September 26 – October 2, 2022

The American Begonia Society’s annual convention will be held at the Sonesta Atlanta Airport North, Hotel & Conference Center

Anticipated events include a visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, a tour of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, tours of member gardens and greenhouses, visits to local nurseries, and the many attractions of historic downtown Atlanta.

September 27 – Tour of Atlanta Botanical Gardens. You’ll find 30 acres of outdoor, greenhouses, and artworks. There are dozens of permanent pieces of art, nine permanent botanical sculptures and water features, and the largest display of glass works by Dale Chihuly in a botanical garden.

Like ‘The Earth Goddess’ which boasts 18,000 live annuals and is a permanent installation in the Cascades Garden. Carnivorous plants native to the southeastern United States are in The Native Bog Garden.

The Atlanta skyline over the botanic gardens. | Photo Credit: Atlanta Botanic Gardens

‘The Earth Goddess’ botanical sculpture. | Photo Credit: Atlanta Botanic Gardens

The Gardens also exhibit a collection of Begonia species, some of them collected in the wild by Scott McMahan, Manager of International Plant Exploration at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Other begonias may be found sprinkled around inside the Gardens’ greenhouses, including an outstanding specimen of B. maculata var. wrightii.

As in the past, the convention will present a strong theme of Begonia conservation, both through its guest speakers and through the Plant Show with a new division, At-Risk Begonia Species.

The week will include a wonderful plant show, a large plant sale, and the annual dinner banquet, as well as many other opportunities to spend time with both begonias and begoniacs!

Keep an eye out for more information, such as the registration form, program, and list of each day’s events.

Catch up with friends and enjoy gatherings, including the show, plant sale (rare Begonia species and new hybrids), and dinner banquet!

Hosted by:
The Greater Atlanta Branch.


Begonia ningmingensis varbella . | Photo Credit: Steve’s Leaves