September 26 – October 1, 2022

Save the date for the American Begonia Society National Convention in Atlanta, September 26 – October 1, 2022! 

The American Begonia Society’s annual convention is hosted by the Greater Atlanta Branch and will be held at the Sonesta Atlanta Airport North, Hotel & Conference Center 

Events include a visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Atlanta Aquarium, tours of member gardens and greenhouses, visits to local nurseries, and the many attractions of historic downtown Atlanta.

Tour of Atlanta Botanical Garden. You’ll find 30 acres of outdoor space, 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.

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

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

Enjoy visiting ‘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 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 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!

The convention registration form and tour and seminar descriptions provide more information. Keep an eye out for updated information.

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

Hosted by the Greater Atlanta Branch
of the American Begonia Society.

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