botanical Garden, Tarpon Springs, Selby Gardens and a trip to Tropiflora Nursery specializing in bromeliads, tillandsias and driftwood.
And, of course, there will be a judged show, a plant sale and a stellar Hospitality Room.
1001 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
800-228-9290 Marriott reservation line
ABS rate of $110/night (up to 3 in a room) includes breakfast
Hosted by the Begonia Society of Tampa Bay
For more information contact:
Southwest Region Get-Together 2014
May 22 - 24, 2014
Plan to come on Wednesday the 21st for the tours on Thursday, the 22nd to the Rose
Garden of the American Rose Society and to the Norton Museum and Gardens. This museum
holds a fascinating collection of porcelain dolls, about 3 ft. tall, dressed in the Louisiana fashion of
the 1800's and early 1900's. The museum also has American paintings, Remington statues, and
Steuben glass. A great rate at the Holiday Inn Airport West. Phone 318-688-3000.
Freda Holley is the Show Chairman